Digitization of cultural heritage ViMuseo.fi project. Description of PhD project

  • Magdalena Laine-Zamojska
Keywords: cultutal heritage, digital heritage, digitization, virtual museum, Finnish local museums, small museums, CMS, museology, doctoral research, Finland, University of Jyväskylä


In this text I will present my doctoral research on the digitization of cultural heritage, which I am conducting at the Department of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Jyväskylä (Finland). The supervisors are Professor of Museology Janne Vilkuna (main supervisor) and Professor of Digital Culture Raine Koskimaa (second supervisor) from the Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä. The research is scheduled to be conducted between 2008 and 2012. The goals of the research are (1) to investigate the possibilities for new media in presenting cultural heritage in small museums in Finland; (2) to analyze the cooperation between the researcher, graphic designers and programmers; and (3) to construct the tool to create multimedia presentations. The possible implementation of the research results is also discussed.