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ERIC Number: EJ936229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
The Open Storage Dilemma
Orcutt, Kimberly
Journal of Museum Education, v36 n2 p209-216 Sum 2011
Over the past three decades, open storage facilities have been established at four major museums in order to address the long-standing problem of lack of gallery space for putting collections on view. While making tens of thousands of objects available to visitors represents a great leap forward in accessibility, it raises inherent questions about how best to convey information about those objects, as well as interpretive questions about how institutions might bridge the gap between collections care and visitor access in the digital age.
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Storage
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York