Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

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Professor of English, Former Dean of the Faculty
Skidmore College
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34 years Professor of English at Skidmore; in 1989 I applied in a national search for the position of Dean of the Faculty; I was appointed and served for 10 years including 9 as chief academic officer and two separate semesters as acting and interim president. I was CAO in charge of the program development and vision for our Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery which has won extensive recognition for both building design and sophisticated, interdisciplinary exhibits which serve the institution, our students, and the regional community. Over the past several years our web presence has brought this mission to a wider still community, a good number of whom came from their own colleges to our conference, "The College Museum: A Collision of Disciplines, a Laboratory of Perception," in April 2006 --
Clearly, the web not only announces a presence, putting an institution on maps where it might otherwise not appear, but it also enables instruction beyond the scope of the objects or processes that any museum might exhibit simultaneously. Thus, the web affords a virtually (pun intended) infinite space and the widest possible audience and pedagogical reach for its "collections," levelling the playing fields for any with little access to major cultural centers.

Best of the Web History

2010 Nomination
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery


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