Ms Cassandra Kist
- Research Associate (Information Studies)
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Media: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
- Work Package number: “Work Package one: Connectivities Built by Institutions”
The role of museums’ social media for the engagement with arts and culture will research the role of different social networks within museums’ communication activities and analyse the nature and type of interactions on social media with stakeholders and users for understanding the motivation of users engaging with museum social media about cultural experiences and the impact and quality of this engagement in relation to the offline museum experience.
This PhD project will take a user centred approach, using multiple methods of data collection and analysis to holistically understand the motivations of online visitors and the resulting impact on their engagement with arts and culture. The project will mainly focus on two museums in Glasgow and their respective social media platforms, the Kelvingrove and the Riverside Museum. The project may also be informed by additional institutions such as the Burrell collection.
- Dr. Maria Economou
- Dr. Elisabeth Tietmeyer
- Dr. Gareth Beale
- Dr. Martin Bellamy
Thesis Title: Working Title: The Participatory Potential of Collection Objects on Social Media Platforms
- Since Dec. 1st PhD candidate at the School of Humanities, Information Studies, University of Glasgow, UK
- 2016 - 2018 Master of Museum Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
- 2012 - 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada
- 2013 – 2016 Recipient of the Jason Lang Academic scholarship
- Summer 2018 Visitor Services Interpreter, Fort Edmonton Park (living history museum), Edmonton, AB., Canada
- 2017 - 2018 Herbarium Technical Assistant, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto ON., Canada
- Summer 2017 Internship as the Orientation and Administration Leader in the Academic Resource Centre in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
- Summer 2016 Internship as an Assistant Registrar at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
Research Interests and Expertise
- Digital Storytelling
- Cultural Anthropology
- Museum Visitor Research
- Kist, C. “Hospitality, a Word and a Way” Toronto Ward Museum, Nov. 13, 2017.
- England, A., Kist, C., Svenningson, J. “Mulugeta Abai” Toronto Ward Museum, Nov. 10, 2018.
Recent Conference and Workshop Presentations
- Kist, C. (2018). “Telling the stories of city waste through social media”. University of Toronto Graduate studies poster session, ‘Public Programming and Education’, Toronto, ON., April 4, 2018.
- Kist, C. (2016). “Interrogating Tasty Made Recipes and their association with identity on social media”. University of Toronto, graduate studies poster session, ‘Curating Science’, Toronto, ON., Dec. 5, 2016.