Web 2.0 is beginning to change how museums operate–both in terms of building constituencies and collections. It is not merely about putting exhibits up, but far more complicated. Still, I wonder if museums’ understandings of the web as an interpretive tool will change how they build exhibits. Will they make full use of digital spaces? Will it reshape how they exhibit objects or store them? More broadly, is so-called “distributive knowledge collection” really the end goal? What is the role of the curator? of the scholar? I would remind us that collecting information and making it available, in massive quantities, is certainly different than interpreting collections (even if it is implicitly an approach to collecting in its own right.) Check out this New York Times story: Make History Web Site Is One of Many Online Museums.