Section 1: Introduction

Karol Jan Borowiecki, Neil Forbes, Antonella Fresa

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Although museums vary in nature and may have been founded for all sorts of reasons, central to all museum institutions are the collected objects. These objects are information carriers organized in a catalogue system. In this chapter, the museum will be conceived as an information space, consisting of an information system related to different methods of reasoning. We will highlight the new possibilities offered by digital technology and the changes brought by the way in which visitors come into contact with objects. Our central claim is that the visitor moved from being onsite within the museum’s information space to being outside the museum in the online information space of the Internet. This has fundamental implications for the institutional role of museums, our understanding of metadata and the methods of documentation. The onsite museum institution will, eventually, not be able to function as an institutional entity on the Internet, for in this new information space, objects, collections and museums, all function as independent components in a vast universe of data, side by side at everyone’s disposal at anytime. Potentially, users can access cultural heritage anytime, anywhere and anyhow. © The Author(s) 2016.
TitelCultural Heritage in a Changing World
RedaktørerKarol Jan Borowiecki, Neil Forbes, Antonella Fresa
Antal sider11
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-319-29542-8
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-29544-2
StatusUdgivet - 2016