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The Table-Museum at our space, Art in the City

By Giuliano Gaia The idea of a museum doesn’t immediately come to mind when first presented with the charming tables built by Gianluca Serra, in which everyday objects (mechanical pieces, buttons, coin-operate telephones, compasses, pens, fish hooks) float in transparent … Continue reading

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The Turin Museum of Cinema: A dream for all

If cinema is the dream, then the National Museum of Cinema is a web of dreams. Maria Adriana Prolo, a young Turinese woman, dreamt of building a grandiose museum of cinema in Turin. An enduring dream, one that experienced ups … Continue reading

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War and Peace: the transformation of the Imperial War Museum of London

By Giuliano Gaia – photography by Stefania Boiano PROBLEM: how does one render it acceptable – in this age of political correctness – to include two objectionable words in the name of a museum: “Imperial” and “War”? This is a … Continue reading

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The Magic Museum – ArteqSummit, Milan April 28, 2015

. By Stefania Boiano Can you recall the magic objects of myth that you once read about and played with in your imagination? Those everyday things with hidden and unexpected powers. Like a ring that gave its wearer invisibility or … Continue reading

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Sketching Malta

One of the many pleasures of working on a project like the Malta Culture Guide is the fact that you have to actually go and work on site to record interviews, take pictures, measure distances between one location and another, … Continue reading

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MuseumNext 2012: a short report from the Barcelona conference (but longer than 140 characters)

It may have been the cold Estrella beer or the vibe and shining sun of Barcelona, but in every session you could breathe an atmosphere of excitement and true sharing that was one of the most pleasant marks of the … Continue reading

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Museums and Theme Parks. How can they cooperate?

We were recently invited to speak at a quite intriguing conference in Rimini, Italy, called “Museums and Theme Parks -  a common planning”. The conference was held inside a Theme Park Professional trade fair, the Park Show , and tried to … Continue reading

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Museums and Mobile Conference: highlights

On October 25th 2011, we joined an international community of museum professionals to attend the online conference, Museums and Mobile, eager to find out about the latest trends and best practices in the use of mobile technologies in museums. All research … Continue reading

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Social Media and Museums

Thursday, 7 July 2011 – The Courtauld Institute of Art Speakers: * Katy Beale (Creative Producer at Culture Hack Day and freelance digital consultant) * Emma McLean (Digital Marketing Officer, National Maritime Museum, London) * Jesse Ringham (Digital Communications Manager, … Continue reading

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24 hours without the media: a mission impossible?

The media and in particular the current digital revolution based on access to broadband and mobile internet are clearly changing the way we live. As such a cultural shift is happening right now, it is fairly difficult for researchers to … Continue reading

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