Hall with Doors
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alice H. Rossin
Open Access Collection | CC0
Art Journal, SAAM
This drawing is part of a set design for Alice in Wonderland created in 1915.
- Hall with Doors (set design for Alice-in-Wonderland, 1915) by William Penhallow Henderson
Art Journal - April 3, 2020
If you like museums, you’re probably tuning in to all kinds of great digital programming – maybe for the first time or maybe you’re happy more are finding out how much can be explored. Digital is certainly a great way to open many doors!
Dyson – famous for eliminating bags from vacuums – just released a design for a portable ventilator that runs on batteries. Stykka Labs released a flat pack cardboard desk that comes through the mail. They both approach design from a specific angle: what happens when we eliminate what is perceived as necessary?
In that vein, now is the time to test new tools to transform how we work and how we access art. If museums can do it with an eye towards testing and scaling up on their current investment in these new tools – we just may increase access and ensure a more stable future for cultural heritage.
We’ve posted more thoughts on Medium – just look for CultureTech Notes and the COVID-19 Museum Mandate