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The importance of preserving cultural artifacts: A look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Islamic Wing

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Museum exhibitions offer a complex conundrum. While museum-goers walk through, looking at art and objects of extreme historical importance, the context of a piece’s creation is often reduced to a small plaque on the wall. This is an issue that Thomas P. Campbell, the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, thinks […]

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The wide open future of the art museum: Q&A with William NoelThe wide open future of the art museum: Q&A with William Noel

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

At TEDxSummit, Walters Art Museum curator William Noel gave this fascinating talk on revealing the lost codex of Archimedes. The TED Blog caught up with him to talk about the digital future of a traditionally closed institution: the art museum. As with the Archimedes codex, the Walters Art Museum’s online collection operates under the Creative […]