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Going digital not easy for cultural institutions (via Globe and Mail)

Click Image for Article; Image Caption: This Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton is presently on display in the James and Louise Temerty Gallery of the Age of Dinosaurs at ROM, where this photo was taken (via ROM).

“The immediate response [to the closures] is ‘You’ll create these wonderful digital experiences’. It’s a rhetorical response: Oh, you just go online…If it’s that simple, every museum and art gallery collection in the world would be online.Zainub Verjee, OAAG Executive Director cautions the expectations of institutions to be ‘online’ and that there are large differences between curating an Instagram account or setting up a 3-D tour and maintaining online collections.

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