Koneensa_ea_etio_e-v-logo-vector-03My PhD research project was awarded a Kone Foundation Grant on 9 December 2014. “Powering the Shareable Museum” explores a participatory and sustainable framework for open access and sharing of artifacts and narratives between museums and their user communities. It examines current mechanisms utilized by museums for synchronizing digital and cloud assets with online audiences and museum spaces to encourage participation. It investigates how social sharing and open access to digital collections affects energy-use and audience engagement. By implementation and analyses of various museum-installation projects and museum-energy studies undertaken between 2012-15, this project-driven thesis attempts to synthesize the learning outcomes into working principles for museums. The principles constitute a multidisciplinary social, digital and spatial framework and may help structure creative and collaborative processes in museums that could be sustainable.