By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Sep 2009
Results from the 2009 survey on computer-based exhibits now available on Open Exhibits website.
Jim Spadaccini says: "The results of our 2009 survey on computer-based exhibits are now available on the Open Exhibits Website. We received 150 responses from individuals from museums and educational organizations around the world.On the Open Exhibits website you can filter the results by "small" and "large" museums and by informal science education specific organizations."
Key findings (from their website):
Very interesting. I'm wondering, however, whether computer interactives in exhibitions as we know them have had their day? Visitors I speak to want us to go back more to our collections and objects, and with the tightened financial circumstances do we have the resource to develop these? For example, the games I play with my 14 year old on Xbox far exceed anything we could ever offer in the museum.