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CuratopiaMuseums and the future of curatorship$
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Philipp Schorch and Conal McCarthy

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526118196

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.001.0001

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Virtual museums and new directions?

Virtual museums and new directions?

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(p.327) 20 Virtual museums and new directions?
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Curatopia
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Vilsoni Hereniko

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0021

Although I am a strong advocate for access to collections in museums and although I see new technologies as a necessary part of this goal, I do not think that technology and its associated impacts and benefits should be the end goal. Rather, they should exist collaboratively with physical museums that mirror the robust developments in digital technology. The physical museum needs to be transformed so that their material collections can stimulate cultural production by living artists and cultural practitioners. This juxtaposition of the past and the present, the dead and the living, ensures that museums remain vibrant and vital spaces for the multicultural communities around them.

Keywords:   Museums, material collections, digital technology, internet, virtual museums, indigeneity, multicultural

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