An article in the Chicago Tribune today got me thinking, ”Will there always be flesh and blood museum guides?” So, I put the question to Lara Roy, the Walker’s tour guide guru, and she assured me yes. But, maybe fewer if this pod cast thing really takes off for walking tours, garden tours and gallery tours (see the article link for more details.) Lara made the point that there will always be kids groups, the elderly and those who want to have a social experience that will need a person to guide them through the hallowed halls of cultural institutions. But, for those solitary types who dislike a human presence interfering with their communion with taxidermy and/or art will, in the future, always be able to choose the electronic guide. How will you choose? Post your comment on the question…Will live folks always be needed in the galleries as guides? Or, why you prefer live over Memorex or vice versa.
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