Paintings and sculptures long stored away are finding a new audience, as museums strive for mass appeal with high-tech web sites packed with video, podcasts, and interactive elements, Reuters reports. Moreover, these institutions are finding that rather than diminishing the number of museum visits, the web is actually boosting in-person attendance. "All museums, especially art museums, realize the internet is a way to drive visits," said Ford Bell, chief executive officer of the 6,500-member American Association of Museums. "Some museums now let people go online and download tours ahead of time on their iPods." The San Francisco Museum of Modern...

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