Published Jul 15, 2020

Juan Xiong  


In this study, a total of 466 articles with the theme of “Digital Museum” published in China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) from 2000 to 2019 were taken as the research objects. Through the use of CiteSpaceV software developed by Dr. Chaomei Chen and the use of a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis methods, the development trend of digital museum research, research focus, and the number of published articles were ana-lyzed. It has been found that the development of China’s digital museums has made great progress since the year of 2000, but there were still problems of cooperation among museums, museums and colleges, and the research con-tent focused more on practice rather than theory. In the future, it is neces-sary to strengthen the connections between different museums, and at the same time deepen the in-depth exploration of the theory of digital muse-ums, enhance their practical leading function, and contribute to the con-struction of digital museums.



Digital Museum, Research Review, Museum Construction

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How to Cite
Xiong, J. (2020). Research Evolution of Digital Museums in China. Science Insights, 34(2), 183–190. https://doi.org/10.15354/si.20.ar016
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