Kicking off


Hi everybody,

this is our first ‘blog reflection’ on the “Digital Heritage” course. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, have a look at the ‘about’ page. In short, this is the group blog of the students and tutor for the ‘Digital Heritage’ course of the Art Gallery and Museum Studies MA programme at the Centre for Museology, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester (yes, it’s a long title!).

It aims to function as an online collaborative notebook of the course, run by the students (names will be ‘revealed’ soon) and the course leader, Kostas Arvanitis (that’s me). We will be doing all sort of exciting things here, such as reflecting on our Tuesday’s sessions (‘blog reflections’), share links and info relevant to the themes of the course, invite other students, academics and museum professionals to write posts and engage in discussing the issues we are dealing with in the course and other things which you can find again in the ‘about’ page.

I hope that this blog will not only offer a rewarding blended learning experience for us, but also become a ‘space’ where other people interested in the use of new media in museums will pop in to follow and contribute to our discussions.

So, let the blogging begin!!!

I can’t remember which website I got that image from; if anyone knows it, please let me know, so that I acknowledge it.

The structure of this blog has been largely inspired by Anne Galloway’s website of her ‘science, technology & innovation‘ course at Carleton University. Anne has been blogging about her research and teaching since 2002 (!) and her purselipsquarejaw site was in this year’s shortlist of ‘The Edublog Awards’.