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In search of the ubiquitous digital Museum - reflections of ten years of Museums and the Web


TitleIn search of the ubiquitous digital Museum - reflections of ten years of Museums and the Web
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSumption, K.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2006: Proceedings
Conference Start DateMarch 22 - 25
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsmaterial culture, physical and virtual museums, ubiquitous museum
Abstract

When switched-on, the ubiquitous museum of the future should, as Foucault intended, be able to function as a comprehensive archive of material culture with the capability of operating in all places at all times. In the last few years we have borne witness to the gradual realisation of this vision, as a new hybrid museum form striving to re-connect the physical and virtual museum domains has evolved. Since the first Museums and the Web conference in Los Angeles in 1997, numerous papers, presentations and discussions have hinted at the opportunities, as well as significant challenges, that the creation of this new ubiquitous hybrid, will undoubtedly entail.

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