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Hyperallergic: Why Museums Are Granting Google Free Access to Their Collections.

Of note. I wonder if this won’t actually depress museum visitation; Americans already consider ‘authentic fakes’ acceptable. Digital reproductions are the next best thing ... they won’t have to lift a finger to actually experience art. I suppose I’m a Luddite (once again). There’s a numinous feeling in the great museums.

05/27/16 • 10:51 AM • ArtsGoogleHistoryMotion GraphicsPhotographyPsychology • (5) Comments

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And yet there are so many museums and so much art I cannot visit it all

Posted by Emmett on 05/27/16 at 12:37 PM

Yeah, I get it. It’s just ... museums are so cool. Just the smell alone ...

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 05/27/16 at 03:39 PM

One thing I love about museums having a “digital” collection is that after I have visited a place I can spend some time looking at detailed information about something I’ve seen or (if they have an open photo policy) taken a picture of.

Posted by Owen Leonard on 05/27/16 at 07:16 PM

Well, using VR/360 technology on objects would be a boon. Esp. being able to zoom in.

I’ll stop being a curmudgeon.

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 05/27/16 at 07:17 PM

I just checked out the Tate Modern site and they could do a much better job of conveying the architecture.

Posted by Emmett on 05/27/16 at 07:48 PM

 

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