Author Archives: Mercè López Fort

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MuseumNext 2015

‘What’s next?’ for the museum sector? The Europe’s major conference on the future of Museums call for papers is out. The 2015 edition of MuseumNext will take place in the Swiss city of Geneva between April 19–21. Updates and latest news about the event at Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Continue reading


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ULTRAORBISM brings performing arts a step forward

The impact of the distributed performance, as new forms of Cultural Heritage expression, is studied in the framework of the RICHES project. “ULTRAORBISM” opens new doors for experimental and creative formats using advanced visual environments in the field of telematics and distributed events. The potential utilities of the results are very rich from a technical point of view and also from an artistic perspective, and the excellent results of this experience present a very optimistic future in the development of co-creation environments in Europe and the use of ICT in the fields of culture and the arts. 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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Audiovisual Experimental Documentaries “to make visible what is not”

The CSA (Audiovisual Experimental Center) is a workshop for cine-audiovisual shooting, which was established during the academic year 2013-14, as part of the “Prosmart” master’s degree (in Prato), promoted by University of Florence in partnership with PIN (the University Center … Continue reading


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Digital skills have the same importance as English and Maths

The Select Committee was appointed by the House of Lords on 12 June 2014 “to consider and report on information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the United Kingdom”. Computer technology brings “huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks”, the Committee warns. The internet should be viewed as a utility service, alongside water and electricity, it says. But without action, the UK may fall behind in the new digital era. Continue reading


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The video of the RICHES First International Conference is online!

The RICHES International Conference held in Pisa (4-5 December 2014) concluded successfully the first year of activities of the project. Inspiring presentations delighted the audience with interesting reflections and best practice examples around the conference topic “Cultural Heritage: Recalibrating relationships”. Continue reading


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RICHES Intellectual Property Rights strategy: the move from analogue to digital and new forms of IPR

The firsts outcomes of the IPR research conducted in the framework of the RICHES project are available on the project website. The RICHES project addresses the challenges that digital cultural practices pose to existing copyright law and argues for new perspectives on IPR. Continue reading


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CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS “Cultural Heritage in a Changing World”

In the 21st century the world faces epochal changes which affect every part of society, including the arenas in which Cultural Heritage is made, held, collected, curated, exhibited, or simply exists. The RICHES project is preparing a publication about these changes, and has opened a call for contributions to the book. Continue reading


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Cultural Innovation International Prize

The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biennial competition organised by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Its aim is to stimulate innovation in culture and to recognise the importance of research as an essential element when it comes to exploring new cultural scenarios. The topic chosen for this first edition is “Audiences”. Continue reading