Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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An exhibition is a mixtape

May 29th, 2012 25 Comments

The best mixtape is made with love and care. The best mixtape requires deep knowledge and skill to make. The messages contained in a mixtape are simultaneously opaque and clear. A mixtape is an invitation. A mixtape is not a compilation. I’ve been thinking a lot about exhibitions recently. They are expensive beasts and tend […]

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Museums and making the ‘digital shift’

March 11th, 2012 28 Comments

I’m mid-way through writing a number of articles that explore the challenges for museums in pulling ‘digital’ into their core operations. As a result I’ve started to formulate this idea – museums will not be able to properly understand and integrate ‘digital’ into their organisational DNA until they have substantial born-digital collections. Libraries have had […]

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