Ross Parry spoke at the New Media Seminar on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. His talk was entitled “The Postdigital Museum.”



Dr. Ross Parry is a College Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. He teaches in the areas of information management, digitization, web, mobile and in-gallery interactivity. Much of this teaching attempts to historicize and theorize the development and implementation of digital media in the museum and culture sector. He co-teaches an option called “Digital Media and Curatorship.”

Dr. Parry’s research focuses on digital heritage, specifically, the proximity of digital media to the construction of knowledge in heritage settings. His work has been characterized by its emphasis on collaboration and knowledge exchange between the heritage sector and commercial organizations. Publications include the book Recoding the Museum: Digital Heritage and Technologies of Change (Routledge 2007), which was the first major history of museum computing, and his more recent edited volume Museums in a Digital Age (Routledge 2010) which forges a curriculum and subject focus for a credible academic subject area of digital heritage.