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Museum and Technology


It is known that recently, museums have started to introduce high-tech mediums into their exhibits. Whether or not this represents a dumbing down of information or an increase in accessibility is subject of the two texts. However, if we accept that the resources of museums are common property, then the current movement of museums to incorporate technology into presentations is welcome.


The first text suggests that a current trend in collaboration between museums and high technology has made science and art more accessible for all ages. Having been prevalent among young children, an IT suite tickled curators' imagination so that clunky museums have metamorphosed into vigorous active learning places.


On the other hand, the second text raises the issue of redundant media mediums in the museum scene, in addition, the tickled curators who enjoy playing with new toys have been neglected their true responsibility to transfer the most important idea from scientists and artists with respect.


For instance, the Alpine museum in Switzerland, where I have been with my 4-year-old daughter and 67-year-old mother, was stunningly attractive to us with its dynamic and cutting edge presentations. With their interpretations of alpine nature having had been straightforward, we were genuinely touched.


Additionally, it is argued that adding an extra taste of extravaganza by using high-tech wizardry to reinterpret science and art might result in degradation, although they are altered understandable and acceptable to the general public. In addition, subsidising the installation of the latest technology could make taxpayers frown.


Nevertheless, if sensible, responsible and talented professionals use spend sensible amounts, and the museums offer a wonderful diversity of presentations, comprehensible to all generations, then, it would be given the thumbs up.



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