Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Openness in the air

Although some museum curators and directors fear that technolgy poses a threat to the quality of exhibits and the integrity of the institution, many other museum people see the Web, in particular Web 2.0, as an opportunity to make the museum into a public institution that engages with its environment. Open Museum Practices, including Open Museum Online, are the raison d'ĂȘtre for Heritance. Heritance is not alone. This year dozens of annual museum conferences are focused on technology and its democratizing effects. Here's one such conference and a good explanation of the growing interesting in the Open Museum.

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