Museums and the Web 2005
Speakers: Speaker Biography
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Speakers from around the world present their latest work at MW2005.

Ross Parry

Lecturer in Museums and New Media
University of Leicester
Department of Museum Studies
103-105 Princess Road East
Leicester Leics.
LE1 7LG United Kingdom

Dr. Ross Parry is Lecturer in Museums and New Media at the University of Leicester in the Department of Museum Studies one of the largest and most well-respected museum studies programmes in the world. He is leading the development of Leicester's proposed new postgraduate degree programme in Digital Heritage. His research is interested in the relationship between new technology (including pre-digital technology) and the ways memory institutions such as museums manage information and display knowledge. He has spoken around the world to professional and academic audiences, and his work has appeared in material culture, computing and historical publications. He has just completed a piece with Dr. Andrew Sawyer on in-gallery digital interactive design for a new book Reshaping museum space: architecture, design, exhibitions (Routledge), and another with Nadia Arbach on museum e-learning for a forthcoming book from MIT called Digital Cultural Heritage. He is also compiling a new addition to the series of Leicester Readers in Museum Studies entitled Museums and New Media, as well as working on a computer-assisted study of a Renaissance exhibition space for the forthcoming edition of the Complete Works of Ben Jonson - to be published next year by Cambridge University Press. His main project, however, is a major book (to be published with Routledge) on the theories and histories of digital heritage.

Ross will present The Localized Learner: Acknowledging Distance And Situatedness In On-Line Museum Learning.