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Casting a line: Digital co-production, hospitality and mobilities in cultural heritage settings

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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ross, J. (2018), Casting a line: digital co‐production, hospitality and mobilities in cultural heritage settings. Curator, 61: 575-592, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/cura.12280. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalCurator: the museum journal
Issue number4
Early online date13 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2019


Co‐production in digital cultural heritage settings has distinctive features, of interest to researchers and professionals in the field. Drawing on theories of hospitality and mobilities, this article explores the impact of multiple spaces and times, the ‘unknowable other’, the challenges to the stability of relationships of host and guest, and the rethinking of hospitality that come along with digital co‐production. It offers the concept of ‘trajectory’ as a new and generative way of considering hospitality. Tracing the concept of trajectory through a recent research project, Artcasting, it concludes with observations about how features of digital co‐production can and should shape our understandings and expectations of digital and mobile engagement with cultural heritage.

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  • digital engagement, co-production, mobilities, hospitality

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