As a continuation of the implementation of the outcomes of the conference “Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation” (Vancouver, 26 to 28 September 2012), the National Archives and the Royal Library of the Netherlands will host the inaugural meeting of the UNESCO Digital Roadmap project.
The UNESCO Digital Roadmap meeting will be held on 5 and 6 December 2013 in The Hague, where experts from various backgrounds will introduce current and future challenges facing heritage institutions worldwide in providing reliable long-term access to digital information.
This initiative was one of the recommendations formulated in the UNESCO/UBC Vancouver Declaration which mentions the:
pressing need to establish a roadmap proposing solutions, agreements and policies that ensure long term access and trustworthy preservation. This roadmap should address issues like open government, open data, open access and electronic government. It should dovetail with national and international priorities and be in full agreement with human rights.
Fore more information: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/homepage/
This post intends to report about the preliminary outcomes of a critical research action which is currently being promoted at the Museo Diocesano by Politecnico di Milano, Dept. Design, and ITIA-CNR within the framework of the MeLa Project.
This Experimental Action, “Rethinking Religion Representation in Museums”, was intended with the aim of exploiting the religious assets as a potential inter-cultural heritage by the use of digital technologies. The main objective of this experience is to test three conceptual models through which museums could improve their ability in inviting people to deal with diversity issues; these models – multi-cultural storytelling, inter-cultural dialogue, trans-cultural practice – are intertwined with the possibilities provided by multimedia and digital technologies and devices, through the special focus on the mise en scene of the religious questions – discussing on religion, discussing among religions and discussing through religion: contesting, undermining religious identities or confronting, dialoguing about religious diversities and frictions. » Read more