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THE POINT

Digital Museums: Necessary Evil 

or Blessing in Disguise?

BY EVE TAM

Illustration by Carla Mcrae.

Museums around the world are going digital. Websites offer digitized images of their collections, enhanced viewing technology and online services including tours, educational programs and even curating opportunities. Yet while some institutions are proactively embracing new platforms and devices, others remain skeptical. Seeing technology encroach into every aspect of life, it is hard to believe that any museum can avoid the tide. Is the fear and controversy surrounding digitization of museum collections a sign of how technology is…

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