On February 4th, 2013, an outstanding public lecture focusing on interactive technologies for enriching the experience of visiting a museum, took place at the Cyprus University of Technology. The event was organized as part of the Master Program of “New Technologies for Communication & Learning”, hosted by the Department of Communication & Internet Studies.

Through her lecture entitled “Experiencing the museum through digital interactive stories tailored to each visitor”, Dr. Roussou (www.makebelieve.gr) focused on how a visitor could digitally interact with the exhibits of a Contemporary Museum. Using as a case study the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, Dr. Roussou explained the rationale behind the design and implementation of AR applications to enrich the museum visitor’s experience. This work was carried out under the European program Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling (CHESS), which is funded by the European Commission.

The lecture was followed by an open discussion during which the attendees could raise their own questions. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Eleni A. Kyza, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Master’s program in “New Technologies for Communication & Learning”.

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