The Future of Museums in an Online World

The Future of Museums in an Online World

With the likes of Google Art Project and the cooperation of museums worldwide, entire art collections are headed online to be perused in ways that are more comfortable, more accessible and sometimes more interesting than they can be in real life. These programs pose a severe warning to traditional museums to become more relevant. People now can view world’s art from home, so museums can no longer simply rest on their laurels. Like print, movies and other media, museums have to make a good case for why one should care to see their exhibitions instead of the digital alternatives.

After the Museum: The Home Front 2013, an exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design,  raises many questions about the future of the museum industrial complex, but stops short of declaring definite solutions.

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