A Crisis of Authority: New Lamps for Old – By Susan Hazan. Chapter 7. By: Paul Vang. Introduction. Efficiency of new media in museum and does new media in the museum modify relationship between the museum and visitor in a meaningful way?
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ICOM (International Council of Museums) defined a museum as “a non-profit-making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, and open to the public which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment.
The digital museum does not attempt to replace the material object with an electronic surrogate, but instead open up to new possibilities.
Eenlarging our audiences to include underserved populations and novice learners… and yet we continue not to accommodate them: we demand that they accommodate us and then wonder why they do not visit our galleries” laineHeumannGurian quotes “ we espouse the goal of
The internet has the world largest audience, could it be applied to museum?
The museum experience through hands-on interactivity-Anne Fray notes “whilst we only remember ten percent of what we read, we remember ninety percent of what we say and do”
The museum experience through minds-on participation- CAVE, a Automatic Virtual Environment, is a room-sized, advanced visualization tool that combines high-resolution, stereoscopic projection and a 3D illusion of complete sense of presence
This chapter suggest how new media intervention – not as “new lamps for old,” but as new iterations of traditional strategies of display and interpretation – may serve to confront some of these criticisms – Foundation for the Hellenic World has illustrated