Physical museum, virtual art

Recent issues around repatriation have gotten me thinking about the nature of museums. The museum is not just a place to look at art and cultural artifacts, but also a place to physically go with your family and friends.

Much as a movie theater or a restaurant is more than just about watching a film or eating, attending a museum is largely about sharing a sense of physical immersion with people that you care about while experience a sense of wonder.

So maybe even after art becomes progressively more virtual, museums may continue to be real places, and maybe that is important.

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