Digitizing History, Yay or Nay?

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New York’s worldwide famous Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently been the subject of mounting criticism relating to the institution’s staggering deficit and increasingly frequent layoffs. Last month, The New York Times ran a piece on the matter, which touched upon the museum’s mistake of overhiring in the digital department. The whole notion of putting exhibits online is controversial, but there are several arguments to be had. On the one hand, a museum visit is an experience, not something you want to achieve from your computer. But on the other hand, online exhibits are allowing anyone with wifi to see exhibits they might otherwise never see. So readers, what’s your take on the matter?


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