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Maria Economou

University of Glasgow
Sr. Lecturer in Museum Studies & Curator, Information Studies & Hunterian Museum
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dr Maria Economou is Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies & Curator, a joint post at the University of Glasgow shared between Information Studies and the Hunterian Museum, where she is responsible for the Digital Strategy. She has previously worked at the universities of the Aegean in Greece and Manchester, Glasgow and Oxford (at the Pitt Rivers Museum) in the UK. She has collaborated with several cultural heritage institutions around the world, particularly on the use of new technologies for public engagement. Her research focuses on evaluation and visitor studies, as well how digital technologies are reshaping cultural organisations and the ways they communicate with different audiences.

She co-ordinated the Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2015-16), is Primary Investigor (PI) in the EU H2020 EMOTIVE project (2016-19) on emotive virtual cultural experiences through personalized storytelling, the EU MCSA POEM Innovative Training Network on Participatory Memory Practices (2018-22) and Co-I in AHRC/ESRC-funded
Scottish National Heritage Partnership

Link to personal website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/staff/mariaeconomou/