Institute of Archaeology


ESRC award for Inclusive Digital Museum Innovation project

4 March 2022

Theano Moussouri (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been awarded ESRC funding for collaborative research with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST).


Towards Inclusive Digital Museum Innovation is a cross-disciplinary research network primarily between the UK and South Korea exploring inclusive approaches to the digital transformation of arts and heritage organisations.

ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

The overarching aim of this project, led by Theano Moussouri, with her Co-Investigator at KAIST, Professor Young Yim Doh, is to bring South Korea's advancements in digital technology and the digital game industry and the UK's socially engaged museum practices into dialogue with each other.

The objective is to motivate museums to take actions to mitigate global challenges of digital inequality in society, improve our understanding of digital ethics regarding museum practices, and explore the potential benefits of digital gaming towards equity, diversity, and inclusion in museums (EDI).

This project takes advantage of the two countries' strengths in digital innovation and their cultural and creative industries to make not only an academic contribution to the identification and development of themes and topics around digital inequality and the social responsibility of museums in the digital age, but also practical contributions to museums and other collecting institutions.