Increasing access to Private Art Collections

Emily and I had connected back in the fall of 2020 through the Museum Computer Network conference and we had finally found a time that worked for both of our schedules to talk about our visions for our careers and the muse-tech industry.

At that time, she was waiting to hear back from the Frick about the more public launch of Global Art Access (GAA).  GAA is an educational non-profit dedicated to the digitization of private collections for the purposes of scholarship and public accessibility.

Digital Readiness and Innovation in Museums

Chris Barr, director for arts and technology innovation at Knight Foundation, provides an excellent lens to track whether your museum’s digital team is untapped, emergent or fully realized. This survey was deployed in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums and captures anonymous data from 480 museums of all sizes across all 50 states. This data includes art museums (30%), historic institutions and sites (38%), science museums (11%) and others.