Mobile media, mobility and mobilisation in the current museum field

Rikke Haller Baggesen

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Introducing the concept of a 'mobile museology' to describe how museums are currently set in motion by a confluence of cultural, technological and museological developments, this chapter traces the connections between mobile media and notions of mobility and mobilisation in the museum field. As illustrated by current examples in the chapter, mobile phones have thus provided an opportunity for both augmenting and transcending the museum space, blurring former boundaries between institutions and their environments. At the same time, technological advances and digitial culture developments have also required and inspired museums to become organisationally mobile, and to mobilise collections, audiences and institutions in order to fulfill museum missions. In this perspective, mobile media are thus seen as both catalysts and instruments for current museum developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication
EditorsKirsten Drotner, Vincent Dziekan, Ross Parry, Kim Schrøder
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9781138676305
ISBN (Electronic)9781315560168
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesRoutledge International Handbooks


  • museology
  • media
  • communication
  • mobile media

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