Dr Halina Gottlieb

Designing Engagement Through Art


Dr Halina Gottlieb completed her PhD in June 2011 as a collaboration between SMARTlab at UCD and UEL and the Interactive Institute. She graduated from UCD in December 2011. Her thesis was entitled ‘Designing Engagement for Art – Exploring Interfaces and Interpretive Content of Digital Heritage Artifacts in Museum Environments’. An art historian and multimedia producer, Halina has taken part in the development of several prototypes pertaining to the interpretation of objects at art galleries. She has assisted as concept developer for exhibitions at several museums in Sweden and is a curator for the Interactive Salon, a show room for technologies that promote and preserve cultural heritage. At the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre in Stockholm she organised, and was head lecturer on, a course entitled ‘Exhibitions & New Media’. Halina is the Founding Director of the conference/award forum Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums and Heritage Sites (NODEM), and the Director of the Digital Heritage Center in Stockholm. During 2011–14 she will be coordinating knowledge-transfer projects in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers. During that period she will also be acting as a Visiting Associate Professor and Co-coordinator of Digital Intangible Heritage (DIHA) in Singapore. Halina has joined the SMARTlab Adjunct Faculty as an expert in ‘Designing Engagement Through Art’.
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