Museums and the UK future space Suzanne Keene The Science Museum, London http://www.SuzanneKeene.net
Introduction n Shaping the future space n Museums in the future space n Conclusions
The emerging space n Political n Economic n Social n Technical n Organisational
The political space UK government supports infosociety
The economic space n Capital investment from government n ? income to sustain digital assets The quarry (for commercial publishers) The cooperative (AMICO, SCRAN) Licensing (as individual picture libraries etc) Charging (emerging e-charging mechanisms)
The social space n Internet spread UK a lead country n Access and museum users tend to have internet access n Information rich / information poor?
The technical space n Broad band not natural for museums? n Digital TV perhaps allows interaction n Integration of databases and web highly significant in making catalogue material interesting
The politics of funding We will give you money … £50m £252m £19m
… and we want many dimensions Academic authority Information provision and also and also
Museum dimensions n Populist infotainment Science museums n Academic authority National Maritime Museum: Journal of Maritime Research; PORT n Interactive participation Science Museum, STEM n Information provision Natural History Museum, Earthlab Datasite
Conclusions n Permanent evolution n Pressing issues: targeted funding; permanent preservation; sustainability n Changing the perspective Interaction and participation and the future...