Tag: museums

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Museums Pilot: Blinkster mobile App in preparation

by Sarah Wassermann, SPK On 22nd July 2015, the Institute for Museum Research – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK) went to the Museum of European Cultures and the Ethnological Museum for a very special “photoshoot” with quiet but very interesting models. … Continue reading


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RICHES signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the “EuroVision – Museums Exhibiting Europe” (EMEE) project

This new cooperation will allow exploring synergies between both projects, especially on the case studies addressing the role of museums. The RICHES workshop “The context of change and the move from analogue to digital” has been the first opportunity to share experiences. Continue reading


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Verusart: a new partnership for fine art reproduction

On 29 April 2015, at the AAM (American Alliance of Museums) Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, Larson-Juhl, Océ and Arius Technology announced a partnership to reproduce and distribute fine art painting reproductions using advanced 3D laser scanning and elevated colour printing techniques capable of accurately reproducing the texture and relief of the artist’s original brushstrokes. Continue reading


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The Museum of Non Participation

The Museum of Non Participation embeds its institutional critique in its very title, yet it releases itself from being an actual museum. Instead it travels as a place, a slogan, a banner, a performance, a newspaper, a film, an intervention, an occupation: situations that enable this museum to “act.” Continue reading


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Angered Archaeologists allow thousands to enter the Louvre for free

On February 5, more than 100 archaeologists of the preventative archaeological public service occupied the Louvre museum and conducted a free admission operation for nearly five hours. The archaeologists chose this site because it is emblematic in the history of French preventative archaeology (the excavation of the Cour Napoléon, the Cour Carrée, and the Jardins du Carrousel from 1983 to 1990 that forged the development of this profession) to denounce the catastrophic situation into which their discipline has been plunged. Continue reading


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National Portal and Digital Repository for Museums of India

The “National Portal and Digital Repository for Museums of India” was inaugurated by honorable Shri Shripad Naik, Union Minister for Culture & Tourism, Government of India on 21st October 2014. The portal provides access to heritage antiquities from 10 national museums under the Ministry of Culture. Continue reading


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Symposium on Digital Society and Cultural Memory

This symposium, organised by CODIGT and held in Karlsruhe on 14 November 2014 at the ZAK Centre, was devoted to the goal of raising societal awareness about the benefits of archives and archiving in the digital domain. Politicians, the public and society at large should be made aware that archiving will remain a general task in which each person can play a role. Against the backdrop of primarily economic debates, the already conspicuous consequences of the lack of digital archiving of the cultural heritage are often ignored. Continue reading


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An important conference about creativity and digital cultural heritage

Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator of Europeana Space project, says: “This is a golden opportunity for the creative industries, for the cultural institutions, for students and researchers, for anybody interested in the new scenario of digital cultural heritage. This is the occasion to learn what is happening in this sector: join us, follow us on our blog, website and social networks!” Continue reading


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MWA2014: Museums and the Web Asia 2014

Smart Cities, Smart Museums, Digital strategies, Mobile, Museums in Asian Culture and Society, Digital Engagement and Learning and much more at #MWA2014. Continue reading


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Intangible CH in China

Martin Patience of BBC presents one of Beijing’s latest cultural offerings: a museum dedicated to roast duck, the capital’s most famous culinary dish. The museum was built by the well-known Quanjude restaurant chain. The exhibits include clay models showing how to prepare the roast duck, restaurant advertisements from a bygone age and various pictures of famous people eating Peking duck. Continue reading