The Open Storage Dilemma
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Over the past three decades, open storage facilities have been established at four major museums in order to address the longstanding problem of lack of gallery space for putting collections on view. While making tens of thousands of objects available to visitors represents a great leap forward in accessibility, it raises inherent questions about how best to convey information about those objects, as well as interpretive questions about how institutions might bridge the gap between collections care and visitor access in the digital age.