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 Cristina Mosconi

Cristina Mosconi

Postdoctoral Research Associate


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Cristina Mosconi joined the University of Exeter, Business School in November 2018. She is currently involved as Postdoctoral Research Associate in VISTA-AR, £7.8m INTERREG programme. Cristina is completing her PhD in Art History and Visual Culture (University of Exeter), under the guidance of Professor Fabrizio Nevola. Structured as a collaboration between the University of Exeter and the creative industry company specialising in geo-located audio tours (AppTrails) Calvium Ltd, her doctoral research examines the implications of the locative media interpretative solutions for the field of urban history.


  • PhD (in completion) Art History and Visual Culture (University of Exeter)
  • MA Hons Archaeology for Screen Media (University of Bristol);
  • MA Archaeology (University of Milan, Italy).

Research interests

  • User experience design
  • Digital interpretation
  • Heritage site management
  • Immersive technologies
  • Innovative business model

Cristina’s research interest is on the theoretical implications of implementing digital solutions, such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, for the interpretation of cultural and heritage sites. She is particularly interested into the user experience design of the digital implementations, with a particular focus on the management of the impact of immersive technologies onto the existing interpretative programme.

Research projects

She is currently part as Postdoctoral Research Associate of a large research grant, VISTA-AR, a £7.8m INTERREG project that explores visitor experience at cultural heritage sites, creating new VR and AR digital interpretations and exploring the new business models they enable. As researcher of the digital interpretation, Cristina’s goal is facilitating an overall successful user experience of these newly developed solutions. Facilitating the liaison and knowledge exchange between the tech producers and the heritage sites, her role is coordinating the user experience design, supporting site managers in the process of curation and integration of the new digital implementation.

Awards and Honours

  • Getty Foundation Grant for the ‘Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D and (Geo)Spatial Networks’ workshop (2018-2019)
  • CHNT 22 ‘Special App Award for Young Researchers’ (2017)
  • Innovation, Impact and Business (University of Exeter) Research Grant for Hidden Florence App Analytics (2016)
  • REACT Hub Collaborative Doctorate Award (2015)

External positions

  • Member of the Scientific Committee Board of the Conference ‘Cultural Heritage and New Technologies -CHNT’, Vienna, Austria (2019)
  • Member of the Editorial Review Board for Studies in Digital Heritage