Julian Hartley
PhD
Centre for Museology
U K

My Phd research explores the ways in which Art Galleries and Museums are adapting their practices in public engagement to reflect the 'digital social space'. The approach is to test new models for digital engagement against the existing working practices of the Whitworth Art Gallery's engagement and curatorial programs. It traces how innovations in digital engagement are mediated, not only by the technology, but also by the institution's organisational culture and departmental structure.