Radical reimagining: interplays of physical and virtual

11 – 13 July 2023

Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham University and online

About DCDC23

Following two years of online-only conferences, DCDC23 is proud to return in-person and online over 11-13 July at Durham University.

We invite you to come together as a community and explore the interplay between the physical and the virtual, the ‘materiality’ of physical collections and digital interventions.

The pandemic has catalysed a radical reimagining of how we work in the GLAMA (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Academia) sector. How we collaborate, interact, engage with our communities, and the skills and tools we rely on have all changed substantially. Join us this July at DCDC23 as we explore possibilities, challenges and the future of our sector.

The National Archives and Jisc are delighted to welcome the British Library as a new partner in the delivery and organisation of the interdisciplinary Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference series.

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Radical reimagining

DCDC23’s programme explores:

Physical and virtual: The immersive reality market has grown apace and there has been a marked increase in the use of emerging technologies such as 3D printing for reconstruction, restoration, engagement and inclusion.

Materiality of physical collections: Material encounters are at the heart of what collections-holding institutions do, and how we collaborate, interact, and use our resources is undertaking a radical reimaging with digital at the forefront.

Digital preservation: Global cultural heritage emergencies have demanded we explore the ethics of digital reconstructions and replicas with the increased need for remote access.

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