It’s hard to believe it’s April. Even harder to believe that we’re three months (and more for some folks!) into the Data Stories project here at the Alexandria Archive Institute.
Welcome to the Digging Digital Museum Collections blog series! The Alexandria Archive Institute and Open Context advocate for data sharing, data literacy, open access, and community collaborations. In this series, we explore user experiences with online museum collections and question what we can do to use museum collections data in more accessible, inclusive, and efficient […]
Part 1: Who are online museum collections for? by Pınar DURGUN It has been a year since Bette Midler tried to shame three teenage girls on her Twitter for looking at their phones in an art museum (Fig. 1). How the world has changed since then! Now that most museums worldwide are in lockdown, only […]
“…though the past never really repeats itself, it offers lessons about the risks and opportunities of periods of fundamental change.” The end of the year invites reflection about changes and prospects for the future. Obviously, 2016 brought considerable turmoil and uncertainty to key institutions. The past year highlighted issues of “fake-news” and disinformation, as well […]