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Museums have collected and preserved artifacts of the past for millennia. Now rapidly evolving technologies like 3-D scanners are presenting institutions with new tools for preserving, interpreting and sharing the past. Kojo talks with thought leaders at the Smithsonian Institution about the future of museums and the practical challenges of digitizing the past.
This is a special WAMU 88.5 broadcast in partnership with the Future of Information Alliance.
Watch full video of our special broadcast from the Future of Information Alliance event at the National Geographic Auditorium.
“I think it really smashes a lot of ideas about what the Smithsonian does and what it’s supposed to do,” one curator says of the African-American Museum’s growing collection.
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