Smirnova Tatiana

Titre provisoire: Museums and digital technologies

PHD Supervisor : D. Vinck, Université de Lausanne

The thesis aims at studying dynamics and transformations in processes related to the use of new technologies in museum activity. In the XXI century museums are exploring digital possibilities. There appeared new types of activity with new types of devices for virtualization, a new communication environment and new forms of art and types of expositions. In this regard, it's interesting to analyze the changing of museum work, redefining of capabilities of museum activity for museum professionals, visitors and stakeholders. First of all it's important to answer next questions: What are definitions of museum roles for society today? What are roles of actors connecting with digital technologies in interaction between museums and society? What does take place in museum practices with the arrival of new technologies?