Tuesday, 24 April 2007

museum blogs

How and why do museums use blogs? Over the past few years the use of blogs by museums has increased exponentially.
A survey in 2006 looks at some museum blogs that were up and running in early 2006.
Museums are exploring blogs as a way to communicate with their audiences online. Like any large institution a museum has to work out the protocol for blogs, often opting for purely personal forums rather than sanctioned ones. Check out the Powerhouse Museum's official policy for blogging.
Often the blog runs out of steam, when the workload becomes too much, like any blog.
See the blog called museum 2.0 for a more detailed account of web 2.o and museums.

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