For humanization of technology

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International colloquium PIRANOVA: Museums in digital – lecture by Peter Tomaž Dobrila

01.03.2023 10:00

This year's international colloquium PIRANOVA entitled Museums in Digital will feature a presentation The creative use of new technologies by Peter Tomaž Dobrila, president of KID KIBLA, intermedia artist and producer. His lecture will take place on Thursday, 30 March at 3 p.m.. The colloquium will take place from 29 March to 1 April 2023 at the Herman Pečarič Gallery (Leninova ulica 2, Piran).



The colloquium entitled Museums in Digital will shed light on the opportunities, strengths, dangers, and weaknesses of a digital museum experience.

Digital technologies enable the development of new museum practices and reinterpretations of museum collections, new forms of museum participation, networking, and accessibility of heritage. Using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D digital technologies, museums offer visitors new ways of understanding and communicating. The agenda for digitization in museums was established decades before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the physical closure of museums, especially in the first wave of the pandemic, moved the diverse social interaction of museums to digital environments. We are witnessing completely new digital experiences. The time of pandemic restrictions on life and functioning has shaped many digital innovations, solutions, and adaptations.

The colloquium offers an overview of innovative projects in this field and at the same time brings a critical point of view to virtual and mixed reality, emphasizing that we must use information and digital tools thoughtfully and critically and with a clear goal.

Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre tackles the issues that challenge the traditional concepts and shape the development of heritage and society. The focus is on heritage and on museums of all types and sizes, which are becoming the key institutions that support the community, promote activism and positive social change.

Organization: International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures
Partner: Piran Coastal Galleries