Tag: museums

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


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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


Museo del Prado’s digital world

In 2009, the Prado Museum selected 14 of its most important paintings to be displayed in Google Earth and Google Maps at extremely high resolution, with the largest displayed at 14,000 megapixels. Beside this, an online virtual gallery available in the website is a valuable resource for visitors: over 1.000 works are easily accessible with full description in English and more than 5.000 works are available in Spanish version. Continue reading


MuseumNext conference

Now in its fifth year, MuseumNext looks to bring together the leading themes, trends and related best practice with the aim of providing a clear insight into how innovation and technology are shaping our institutions and the world around us. … Continue reading


The Inclusive Museum Conference 2012

This Conference is to be held at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, from 2 to 5 August 2012. The Inclusive Museum Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. The inaugural Conference was held … Continue reading


Maurice Benayoun @ Streaming Museum NYC

Streaming Museum is on-site installations and on-line streaming performances. “Emotion Forecast” and “Occupy Wall Screens” are the birthday-exhibition of the Museum. The installation was at Big Screen Plaza in New York City, and will be displayed for the whole 2012 in the Streaming Museum website. Continue reading


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DC-NET – Digital Cultural heritage NETwork

DC-NET – Digital Cultural heritage NETwork is an ERA-NET (European Research Area Network) project, financed by the European Commission under the e-Infrastructure – Capacities Programme of the FP7. Continue reading


MUSEUM DESIGN & INTERPRETATION SHOWCASE

An excellent opportunity for UK companies to meet senior museum directors, exhibition managers and senior decision-makers and procurers from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, and to develop business in this fast-growing sector. Continue reading