Dr Kathryn Eccles
Senior Research Fellow
Kathryn Eccles has research interests in the impact of new technologies on Humanities scholarship, and the re-organisation of cultural heritage and higher education in the digital world.
Our third event at the Ashmolean‘s LiveFriday event in May was an Object Apothecary, dispensing prescriptions for events and experiences in the Museum to aid visitor wellbeing. The Object Apothecary served as a demonstration of the positive effect that museums can have on wellbeing. The Oxford Internet Institute is working with the Happy Museum project to investigate how digital tools can be used to understand and enhance the impacts of museums on visitor wellbeing.
Our research in this area is currently at a very early stage but keep an eye on our blog to learn more about our activities and results as we progress.