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. 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
International Council of Museum Award (Australia) 2013
Australian Arts in Asia Awards Innovation Award 2013
Tartessos Prize 2013 for contributions to virtual archaeology worldwide
Digital Heritage International Congress & IMéRA Foundation Fellowship 2013 (Aix-Marseille University).