Category Archives: Museums

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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Imperial War Museum #2: the First World War Galleries

By Giuliano Gaia – photographs by Stefania Boiano The new section dedicated to World War I, which was inaugurated on July 19th 2014 – the centenary of the war –  is the highlight of the renovations to the Imperial War … 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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Il Museo Magico ad ArteqSummit – 28 aprile Milano

. Di Stefania Boiano Cos’è un oggetto magico? E’ un oggetto quotidiano che cela poteri nascosti e inaspettati, come l’anello che dona l’invisibilità o il tappeto che vola; sono insomma oggetti che hanno forma simile ma funzioni radicalmente diverse da … Continue reading

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Perchè radere al suolo il Castello Sforzesco di Milano non era un’idea tanto pazza.

Di Giuliano Gaia La cosa più difficile nell’affrontare la storia è anche la cosa più difficile di ogni relazione umana: mettersi nei panni degli altri. Che sia un vicino di casa o un antico romano, ciò che davvero fatichiamo a comprendere … 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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Musei e Parchi a tema: come collaborare?

Cambiano i tempi e cambia anche il concetto di museo. Da qualche tempo si sente parlare di edutainment, neologismo che fonde i concetti di educazione (education) e intrattenimento (entertainment), un imparare divertendosi, approccio adottato da molti musei per quanto riguarda … Continue reading

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