Here is a selection of the artcasting project team’s research and knowledge exchange activities.


Ross, J. (2019). Casting a line: digital co-production, hospitality and mobilities in cultural heritage settingsCurator: The Museum Journal, 61/4. 575-592

Ross, J., Knox, J., Sowton, C. & Speed, C. (2018) Mobilising connections with art: Artcasting and the digital articulation of visitor engagement with cultural heritage. International Journal of Heritage Studies.

Ross, J., Sowton, C., Knox, J. and Speed, C. (2017). Artcasting, mobilities, and inventiveness: engaging with new approaches to arts evaluation. Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges (eds L Ciolfi, A Damala, E Hornecker, M Lechner, L Maye). Routledge.

Ross, J. (2017). If it’s creative, it doesn’t feel like evaluation: implications for practice from the Artcasting project. The Museum Review, 2/1.

Knox, J. and Ross, J., (2016). “where does this work belong?” new digital approaches to evaluating engagement with art. Proceedings of the Museums and the Web conference, 2016, Los Angeles.

Ross, J (2016). Speculative method in digital education research. Learning, Media and Technology.

Presentations and events:

Inventive methods and digital cultural heritage research. Researching Digital Cultural Heritage conference, Manchester, 1 December 2017. (Jen Ross)

Critical perspectives on mobilities, mobile technology, and heritage futures. (with Michael Sean Gallagher). Heritage Studies: Critical Approaches and New Directions. British Academy, London, 5 October 2017.

Invited seminar: Artcasting: digital & mobile cultural heritage evaluation. Australian National Maritime Museum, 6 September 2016. (Jen Ross). Dr Lynda Kelly from the museum wrote a blog post following this seminar.

Invited seminar: Speculative method in digital education research. Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation. University of Sydney, 24 August 2016. (Jen Ross)

Demonstration – Artcasting at Common Ground – the AHRC Commons festival 2016. York, 21 June 2016. (Christopher Ganley, Jeremy Knox, Jen Ross and Chris Speed)

Conference presentation: Casting a line: hospitality, trajectory and artcasting in ARTIST ROOMS co-production. What Does Heritage Change? Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Montreal, 4-7 June 2016.  (Jen Ross)

Artcasting workshop with students from the University of York’s MA in Cultural Heritage Management. Bowes Museum. 15 April 2016.

Open seminar: Cultural Heritage, Digital Engagement and Visitor Experience. C0-hosted by ARTIST ROOMS, National Galleries of Scotland, and the Artcasting project, 25 May 2016.

Conference presentation: “where does this work belong?” new digital approaches to evaluating engagement with art. MW2016: Museums and the Web 2016. Los Angeles. (Jeremy Knox). 6-9 April 2016.

Seminar: Artcasting presentation, Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation, Workshop 3. 31 March 2016. (Jen Ross)

Artcasting Workshop, Young Voices, Bowes Museum. 11 March 2016.

Public engagement event: Drop-in artcasting session, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Magic in the Muse. Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham. 27 February 2016.

Twitter chat: On 1 March 2016, the artcasting team hosted a Twitter chat with the #museumedoz group in Australia. A record of the chat is available on Storify.

Seminar:  Introducing Artcasting, Digital Meetup, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. 2 March 2016. (Jen Ross)

Lightning talk: Artcasting. Digital Cultural Heritage Research Network Workshop 1, University of Edinburgh. 29 January 2016.

Conference presentation: Artcasting: digital and mobile cultural heritage evaluation. Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium 2016. University of Lincoln. (Claire Sowton) 14-15 January 2016. A video recording of Claire’s presentation is now available.

Public engagement event: Drop in session at National Galleries of Scotland. Artcasting: Make new connections with ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein. 10 January 2016.

Public engagement event: Artcasting @ Explorathon, European Researchers’ Night, 25 September 2015.

Twitter chat: inventive evaluation. Digital Learning Network #DLNetChat series, 4 September 2015.

Conference presentation: Using mobilities-informed methods to support creative and innovative approaches to arts evaluation. Interweaving Conference, School of Education, University of Edinburgh, 2 September 2015 (Claire Sowton and Jen Ross)

Seminar: Artcasting: New approaches to evaluating engagement with art. On the move: mobile learning in museums and galleries, Thursday 30 July, V&A London, Digital Learning Network. (Claire Sowton)

Workshop: Artcasting and ARTIST ROOMS on Tour: Using mobilities-informed methods to support new approaches to arts evaluation. Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges WorkshopCommunities and Technologies 2015. 28 June 2015, Ireland. (Jen Ross)

Seminar: Exploring design-led digital education research: developing ‘artcasting’ to support new approaches to arts evaluation. Digital Cultures and Education seminar series, University of Edinburgh, 31 October 2014. (Jen Ross)


New app aims to cast a spell over visitors to exhibition at The Bowes Museum. Teesdale Mercury, 6 December 2015.

Richardson, K. (2015) Bowes Museum trials new app designed to change the way visitors view art. Northern Echo, 28 November 2015.