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

Presentations and events:

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.


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.

Ross, J., Sowton, C., Knox, J. and Speed, C. (in press). 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.