“The lesson to be learned is that…”

The lesson to be learned is that there is a place for both the physical and the digital, with one complementing and leveraging the other. The physical museum offers visitors the opportunity to experience the real object and to share their impressions with family and friends, and also provides the content, expertise, and collections that digital museums draw upon. Digital access can then pro- vide limitless opportunities for engagement and lifelong learning.

“Best of Both Worlds – Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age” by G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

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