Museums 2.0: What Happens When Great Art Meets New Media?
I think Dr. Martin Luther King Jr phrased it well here, "Truth is neither found in the thesis, nor antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis that reconciles the two".
The way forward is experimentation. Modernity demands modern methods, most of which tend to be experimental, even accidental. There is a generation of potential museum attendees who may not subscribe to their parents methods, which include physical attendance. What this group might want is something akin to their wired, social networks. Why not try such?
Museums catalogue changes in time and societies. Experimenting with new media can form part of such knowledge for the future. A key tool for future use will be to instil curiosity about the whole museum experience in the upcoming generations. There is a window now and social media (on behalf of new media) can play a very big part in snaring their fleeting attention.