Letter: High-tech exhibits are of doubtful value

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To the editor:

The brief life of the Feigenbaum Innovation Center at the Berkshire Museum is a cautionary lesson in relying on electronics and large printed explanations from curators to get across concepts. Some of the electronic, interactive features of that exhibit were often out of order, and now the whole thing is to be superseded by yet more technical displays.

Young people and older people have more than adequate access to swiping screens and clicking on buttons. Falling into another time and place by looking at an actual image through the eyes of its creator from more than 100 years ago is not so easy to come by.

Selling away the patrimony of 19th century art for the chimera of "more up-to-date" exhibits is a mistake.

Georgeanne Rousseau,

Stockbridge



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