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Title: Building a framework: The museum sector needs to rethink digital skills - from the ground up
Authors: Royston, Carolyn
Parry, Ross
First Published: 1-Jan-2019
Publisher: American Alliance of Museums
Citation: Museum, 2019, 98 (1), pp. 34-39
Abstract: The museum—finally—is digital. Today’s museums have collections shared through connected databases, exhibitions powered by media interactivity, partnerships sustained through online channels, research driven by information technology, and the daily activity of museum employees supported by the collaborative tools of the modern workplace. And yet, even though museum practice and identity are shaped by digital technology, museum employees often don’t have the skill sets to match an institution’s ambitions or its audience’s expectations. Plainly put: much of the museum sector still lacks the skills it needs for the digital transformation it wants.
ISSN: 0027-4089
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2019, American Alliance of Museums. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
Description: The file associated with this record is under a permanent embargo in accordance with the publisher's policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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