The Role of Large Enterprises in Museum Digitization
Keywords:Japan, museum digitalization, collaboration among industry, government and academia
AbstractBy actively promoting museum digitalization, Japan finds an idiosyncratic way to museum digitalization. The mode of collaboration, in which the government plays a leading role while large enterprises’ R&D capabilities and museum’s cultural dynamics are both allowed to give full play, turns these powerful enterprises into the solid backing of museum digitalization, provides a concrete solution to the common financial and technical challenges museums face in the process. In the course of such collaboration, large enterprises succeed in cultivating a number of talents who understand both business world and museum operation. Thanks to their experiences in the business world, compared with museum professionals, they play a more vital role in marketing the potential commercial exploitation of related digital technologies. The benefits large enterprises could possibly gain from such mode of collaboration - realizing social values, enhancing corporate image, for instance - help to motivate their active involvement, thereby forming a positive cycle of sustainable development.
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How to Cite
Wang, Y. (2014). The Role of Large Enterprises in Museum Digitization. Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage, 14(2), 67–72. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1973-9494/5443
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