Dr Caroline Wilson-Barnao

Lecturer

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Overview

Caroline is the Director of Museum Studies at the University of Queensland. Formerly a communications professional with around 20 years of experience in the arts and not-for-profit sector, Caroline has a strong interest in exploring the impacts and possibilities of the use of digital and participatory media by the museum.

She is the author of ‘Museums as Platforms” which was released in 2022 and has written a range of related articles including “The quantified and customised museum: measuring, matching and aggregating audiences” (2020), “The logic of platforms: how on demand museums are adapting in the digital era” (2018) “How algorithmic cultural recommendation influence the marketing of cultural collections (2017) and “The personalisation of publicity in the museum” (2016).

Caroline is currently a member of the Digital Cultures and Society group, the Australian Research Node, the Museums Association of Critical Heritage Studies, and is an accredited HEA Fellow.

Research interests include

  • Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAMS)
  • Digital Humanities
  • Rapid Response and born-digital collecting
  • Museums and soft power
  • Museums and social change
  • Historic urban/cultural landscape: identity, memory, and heritage
  • Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • Urban space and media cities
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Social media

Research Interests

  • GLAMS
  • Cultural policy
  • Museums
  • Social Media
  • Cultural access
  • Born digital collecting
  • Rapid responce collecting
  • Human in the loop
  • Gender studies
  • Culture industries
  • Cultural policy

Research Impacts

My work benefits museums and cultural institutions by helping them to incorporate new technologies into their exhibitions and operations.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Public Relations, Bond University
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Demartini, Gianluca and Wilson-Barnao, Caroline (2022). Artificial intelligence needs human intervention to combat online hate. Conflict in My Outlook. (pp. 1-30) edited by Anna Briers, Nicholas Carah and Holly Arden. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Perimiter.

  • Collie, Natalie and Wilson-Barnao, Caroline (2020). Playing with TikTok: algorithmic culture and the future of creative work. The Future of Creative Work: Creativity and Digital Disruption. (pp. 172-188) edited by Greg Hearn. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781839101106.00020

  • Hearn, Greg, Wilson-Barnao, Caroline and Collie, Natalie (2018). New media challenges to the theory and practice of communication engagement. The handbook of communication engagement. (pp. 515-527) edited by Kim A. Johnston and Maureen Taylor. Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119167600.ch35

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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