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Audio guides are ruining our museums and art galleries by turning visitors into 'zombies', says top curator. Sir Roy Strong said visitors are not engaging with the nation's treasuresFormer director of V&A said audio guides tended to 'go on' too longThis means people are left staring blindly in front of paintings for hoursHe fears people prefer audio-guides to the actual artworks on display By Eleanor Harding for the Daily Mail Published: 23:02 GMT, 3 October 2014 | Updated: 08:25 GMT, 4 October 2014 Sir Roy Strong complained that visitors are now not engaging with the nation's treasures and instead walking around 'on autocue' Next time you make a beeline for the audio guides at a museum, it might be an idea to think again.

Audio guides are ruining our museums and art galleries by turning visitors into 'zombies', says top curator

According to one of Britain's most respected curators, taped commentaries are ruining the nation's exhibitions and turning visitors into 'zombies'. Sir Roy Strong complained yesterday that visitors are now not engaging with the nation's treasures and instead walking around 'on autocue'. Les musées du monde s'arrachent les méga-expositions itinérantes, Culture. Jean-Paul Gaultier, David Bowie, Picasso, font l'objet de « road trips » mondiaux.

Les musées du monde s'arrachent les méga-expositions itinérantes, Culture

MuseumNext on Twitter: "1 Month until #MuseumNext - Retweet if you'll be there... - MuseumNext - Europe's major conference on the future of museums MuseumNext. Museopunks. Jake Barton: The museum of you. Museum selfies: Participatory genius or sign of our self-centered times? Can antlers be a facet of the participatory museum?

Museum selfies: Participatory genius or sign of our self-centered times?

Photo credit: Emily Oswald I learned about Museum Selfie Day on Facebook just a couple of days before the event. I made a mental note and visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History on January 22. The results were silly and less skillful than I’d anticipated. Good selfies take practice, it turns out. By way of background, Museum Selfie Day is the work of Mar Dixon and her CultureThemes collaborators. #MuseumSelfie was the theme for January 2014. Now, reader, I can sense your skepticism. First, museum selfies are as much about action as they are about artifacts. To get this shot, I had to position myself with my back to the exhibit case. Second, taking a good selfie requires that both the creator/subject and the viewer look carefully at the artwork or artifact. Museum of Selfies.

Des musées américains font la chasse aux perches à selfie. Aux Etats-Unis, les musées sont de plus en plus nombreux à interdire les perches à selfie, par peur qu’elles n’abîment leurs collections.

Des musées américains font la chasse aux perches à selfie

How art history is failing at the Internet. By JAMES CUNO A national and international museum leader and scholar, Jim Cuno is the President and CEO of the J.

How art history is failing at the Internet

Paul Getty Trust. Before joining the Getty, Cuno was president and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago. Keeping up with the pace of change in the digital world is challenging, and harnessing its potential can be frustrating. The history of art as practiced in museums and the academy is sluggish in its embrace of the new technology. But we aren't conducting art historical research differently. Explore Modern Art. Beyond the Printed Page: Museum Digital Publishing Bliki. I made the joke many times in the lead-up to my presentation at the Museum Computer Network annual conference in Montreal that, coming from a print background, I was a caveman (complete with image from classic Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live sketch).

Beyond the Printed Page: Museum Digital Publishing Bliki

I expected to be living Future Shock for three days, aswim in acronyms. I was wrong—not because I was unfamiliar with the terminology, which I was to a degree, but because the museum computing community is warm, welcoming, and, most of all, open. Open access, open minded, open to experimentation, open to audiences. Gallery Of Lost Art. Les Musées du Vatican comme on ne les a jamais vus. Regardez la Bande-Annonce du film Les Musées du Vatican 3D : On parle toujours des Musées du Vatican au pluriel parce que les Papes voulaient qu’ils contiennent et conservent l’ensemble de l’art humain. » Antonio Paolucci Afin de capter la splendeur d’un des musées les plus visités du monde, 40 professionnels ont filmé de nuit les salles, les couloirs et les chambres pendant 4 mois d’un tournage placé sous la direction d’Antonio Paolucci, directeur des Musées du Vatican.

Les Musées du Vatican comme on ne les a jamais vus

Celui-ci nous accueille dans ces lieux et nous invite à les parcourir à la manière d’une introspection. "LOL" au musée. Une journée au musée du Louvre avec Art Kids Paris. Quand Art Kids Paris rencontre l‘équipe des maternelles de France 5 cela produit une série de 5 petites vidéos (1’40) intitulées « Une journée au musée du Louvre ».

Une journée au musée du Louvre avec Art Kids Paris

Présentée par Chloé PetitJean, cofondatrice de Art Kids Paris, cette émission montre un petit groupe d’enfants qui découvre un chef d’oeuvre du Louvre. Museum Identity Ltd - high-quality conferences, study days, publications, for professionals. The Business of Being Social: What Museums Need to Understand for the Future Exclusive free chapter from our new book: Museums Forward: social media and the web.

Museum Identity Ltd - high-quality conferences, study days, publications, for professionals

Find out more about the book and order your copy: Museums Forward: social media and the web The Business of Being Social: What Museums Need to Understand for the Future By Adam Reed Rozan, Marketing Manager, Oakland Museum of CaliforniaA group of 30 or so contemporary adults, representing a wide range of ages, meet each Thursday after work at a local museum. The conversations are lively, and the adults are self-led; they know each other and the museum well. The group gathers inside a gallery devoted to American art. LA Youth » Why museums suck. Most museums suck.

LA Youth » Why museums suck

Really they do. Museums always have that cold feeling. Very adultish and professional, it makes you uncomfortable. And museums are filled with old people. Opinion: Why I hate museums. Interesting, until you get bored. Supposedly "free" museums are given billions of tax dollars every yearThey also generate $7 for every $1 they spend, according to insidersKids often love interactive displays, but what do you think about museums? Love them or hate them? Let us know in the comments. About Museum Hack – Private Tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art can be intimidating. The Met sprawls over 2.3 million square feet and 13 acres of Central Park. Filled with some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, the Met is hard to navigate even for the seasoned New York City resident. Our un-highlights tour puts an alternative spin on the museum, featuring other sides to the highlights we love, as well as some of the strangest, wildest, sexiest stories hidden throughout the museum.

Each Museum Hack tour is customized based on the audience.