Alone in the Virtual Museum – The New Yorker

With #Google’s Cultural Inst., you can walk
“Alone in the Virtual #Museum” Yet real visits rising (>6M to Met in ’13)


…gazing at our laptops, will discourage people from actually going to these institutions. This is flatly untrue. Museum attendance is on the rise, dramatically so. The Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, currently hosts 9.3 million visitors annually, and, as the Art Newspaper reported in July, it expects a thirty-per-cent increase, to twelve million a year, by 2025. In second and third place are the British Museum, with 6.7 million visitors a year, and the Met, with 6.2, and the rest of the globe is catching up fast.


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