Elisabeth Boogh – Abstract and bio


As a member of the Collecting Social Photo (CoSoPho) team Elisabeth has through 2017-2020 explored the challenges for museums and archives in collecting social digital photography. The project has performed eleven case studies focusing on photographic practices, places and events. The case studies have given valuable insight into the process of collecting and the challenges met by different types of collecting initiatives.
The CoSoPho project has also developed a prototype web app for collecting social digital photography that has allowed for detailed discussions on the different steps in a collecting inititiative, the impact of technology and how this connects with current work practices and digital infrastructures in museums and archives.
The CoSoPho project has also produced recommendations for collecting of social digital photography, which are available in the anthology Connect to Collect from March 19, 2020.


Elisabeth Boogh

Elisabeth Boogh is participating in the Collecting Social Photo project, representing the Stockholm County (Läns) Museum in Sweden where she is Collections Strategist, with a focus on digital collecting. 

Elisabeth has a background as photographer at different museums but since 2011 her work has focused on developing digital tools and strategies for working inclusive and participatory with collecting in collaboration with the citizens of the Stockholm region. Previously she managed the project Images for the future/Bilder för framtiden (2011-2013) resulting in a set of recommendations on how to collect digital born photography in Sweden. In the CoSoPho project the exploration of collecting the digital has evolved into a broader investigation of the social digital photograph and its consequences for museums and archives working with contemporary photography collections.

Elisabeth’s interest in museums lies in the convergence of inclusive community work, digital media, photography, collecting and collection management. 


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