If records cannot be accessed or shared online, the very mission of the museum is at risk. This is a moment for museum professionals to enter new arenas and test digital tools that transform and improve how they work.
Pushing through what stops most from trying something new: overthinking and feeling awkward.
As leaders, let’s not worry about wasting time; let’s be patient with it, let’s learn from it.
When museums add transparency to ownership records and the copyright determination process, they can reduce risk – and increase confidence in the creative re-use of art by the public.
Précis: Adapting to the pace of the digital age will require an acceleration in the work culture of most museums. How can they preserve the necessarily slow rhythm of scholarship while adopting the fast pace of the contemporary professional environment?