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Biomedicine in museums

Is slow attention possible on the web?

I just read an interview with distinguished British art historian John Boardman made for CBS BNET a couple of years ago. Among other things, Boardman tells about his experience of once having attended one of classical archeologist John D. Beazley‘s (a specialist on Athenian vase painting) lectures:

By spending the entire hour analysing the painting of a single vase, he taught us how to look at an object properly.

There seems to be something lost when we put our artefact collections on the web — it makes slow attention more difficult.

Thomas Söderqvist

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