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Department of Cultural Technology and Communication

University of the Aegean

The University of the Aegean was founded in 1984 and is one of the newest and largest universities in Greece. The Department of Cultural Technology and Communication (DCTC) (www.aegean.gr/culturaltec) was founded in 2000 and is located in Mytilene, Lesvos. DCTC adopts a cultural studies approach to heritage, communication and the science of informatics. In this way it encourages education and research in interdisciplinary fields and directions (i.e. Museum Studies, Cultural Studies, Informatics and Multimedia Technologies).

AEGEAN will lead WP6 on Museum Citizens and will contribute to all aspects dealing with new technologies and visitor perspectives. It will actively support partners researching in this region, as well as implementing its own research agent.



Alexandra BouniaAlexandra Bounia

University of the Aegean
Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
Charilaou Trikoupi and Faonos,
Mytilene, 81 100 Lesvos
Telephone: +30 22510 36630
and 22510 36605
Fax number: +30 22510 36630

Alexandra is an assistant professor of museology at the University of the Aegean, Greece, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication. She studied archaeology and history of art at the University of Athens and museum studies at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research interests are on the history, theory and management of collections and museums, the interpretation of material culture, and the use of audiovisual technologies as interpretive media. She has published in Greek and international journals and participates in research projects in Greece and abroad.



Alexandra Nikiforidou
Alexandra has been working in the museum sector for nearly twenty years, ever since she completed her postgraduate degree in Museum Studies, at the University of Essex, UK. In the early years of her career she worked as an employee of a number of cultural organizations, including the Hellenic Society of Ethnographical Museology, the Foundation of the Hellenic World and the Museum of the City of Athens. Since 2002 she has been working mainly as a freelance professional and consultant, developing exhibitions and being involved in evaluation projects for a broad range of institutions. As a museum professional she teaches museology and cultural management at the National and Kapodistrian  University of Athens and the Hellenic American Union. She has collaborated with the Museology Laboratory of the University of the Aegean on several occasions (anikifor@otenet.gr)

Niki Nikonanou
Niki is an Assistant professor of Art History and Museum-Education in the Department of Preschool Education of the University of Thessaly. She participates as a researcher in WP6, Museum citizens: experience and identity of audiences. She has studied German Language and Literature (BA), Art History (MA) and Museum-Education (PhD) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and at the University of Cologne (Germany). Her research interests include the theory and practice of museum-education and communication and the use of digital media in museum and art education. She has worked for the planning and organization of museum educational activities and exhibitions, and has published in Greek and international journals and books. She participates in research projects in Greece and abroad (niknik@uth.gr).

Romina DeliaRomina Delia

University of Malta
Telephone: 00356 99894974
Romina is currently working as a researcher at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta, Malta. She studied archaeology and history of art at the University of Malta and she focused her M.A. thesis on Art Collecting in Malta from c.1600-1850. Her research interests focus on the history of art and the history of collections and museums, the interpretation of material culture, and the use of innovative technologies in museums. She has participated in various EU funded research projects, the latest being SMARTMUSEUM- a European project supported within the ICT priority of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. www.smartmuseum.eu.


Andromache Gazi

PhD, Lecturer in Museology
Department of Communication, Media and Culture
Panteio University, Athens

Andromache participates as a researcher in WP 2: Mapping and framing institutions 1750-2010, working on national museums in Greece. Her research interests include museum history, the theory and practice of exhibitions and museum text. She has worked for the planning and organisation of numerous exhibitions and museums, and has published in Greek and international books and journals. She holds degrees in Archaeology (B.A.Thessaloniki, MPhil. Cambridge) and Museum Studies (Ph.D. Leicester).



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