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Online gallery for Bradford

In Museum [Insider], Museums, new content on April 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

It’s only a few years since the National Museum for Film, Photography and Television in Bradford was rebranded as the National Media Museum. They realised that the ‘new’ media were expanding so rapdily that they couldn’t just keep on adding more and elements on to the end of the name – the ‘National Museum of Film, Photography, Television, Cinematography, Print Journalism, the Internet, Social Media and Text Messages’ would just be too unwieldy.

And as a result of the new name the museum has decided to create a new suite of galleries devoted solely to the story of the Internet – it’s inception and development along with the impact it has had on our lives. I suppose this wouldn’t really call for a traditional museum display with objects in boxes – what objects would they use that tell the story well anyway?! In fact, it’s going to be much more interactive – indeed the museum wants the new displays to blur the boundary between museum content and online experience.

We’ll wait and see what they come up with – I’m sure it will be something clever. In the meantime there’s an article all about it live on Museum [Insider] now.

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