Sarah Kenderdine

Director, Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPIC) & Director, Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM), UNSW Art & Design

Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for museums and galleries. In widely exhibited installation works, she has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative.

She is considered a pioneer in the fields of digital heritage, digital humanities and big data visualisation and is a regular keynote speaker at related forums internationally including the World Economic Forum. Sarah had produced 61 exhibitions and installations for museums worldwide including one museum and has 67 peer reviewed publications & six books.

She concurrently holds the position of Professor at UNSW Art & Design and Director of Visualisation for UNSW’s multidisciplinary initiative Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPIC). She’s Deputy Director of the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) and Director of the Lab for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM) and a co-Director, iCinema Research Centre. She continues a life-long position as head of Special Projects for Museum Victoria, Australia (2003—). 

Recent awards include: Rankin Scholar-in-Residence 2015, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA; Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) Prize for Distinctive Work 2014: the Pure Land projects; International Council of Museum Award (Australia) 2013: Kaladham | PLACE-Hampi, Karnakata, India; Australian Arts in Asia Awards Innovation Award 2013: Kaladham | PLACE-Hampi, Karnakata, India; Tartessos Prize 2013 for contributions to virtual archaeology worldwide; Digital Heritage International Congress & IMéRA Foundation Fellowship 2013 (Aix-Marseille University).

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