The museum of the future in the 21st century shall be a wisdom mall
(accessible), not a wisdom palace (unreachable) like a museum constructed
before the end of the 20th century. The wisdom mall shares the joy
of finding and interacting, while the wisdom palace is the place
where visitors are passively shown and taught.
In the wisdom mall visitors can find something unknown, ask about
mysteries hidden inside them and discover something that satisfies
them, even though it may not be an ultimate answer, through one-to-one
Visitors can stroll about through all corners of the wisdom mall,
as their fancy takes them, enjoying a variety of virtual explorations
created by the ICT devices.
Incubator of Knowledge
The museum of the future shall be an incubator which stimulates
people into using their own intelligence, and has the ability to
share peoplefs fruits all over the world.
People, either inside or outside of a museum, can freely access
or use the incubator which is composed of both manual and digital
incubation programmes. The manual incubation programme is practiced
by museum staff, while the digital incubation programme is operated
by interactive devices networked with the ICT infrastructure.
The incubator functions not only for people but also for a museum
itself. The incubator encourages museum staff to promote themselves
to incubation guides, and encourages a whole museum to develop itself
into an ever evolving museum.
The museum of the future will ultimately be a hyper-museum. The
hyper-museum has no boundaries which divide space between inside
and outside. The hyper-museum changes every space and time into
ones for the muses, the nine goddesses who preside over art and
study of poetry, music, dancing and history.
The hyper-museum is a global network museum which covers all fields
in the world and every being on the earth. Every community, home
or person is closely connected with the network and holds its images
inside themselves. Every knowledge or technique including imagination
attained by someone can be instantaneously shared with everyone
who wishes to do so.
The hyper-museum is supported by invisible ICT infrastructure covering
the entire globe. The invisible ICT infrastructure is so seamless
that nobody is aware of the existence of electronic devices or techniques.
Everything goes so naturally, it is the hyper-museum of tomorrow.
The attached photograph is an amulet of Tutankhamun.
A traditional museum introduces the amulet as follows: What is this?
Where was this found? When was this made? Who made this? A traditional
museum focuses on logic details.
A coming museum introduces the amulet as follows: What is this?
Why was this made? How was this made? A coming museum will be filled
with not only logic but also lyric vibrations.