From Crowdsourcing to the Commons: Towards Critical and Meaningful Digital Collaboration in Museums

By Alexandra Reynolds.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: May 19, 2017 $US5.00

Museum crowdsourcing projects commonly extend the traditional role of the curator. This paper explores a range of existing crowdsourced projects and evaluates the usefulness of theories of the commons to productively subvert the curatorial role, developing truly democratised, co-created digital cultural narratives.

Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Curating, Commons, Co-Curation, Museums, Galleries, Network Capitalism, Inclusive Neoliberalism

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp.49-68. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 19, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.079MB)).

Dr. Alexandra Reynolds

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research and Innovation, Creative and Digital Industries Hub, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK


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