The Challenges of Digital Museum
From time immemorial, traditional museum exhibits have always been limited to leading the audience into showrooms to view the physical collections. However, due to the limitations of factors such as exhibition space, venues, and schedules, the total numbers of direct contacts with exhibits is in the minority. For instance, the National Palace Museum (NPM) of Taiwan, which contains more than 650,000 domestic and foreign antiquities, has continuously increased its collections by purchasing or accepting donations of artefacts. The entire collections would take over 30 years to exhibit if each exposition is run for three months at a time (Chou, 2010). In this situation, a museum would seem like an antiquity warehouse, where is inapproachable and distant. Moreover, since antiquities belong to all citizens, the traditional museum has a predicament which owners cannot freely acquire information about their properties.
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