Costs, Benefits, & Sponsors of Museum Digitization
An investigation leaded by Indrajeet Yadav, Editorial direction Julien Vandanjon, assisted by Alicia Piot-Bouysse.
Digitization of museum collections becomes more necessary than before in order to reach out to a larger, “virtual” audience, what with the COVID-19 pandemic unleashing pandemonium on the global economy and barring tourists and locals from visiting museums – the veritable bastions of art and culture. Even otherwise, digitization is essential to conserve cultural heritage. It comes at cost though. And with European governments getting thrifty about donating to museums, the question of museum funding grabs the centre stage!