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The Digital Future for Museums

  • Jonathan P. BowenEmail author
  • Tula Giannini
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Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)

Abstract

We discuss possible directions that museums could take with respect to the rapidly developing digital culture in which they find themselves. Successful museums must be very adaptable to the changing nature of public expectations. Some of the important aspects to be considered have been covered in earlier chapters in this book. Here we take this knowledge and speculate how museums could adapt to survive in the digital environment that is increasingly integrated as part of the real environment, in what will rapidly become a postdigital world. The chapter summarizes the prospective directions for museums and related institutions in the context of changes in the digital landscape of the rest of society.

Notes

Acknowledgements

A part of this chapter is based on material from Giannini and Bowen (2018).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringLondon South Bank UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Southwest UniversityChongqingChina
  3. 3.School of InformationPratt InstituteNew YorkUSA

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