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Museums in the Digital Age

As information and education continue to digitize museums are jumping on the bandwagon. These and other cultural organizations are taking advantage of the opportunity to increase their access and give a wider audience the chance to interact with their collections. Museums across the globe are making their collection immediately accessible, globally, at any time of day. The Imperial War Museum in London has been utilizing this technology during a remodeling project. Please take a look at this article to learn about the benefits of such actions.

Motor City Holding On… to Art

In the face of bankruptcy residents of Detroit voted in favor of a 10-year commitment to an increase in real estate taxes that would guarantee the Detroit Institute of Arts $23 million a year, giving the museum far more financial stability than it has had in years and preventing the museum from having to part with any of its collections to pay the bills. Read more about the Detroit Institute of Arts here.

Preserving a Part of America's Pastime

The same stadium that was the home of Babe Ruth’s called shot in the 1936 World Series and Ernie Banks’ 500th career home run in 1970 (and a few other landmark moments) is receiving some much needed love. Fortunately, the owners of the site have decided to preserve the building’s historic integrity - going so far as to restore it to its 1930s-era appearance. Read about the Wrigley Field plans here.

The Viewshed Wars

edgeCell phone towers have always presented preservation challenges. In this latest battle Hudson Valley residents are fighting against the constriction of a tower that would negatively impact the view shed of this famous church. Read about the view shed wars here.