With the digital revolution manifesting itself in museums all across the world, a new interactive and collaborative approach to learning has taken place. Not only are there databases being created that allow access to and preserve copious amounts of historical collections. Through these databases, museums are able to reach wide audiences on an interactive level. One example of this is through the digital networking project Europeana where numerous institutions have collaborated to provide over 30 million works digitally with an aim to eventually provide online access to “Europe’s entire cultural heritage by 2025.”
Another example of museums taking advantage of the digital age is through creation of apps and interactive media tour guides. One museum that has done this is the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam which has an unique and integrative app that can guide visitors at their own desired pace, provide additional information about subjects, and essentially leaves the museum experience up to the visitor.
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