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Reforming The Museum Through Social Media

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Disclaimer: The remarks herein are the personal views of Neal Stimler and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Keynote Address: aufbruch. museen and web 2.0 (
April 20, 2012
After reading Tom Standage's article, "How Luther went viral" ( from the December 17, 2011 edition of The Economist, Neal Stimler was inspired to consider how social media can be used to reform museums. In the keynote address, Neal examines how museum workers can share responsibility with the public for the core operations of museums. Digital humanities centers are at the heart of this paradigm change, acting as the instruments that integrate a social media experience into technological and cultural fabric of museums. In an ever interconnected world, it is critical that museums sincerely engage the public to share information, inspire expression, create knowledge collaboratively and encourage dialogue. By participating with the public through social media, museums recognize that their essential social function is to foster compassion.
Neal Stimler takes an interdisciplinary approach to humanistic scholarship that is informed by art history, cultural studies, digital technology and sociology
Author; Speaker: Neal Stimler
Camera; Lighting: Jessica Glass
Editor: Jessica Glass
Sound; Gaffer: Corinne Colgan
Post-Production Supervisor: Paul Caro

Added on 27 Apr 2017