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Museums to Go 2 options…

For the 4th travelogue I would love to work on two new phenomena that I recently observed regarding the impact of Digital Media on Museums. Here are my 2 options

1# By using new media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, iPhone applications and so on, museums can now provide their audience with a new experience of Art without necessarily having to be present at the museum. Their websites offers a very dense content: pictures, videos, audio guided tours, artists and curators interviews… that are not only completing the actual show but are also very interesting in themselves. Recently some museums are trying new experiment: next Tuesday for the first time the Whitney Museum in New York is organizing the first online Twitter Tour. I will try to know how it is promoted, how it is organized and how it went. I could do a summary on SlideShares and create some other kind of content like podcasts and pictures. I would like to compare this new experience of museums with the traditional one…

2#Museums’ audience is carrying new electronic device that have implemented a new relation to the Art displayed. Visitors can now record films or take pictures and share them. They are relays of the work of art. But, by doing that, people also produce content for themselves… Look at what has just happened in Marina Abramovic current show “The artist is present” where the artist Amir Baradaran has created his own work of art out of the show. This raises not only copyrights issues for museums but also a new kind of competition…

Let me know what you think!