Photograph of Areti Galani


I am a senior lecturer, researcher and designer in Media, Culture, Heritage at Newcastle University, UK. In my work I combine people-centred research methodologies, design and digital heritage. I am primarily interested in how people experience, engage with and make meaning of cultural content through digital technologies – in this process I often design and study digital technologies in cultural settings, such as museums, heritage sites and public spaces.

I teach in the areas of digital heritage, digital cultural communication and exhibition design and I often advise on ethnographic, visual and design methods.

My Newcastle University profile.

Recent Publications

Galani, A., Mason, R., Arrigoni, G. (eds) (2019) European Heritage, Dialogue and Digital Practices. Routledge. [GOLD OPEN ACCESS]

Galani, A., Kidd, J. (2019) ‘Evaluating digital cultural heritage ‘in the wild’: the case for reflexivity’ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH) 12(1), article 5. [PRE-PRINT VERSION OPEN ACCESS]

Galani, A., Clarke, R. (2019) ‘Configuring slow technology through social and embodied interaction: making time for reflection in augmenter reality museum experiences with young visitors‘. In: Lewi, H. et al. (eds) International Handbook in New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. Routledge. [PRE-PRINT VERSION OPEN ACCESS]

Other chapters in this volume. [AUTHOR ACCEPTED VERSIONS]

Arrigoni, G., Galani A. (2019) ‘From place-memories to active citizenship: the potential of geotagged user-generated visual content for memory scholarship’. In: Drozdzewski, D., Birdsall, C. (eds) Doing Memory Research: New Methods and Approaches. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.145-167. [GOLD OPEN ACCESS]