Decoding the Museum

In the process of transforming museums and archives into more accessible spaces, digital tools have been widely embraced. Digitization appeals with the idea of open access and a (supposedly) free and democratic way to receive and share information about collections, objects, and their histories.

Thereby it gives transparency to data that has historically been reserved for so-called experts only, shifting the museum outwards into an open digital space where people can actively participate.

Republished from 99 Questions: Full article here

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