Sometimes it takes a visitor to help us understand ourselves more clearly. Merete Sanderhoff of the Danish national art museum is no Tocqueville (to be fair, who is?). But her new report to the Danish Agency for Culture is a good overview of “how digital media technologies, strategies, and platforms are being implemented in US cultural heritage institutions.” Here are the trends she highlights in the report, which is based on conversations with museum professionals in the United States (mostly from very large museums):
- Sharing is caring: Open access creates more value
- Use existing platforms and social media
- Mobile strategies
- Strengthen in-house development teams
- Online and print publication synergies
Learn more at http://www.formidlingsnet.dk/report-about-us-2011-research-visit. What trends would you add to the list? Would a review based exclusively on history content — or focused on other kinds of institutions (libraries, archives, academic research centers) — look any different? Discuss.
A good report, worth reading. Perhaps overly optimistic – a talk with the leading edge, not what’s happening at most museums. And, as Phil notes, this is mostly about very big art museums. Good footnotes and links.
Principles laid out here are very useful.
thanks for share!
Thank you for sharing this interesting report. I may want to let my students read it next fall!
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