Many thanks to Claude for her great synthesis of this week’s readings on virtual museums, and for many excellent questions for discussions. I am looking forward to Tuesday’s class. In the meantime, I wanted to link to a few examples of virtual museums that are worth spending some time looking at and thinking about in relation to the readings from this week (which of course build on the conversations we have been having all term).
What do you think of the Google Art Project? The Virtual Museum of Canada also hosts hundreds of online exhibits. We looked at the Adobe Museum and its exhibits in class, which is intriguing and clearly demonstrating the strength of Adobe software and some virtual curatorial vision. A student recently showed me the Valentino Garvani Virtual Museum, for lovers of fashion (thanks Serge!)… There is the BBC and British Museum’s A History of the World in a Hundred Objects; or MOMA NY’s virtual exhibit produced for their Cartier-Bresson exhibit…. all so different, all playing with the medium and searching for a new way to communicate the collections and mandate of the museum. Have you encountered any sites worth exploring in your online travels and research?