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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
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ARTH 298 - Museums in the Digital Age

From audio guides to crowdsourced exhibitions to award-winning social media accounts, museums have always experimented with the latest forms of technology, at times driven to do so by artists who incorporate new media into their work. Today, museums receive exponentially greater numbers of visitors to their websites than their physical sites, and the pace of technological change has staff scrambling to gather the human and financial resources needed to function in the digital age. This course explores how museums – highly respected, yet often controversial cultural institutions – use digital media and technologies to better care for their collections, engage their audiences, and navigate relationships with source communities.

Credits 1

Cross-listed with FNMS 298 Museums in the Digital Age .