‘Interactives’ in the Social Museum
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There has been a slow trickle of research disseminated through a variety of channels on the use-value of digital interactives within museum environments and art galleries.1 Nevertheless, this research has yet to be consolidated into a robust and coherent evidence base for contextualising and considering the continued – not insignificant – investment in such technologies. This is no doubt for a variety of reasons: the case by case (institution by institution) evaluative nature of much of the research; the interdisciplinary scope of the investigation meaning that publication takes place across a number of subject areas, and utilises a mixed lexicon;2 the variety of approaches to study which can make consolidation or comparison of findings problematic; and the number of technologies that are seen to constitute the field (if we can call it that) of museum interactives.