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3D Digitization in the Museum – Part 1: Photogrammetry

“With increased availability of affordable virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies, it may seem like 3D digitization of environments, objects, and structures is fairly new. For museums, experimenting with 3D digitization began in the early 2000s and is now becoming commonplace within a museum’s digitization lab.” Read the full post at Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog.

 

Image courtesy of U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, via Flickr’s Creative Commons (https://www.flickr.com/photos/usacehq/24844542920), and follows the Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/. Image downloaded for use September 2018, and was not purposefully altered. 

 

 

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Who Owns Digital Culture? An Important Question Museums Must Consider

“The ability to digitize and publish collections online through a collections management system has helped reinvent how museums present their holdings. In the beginning, there was resistance to publishing digital images of collection objects online. This was due to a (now proven false) concern that people would no longer visit the museum if they could view collections online.” Read the full post at Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog.

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The End of Net Neutrality & The Museum Digital Visitor

“In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially ended net neutrality and internet service providers (ISPs) are no longer regulated in their provision of internet usage. The end of net neutrality has many profound implications, and when you consider what it might mean for museums and other cultural institutions, the repercussions can be catastrophic.” Read the full post at Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog.

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The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR) in Museums

“It is undeniable that technology has a growing presence within the museum sphere. At first, audio-visual technology was harnessed by the museum to augment the museum’s exhibits and provide an enhanced user experience. However, with the universality of everyone owning a smartphone, the museum has seen an increasing rate of technology encroachment, and not of their own making.” Read the full post at Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog.

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Effective Technology Training for Museum Volunteers & Interns

“Museums are now expected to have an online presence. At first, this meant museums needed a website with information about their hours of operation. Later, it meant museums should publish content and information about current and permanent exhibits. Now, the expectation is that museums have a digital presence for all artifacts.” Read the full post at Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog.