The V&A Museum and Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland are working together to develop new ways to display video games in museums, according to a report in the Scotsman. The two organizations have formed a new research network to work on a project called Video Games in the Museum. It is one of six new networks funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is being spearheaded by Gregor White, Director of Academic Enterprise at Abertay University; and Kieran Long, Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital at the V&A.
Starting in March of 2014, academic, cultural and industry partners will take part in a series of workshops starting in March 2014 at the V&A in London, which will run until autumn 2015. The goal of the project is to share design decisions to understand and communicate new and emerging design practices.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to work with V&A, an esteemed international network of academics and some of the biggest names in the industry to find new ways to interpret and exhibit video games in museums," said Gregor White, Director of Academic Enterprise at Abertay University. "With the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council this project will help the public understand the high levels of creativity and innovation in the games industry, showcasing the different artforms that combine to produce interactive digital entertainment."
"This is a unique opportunity to work side by side with industry leaders to present their work in a unique light," added Kieran Long, Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital at the V&A. "The V&A is a museum concerned with creativity and process, and here we have the opportunity to research one of the most prolific and urgent design disciplines."