Kirsten Drotner, Vince Dziekan, Ross Parry, Kim Christian Schrøder

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Another alternative but equally arresting direction of practice and research is framed in the next chapter by Sarah Kenderdine and Andrew Yip as they consider the possibility of accepting digital copies as authentic objects. Whereas Vargas reflects on the dilemma of being confronted with a massification of data, here the authors confront another new problem associated with modern developments in technology – namely, what happens when communicative media can “produce sufficiently high resolution to produce visual replicas with a spatial and structural integrity that respects the original’s materiality”? Rather than seeing authenticity located in the materiality of an object, they see a direction of curatorship and scholarship (stimulated by the arrival of these new high-fidelity digital copies) in which the idea of authenticity is understood instead at the confluence of “material concerns, digital mediation and viewer perceptions.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication
EditorsKirsten Drotner, Vince Dziekan, Ross Parry, Kim Christian Schrøder
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9781138676305
ISBN (Electronic)9781315560168
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesRoutledge International Handbooks

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    Drotner, K., Dziekan, V., Parry, R., & Schrøder, K. C. (2019). Directions. In K. Drotner, V. Dziekan, R. Parry, & K. C. Schrøder (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication (pp. 257-260). Routledge. Routledge International Handbooks, Vol.. 19