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V&A and Abertay University To Research Videogame Displays In Museums

Published November 28, 2013 by |

The Victoria and Albert Musuem (V&A) and Abertay Univerity Dundee will work together in conjunction with international partners in order to find new ways of displaying game design in museums.

Entitled ‘Videogames In The Musuem’ the project is one of six in a network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council that looks to help videogame innovation in the future.

The project will look to show how design decisions are made within the creative games industry.

In order to achieve the project goals the work see collaboration with academic and curatorial experts, journalists and developers.

The project is led by Gregor White, Director of Academic Enterprise at Abertay University, and Kieran Long, Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital at V&A. Games industry consultant Alex Wiltshire, former editor of Edge Magazine, will work as Project Coordinator.

Gregor White said

“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with V&A, an esteemed international network of academics and some of the biggest names in the industry to find new ways to interpret and exhibit video games in museums.

“With the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council this project will help the public understand the high levels of creativity and innovation in the games industry, showcasing the different artforms that combine to produce interactive digital entertainment.”