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Museums and heritage: a major issue in the UNESCO World Culture Report 2001

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Joining the so-called ‘information society’ is a critical issue for cultural institutions, perhaps especially for the institutions most concerned with tangible and monumental cultural heritage, such as museums. Since the dawn of public interest in Internet communication networks, museums have had a proactive role to play in cyberculture. The discussion on virtual museums has revolved principally around the question of the categories of sites over the past few years, but it will be essential in the future to include the role of virtual museums on cultural knowledge in a way that will encompass other types of cultural content.

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0033.00303

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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