the Bruegel Box (Booth 6)

Jennifer Beauloye, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Belgium

Will new technologies offer a viable alternative to temporary exhibitions? That’s the question that we’ll try to answer in this Lightning Talk through the example of the Bruegel Box of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in Brussels. After an introduction of the project, from the original ideas that initiated it to its actual production, we will share our experience with the delegates. We will review both the technical and human difficulties that were faced throughout its production.
Our overall aim is to raise questions on the future of museums in the digital age, opening up a debate. Will technology offer a viable alternative to broadcast our collections and enable museums to stay economically sustainable? Will future generations be more likely to visit museums physically if similar interactive exhibitions are created?

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