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Miss Helena Garcia Carrizosa

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  • Research Staff
  • ARCHES Research Associate
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • helena.garcia-carrizosa

Professional biography

Helena is a Research Associate at the Open University. She is currently working on the ARCHES project. ARCHES (Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems) is a Horizon 2020 funded project. ARCHES involves partners in Heritage and Technology across Europe. The 3-year project is developing online resources, software applications and multisensory technologies to enable access to Cultural Heritage Sites within and beyond the project. The tools are aimed at people with differences and difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication. Helena works closely with the different museums and galleries and the participatory group to test and evaluate the different technologies. 

Previously, Helena worked at different museums and galleries around the world such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the National Gallery in London and the Völkerkunde Museum in Hamburg. She has two Master Degrees one in Art History, Renaissance Culture and Curatorship from the Warburg Institute in London and another in Education in Museums and Galleries from UCL-Institute of Education. 

Research interests

Helena's research interests are Inclusive participation in Museums and Galleries and Technology engagement within the Heritage sector. 

 ARCHES (Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems) project a Horizon 2020 funded project



Pictures in Your Mind: Using Interactive Gesture-Controlled Reliefs to Explore Art (2018-04)
Reichinger, Andreas; Garcia Carrizosa, Helena; Wood, Joanna; Schröder, Svenja; Löw, Christian; Luidolt, Laura Rosalia; Schimkowitsch, Maria; Fuhrmann, Anton; Maierhofer, Stefan and Purgathofer, Werner
ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 11, Article 2(1)


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