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2 Museums and the UK future space Suzanne Keene The Science Museum, London

3 Introduction n Shaping the future space n Museums in the future space n Conclusions

4 The emerging space n Political n Economic n Social n Technical n Organisational

5 The political space UK government supports infosociety

6 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)

7 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?

8 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

9 The organisational space DNER

10 Converging content

11 Converging networks DNER

12 The politics of funding We will give you money … £50m £252m £19m

13 … and we want many dimensions Academic authority Information provision and also and also

14 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

15 Conclusions n Permanent evolution n Pressing issues: targeted funding; permanent preservation; sustainability n Changing the perspective Interaction and participation and the future...

16 Towards the future All our imagination holds!

17 Contact details Dr Suzanne Keene Head of Collections Management Science Museum, London Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD


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