Juan Luis Suárez Sánchez de León, University of Western Ontario; María Luisa Bellido Gant, University of Granada; José Pino Díaz; Antonio Cruces Rodríguez; María del Carmen Tenor Polo; María Isabel Hidalgo Urbaneja; Ana Carmen Benítez Hidalgo and José Francisco Aldana Montes, University of Málaga.
Museums and galleries play an important role in invigorating artistic culture through the medium of temporary exhibitions, which we can describe as complex phenomena involving dynamically related actors.
The project pursues a social utility by facilitating access to and reuse of digital cultural contents. One of its proposed outcomes is the development of a web platform providing information of interest to the visitor, whether art lover, travel agent, hotel owner, gallery owner, museum conservator, exhibition curator or researcher.
This is a knowledge-based initiative with a large technological component, projecting the creation of a scalable knowledge base on temporary exhibitions. This base can be studied with large network analysis and visualization tools and data mining techniques to extract new strategic knowledge for input to decision-making by exhibition-organizing institutions and the elaboration of new critical-interpretative studies relating to art exhibitions.
The project comes within the BBVA Foundation’s priority area of support for the digital humanities, particularly for what we can define as the promotion and development in Spain of digital art history. The research into art and visual cultural history in the realm of the digital humanities will be conducted by the multidisciplinary team presenting the project, with a national and international projection, comprising members of the iArtHis_Lab at the University of Málaga and ReArte.Dix, the first Spanish-language international network on digital studies of artistic culture, promoted and funded by the University of Málaga in the frame of its Campus of Excellence.