Doctoral Research

Strengthening digital engagement to provide intersectional narratives within museums using user-generated metadata: a case study at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium and the applications beyond

This research explores and questions the ways in which curatorial control of GLAM data and the creation of metadata has limited the representation and connection of communities to museums -- enforcing an inherent bias in our cultural heritage. This project then looks at the use of crowdsourcing as an engagement tool and form of radical trust/transparency to increase the diversity of voices surrounding cultural heritage object interpretation to create a more inclusive narrative, and a more representational and accessible search/discovery experience for the public.


Jane Winters, Richard Gartner (Warburg Institute)