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Art Museums In The Digital Age

MIT List Visual Arts Center social media coordinator Mark Linga demonstrates how a QR reader plays an audio file on his phone that corresponds to a piece of art. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
MIT List Visual Arts Center social media coordinator Mark Linga demonstrates how a QR reader plays an audio file on his phone that corresponds to a piece of art. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The first portable museum audio tour created in Amsterdam in 1952 was revolutionary. Today, new technologies are continuing to change the museumgoer’s experience. It’s all part of how museums are imagining the future to stay relevant in a digital world. Andrea Shea from Here & Now contributor WBUR reports.

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  • Andrea Shea, arts reporter for WBUR in Boston. She tweets @asheaarts.
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