Museums Are Going Digital

September 17, 2008

According to CNN.com, the Smithsonian Institution will soon be going digital. Millions of objects will be documented from its’ 19 museums located in Washington DC.  The project’s intention is to make collections more interesting and accessible to classrooms around the world. In doing so, they will also be utilizing state-of-the art technologies and the advice of video gaming experts -among others- to design new and creative ways to present exhibits.

What do you think of the trend of museums transitioning to a digital world?  How might you use these online resources in the classroom?  Do you think the transition changes the cultural and/or historic value of exhibits? Let us know what you think.