Dr Kostas Arvanitis

Senior Lecturer

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Kostas is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Museology, Institute for Cultural Practices. He has a MA and PhD in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and a first degree in History and Archaeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Before joining the Centre, Kostas worked as Research Associate in Digital Heritage at the Department of Museum Studies in Leicester.  

His research interests cross the fields of museology, archaeology, cultural heritage, and digital media. His expertise lies in the area of Digital Heritage that includes the theory and practice of digital technology in museums, galleries and heritage sites. He is particularly interested in the use of mobile and social media in museums for purposes of curation, interpretation and audience engagement. He is currently researching the use of data in capturing cultural experiences and driving data driven decisions/performance appraisal processes within cultural organisations (Culture Metrics Project, funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts: Big Data strand). His other research interests include: how museums have collected, interpreted and exhibited everyday life; professionalism in museums and galleries; and the interpretation and communication of archaeological collections and built heritage.

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 1996 - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006 - Doctor of Philosophy, Everyday media for everyday meanings: interpreting archaeological monuments in the streets of a Greek city
  • 2000 - Master of Arts

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