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Laura Schuppli works as Digital Curator at the Stadtmuseum Aarau. At the museum she is responsible for digital mediation, interactive media installations and exhibitions about new technologies.
In 2021 she also founded the agency Spielkultur (www.spielkultur.ch/en), which is specialized in museum games. The agency is the spin-off of the Swiss cooperation project games@museums (2017-2019).
Since she has been working in the museum sector for 10 years, she knows the general needs of cultural institutions and the importance of participation and playful mediation in museums.
When Museum Objects Turn Alive!
Bringing museum objects to life and chat with them? That’s not just a good story for Hollywood blockbusters! At the Stadtmuseum Aarau, Switzerland, this is becoming a reality. Thanks to new technologies, it now is possible to give collection objects a voice and a character. So why shouldn’t the objects tell their stories to the audience themselves? With an audio- and text-based chat app and an interactive radio play detective story, the audience gets the opportunity to question objects and enter into a dialogue with them. This way the permanent exhibition not only becomes more lively, it also invites the audience to literally get in touch with the collection.