Will the Museum of Failure Succeed?

Showcases for the best in art, science, design, or even concepts, rarely feature the missteps on the way to masterpiece status.

Communications Engineering

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January-February 2018

Volume 106, Number 1
Page 20

DOI: 10.1511/2018.106.1.20

Museums are commonly and rightly thought of as celebrations of success. Patrons of the arts, and even just plain patrons who like to be seen as cultured, flock to these temples of taste to view and admire acknowledged masterpieces in what has become their natural setting: well-lit, climate- controlled, and securely guarded galleries. No matter how good the technology of reproduction has become, no experience is considered equal to being in the presence of the real thing.

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