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How museums are turning to virtual reality and apps to engage visitors

Museums are turning to virtual reality, apps, and interactive experiences to keep tech-savvy visitors engaged<p>I’m standing in the admissions line at a museum in New York when I overhear a surprising claim: “It’s like going to the dentist,” a man declares. “I’d rather go the dentist than go to a …

GIF Competition Gives Antique Imagery a Digital Age Update

These animated cultural heritage materials are decidedly un-stuffy.<p>From Victorian archives to the New York Public Library, an array of cultural heritage materials is remixed into fresh animated GIFs. Digital Public Library of America's "GIF IT UP" competition is a contest for beginners, as well as …

How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in the world, with 18 million visitors yearly, a budget of nearly $300m, and 93 branches. It serves vastly diverse populations: toddlers and caregivers, new immigrants, lifelong learners, famous novelists, and scholars. Although …

Dorothy's Wizard of Oz slippers to be saved after campaign hits $300,000

<b>A pair of red slippers worn by Dorothy in 1939 film The Wizard of Oz film will be preserved thanks to a $300,000 (£246,000) Kickstarter campaign.</b><p>The Smithsonian National Museum of American History had run a campaign to save its pair of the famous shoes from deterioration and discolouration.<p>The …

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The Science Museum has lost its way

Wonderlab, the new interactive gallery for children at the Science Museum, is a mess of ethical and science communication contradictions.<p>“What do you wonder?” That is the question the Science Museum has been asking for many months now, in posters, celebrity videos and in online images. It’s been …

Thanks To The Internet, You Can Now Visit Every MoMA Exhibition That Ever Happened

Ready to visit all the Museum of Modern Art shows that closed before you were born?<p>Time operates differently within the walls of an art museum. Pablo Picasso paintings made in the early 20th century hang just steps away from Alexander Calder sculptures made 30 years later, or Robert Rauschenberg …

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How The Digital Customer Experience is Transforming Museums

<i>Museums are now using digital technology to understand and build better customer experiences to help curate and customize a specific journey for each</i> …

12 awesome things you probably didn't know about the British Library

The London Literature Festival is in town. This wildly bookish event fills the South Bank with acclaimed authors (like the legend Margaret Atwood), …

Will Librarians Oversee the Information Age?

Will Librarians Be The Overseers Of The Information Age?<p>Julie Todaro, President of the American Library Association, ALA and Eleni Miltsakaki, …

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including …