Topic: museum & library information systems

The Paris Declaration for the progress of the Digital Cultural Heritage

The shared vision of the INDICATE network is that in ten years’ time, access and use of digital cultural heritage will be available to all and that collaboration with the e-Infrastructures community will facilitate realisation of this vision. Continue reading


ICOM Rio 2013

4,000 international participants attended at this crucial event for ICOM, for its members and for the international museum community. It provides a platform for museum professionals from different regions and cultures to share and exchange on their expertise and experience. Participants debated around the theme Museums (memory + creativity) = social change. Continue reading


CULTURA at the EU Irish Presidency Conference

Ciaran Clissmann presented CULTURA as one of the projects working on innovative technologies to enable new opportunities
to preserve and access digital cultural heritage content. Continue reading


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The Bloomberg Arts Engagement Initiative

From June 2013, five cultural centres will receive from the Bloomberg Arts Engagement Initiative 15 million dollars to improve the accessibility to their museums through the use of mobile technology, including 3D imaging and GPS. The five centres to receive funding are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Museum of Modern Art. From our correspondent Lucia Ruggiero. Continue reading


The Royal Ontario Museum launches a game jam to animate their exhibitions

In an exciting pilot project, the ROM, in partnership with Gamercamp and the University of Toronto, is opening its doors to game developers for a three-day game jam August 9-11, 2013 to create digital games to animate the exhibits in the museum. The experience continues onward: completed games will get play-tested at the ROM in mid-October and will officially premiere at Gamercamp in November Continue reading


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Mummies virtually unwrapped in Sweden

Medelhavsmuseet – the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm will digitally place human mummies on a virtual autopsy table. The work is taking place in advance of a new exhibition on Egypt, which is due to open in 2014. It will be possible to zoom into very high resolution to see details like carving marks on a sarcophagus, and the true colors of the mummy. The 3D model also allows to “unwrap” a mummy by peeling off virtual layers of the wrapping to explore the mummy itself and the artifacts that were buried with the body. Continue reading


Personalized tools to enhance visitors’ experience in the museums

An example of this implementations was the Schahname exhibition the Museum of Islamic Art in the Pergamonmuseum Berlin. All RFID components, a controlling computer, feedback components (audio and light) and antennas are installed in a shell. Only the shell varies for different applications, for example for the Schahname exhibition it was a digital storyteller. The visitors can collect information (stories) with a bookmark. Continue reading


Google Arts Project includes all state museums to their database

The Google Art Project has recently incorporated a further 8 Spanish museums to its online database, completing the project’s effort to include all state museums. The inclusion of these museums adds a further 300 masterpieces to the online database, and 9,000 artists, including Goya and Julio Romero de Torres and is further proof of the huge importance of digital databases, which improve the accessibility and democratisation of artwork worldwide. Continue reading


ART & MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION XCHANGE

The International Exhibition Exchange will take place in Turin on November 7th and 8th 2013. It is the new international marketplace devoted to the world of art, culture, museums and related services. Continue reading