Museum as Platform

Authority, access, and third-parties

Rachel Ropeik
Mar 10, 2016 · 13 min read
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Authors

John Gordy John Gordy started his career as a high school art teacher. He realized soon after that he loved helping the world make connections with art but it was much easier to do it with digital media. He has helped museums scale up what they can do with technology since back in the day of dial up.

The Initial Prompt

One of the more exciting, progressive ideas to enter the museum space in the past decade has been the idea of “museum as platform” — the concept that rather than having to be the sole and final arbiter of all that goes on within its walls, museums could become platforms upon which others create their own cultural and educational experiences. Nancy Proctor’s 2010 Curator article, and John Stack’s 2013 Tate Blog post are good examples of the early promise of the premise.

Our Correspondence (as it evolves)…

John to Rachel: January 6, 2016






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