September 11, 2012
Amanda Schnieders, Kauffman Foundation
Nelson-Atkins Museum Proves Digital Age Isn't Just For Performing Arts
When most people think of digital arts, they think of a symphony concert being streamed live or a ballet or play being watched and discussed through an online arts channel, but not many people think of an art museum as part of the digital world. Emily Black might convince you otherwise.
Black, an interpretative planner at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, says the museum has been finding ways to take advantage of the digital arts world for quite a while now. Whether its starting a discussion with visitors about a new display and continuing the discussion online once they've left the museum, or connecting students at a local elementary school with a master painter in China, the Nelson-Atkins is taking the bull of technology firmly by the horns.
With the coming of Google Fiber, Black hopes the museum might be able to increase their online presence and video conferencing capabilities for future events, programs and art installments.
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