This event, organized by ICCU, is included in the official program of the Italian Presidency and is organized in collaboration with the European Commission, the Europeana Foundation and the European project AthenaPlus, the European network of good practices coordinated by ICCU.
The Italian Presidency represents a strategic opportunity to propose a workplan shared at European level on the topic of reuse and exploitation of digital cultural heritage. The Ministry recognizes the transversal value of culture, seeks to promote collaboration between the different areas – competitiveness, culture, tourism, research – in collaboration with the responsible European institutions, in particular the Commission with its flagship initiative Europeana.The Conference will provide a space for debate and exchange of ideas in order to plot strategies for the development of digital cultural heritage as a driver of the education and tourism sectors.The Conference will host two sessions and a round table: the first session will focus on the reuse and discoverability of the digital cultural heritage, the second session will illustrate good practices in the fields of education, edutainment and tourism, the round table will see the participation of several representatives of Institutions involved in European projects and creative industries who will discuss on the topics of the Conference.
Program with national and international speakers is available here.
It is becoming ever more important that Cultural Institutions and the Creative Industries connect, to explore new opportunities and unlock the business potential of digital cultural heritage. The Europeana Space project, including representatives of both sectors, intends to demonstrate the long-term value and mutual benefit of creating an open, fertile environment where digital cultural content can be re-used entrepreneurially, to develop innovative creative applications and viable products.
This two-day conference will cover key topics related to re-use of cultural contents in creative Industries, and will present the 6 thematic pilots (including museums) to be developed by Europeana Space, which are going to explore new possibilities of creative reuse of digital cultural content.
- Piero Attanasio (AIE, Arrow)
- Sarah Whatley (Coventry University)
- Simon Cronshaw (Culture Label)
- Thursday 16 and Friday 17 October: Main Conference. Program under development, check back soon for details!
- After the event on 17/10: Optional trip to H-FARM (please register separately). Sign up for the free visit to H-FARM, leading business incubator heavily specialized in digital start-ups, located ca. 30 min drive from Venice and 20 min drive from Venice airport. Bus transfer to incubator available upon registration.
Through the cooperative effort of the involved researchers from the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano and ITIA CNR, the MeLa Project is promoting an Experimental Action in the context of the Museo Diocesano Milano, where an innovative app is being developed in order to rethink religion representation in museums.
On 12th June, the researchers organised the 2nd test of the app, which was conducted through the involvement of 15 people with various religious backgrounds. Through the use of the app, they were guided through an alternative fruition and experience of one of the artworks pertaining to the museum collection, a catholic painting representing a miracle about Eucharist. » Read more
Within the framework of MeLa Research Field 04, the fieldwork developed by the Royal College of Art into curatorial and artistic research will culminate in the exhibition “Transfigurations: Curatorial and artistic research in an age of migrations”.
How are globalisation, digital media and changing patterns of migration affecting our understanding and experience of the contemporary work of art, and how are contemporary artists engaging with curators to think about the condition of the contemporary through their work, its display and collection? How are curators working with new forms of artistic production, particularly ‘immaterial’ works of art, that fall outside conventional forms of display, collection and archive?
This research exhibition brings together a rich group of international artists and curators:
• MACBA in Barcelona with curator Bartomeu Marí and artist Lawrence Abu-Hamdan
• Bétonsalon in Paris with curator Mélanie Bouteloup and artist Camille Henrot
• Whitechapel Gallery in London with curator Sofia Victorino and artist Kader Attia
• Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam with curators Jelle Bouwhuis / Kerstin Winking and artist Quinsy Gario
• Royal College of Art in London with Paul Goodwin and artist Leo Asemota
In particular, the research exhibition reflects on the challenges and opportunities of curatorial and artistic research in the 21st century, and the rise of new forms of practice such as performance, sound, and video which are both expanding the range of artists’ interests and challenging conventional ideas of the ‘art object’ in museums and galleries. Following what has been described as ‘the curatorial turn’ and ‘the educational turn’ the exhibition considers how complex the interface is between issues of representation, globalisation, collection and object, curating, programming, audiences, and technology.
The exhibition will take place at MACBA – Capella, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (Plaça dels Àngels 1, Barcelona 08001, Spain).
After the opening, on Thursday 19 June, 7.30-10pm, the exhibition will be on display from 20 to 26 June. Admission is free. Opening times: Weekdays: 11 am to 7.30 pm; Tuesday closed; Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm / Sunday 10 am to 3pm.