How does the Smithsonian effectively serve its growing virtual visitors? How does it deliver to those visitors the 137 million artifacts, works of art and scientific specimens in its collections along with the expertise that goes with them? How does it do so in an engaging, educational manner that evokes the power and inspiration of its finest exhibitions and presentations? How does the Smithsonian interpret its mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” in a 21st century digital environment and use its resources to generate and support research, as well as engage, educate and inspire Americans and those around the world?
Answering these questions is vital to the future of the Smithsonian, and this blog is a place for us to collaborate on building Smithsonian 2.0.