We have welcomed Fall 🍂 with an array of very interesting updates we are sure you are going to love. For example, a new museum definition aligned very closely with the objectives in the SPICE Project: developing of tools and methods of citizen curation that support accessibility, inclusivity, diversity, and community participation.
This is also the objective behind the upcoming BRANCACCI POV prototype, an interesting project you will want to learn more about for sure.
And these are just two of the many other updates we would like to share with you 😊.
New Museum Definition
After years of debate and consultation, ICOM has a new museum definition, which was voted on in the last General Assembly in Prague.
“A museum is a not-for-profit, permanent institution in the service of society that researches, collects, conserves, interprets and exhibits tangible and intangible heritage. Open to the public, accessible and inclusive, museums foster diversity and sustainability. They operate and communicate ethically, professionally and with the participation of communities, offering varied experiences for education, enjoyment, reflection, and knowledge sharing.”
The BRANCACCI POV prototype was presented to the public during TOURISMA expo. This was a new installation whose goal was to test how to improve social cohesion by developing collaborative hybrid museum experiences #BrancacciPOV
Discover two recent exhibitions curated by groups of ‘non-professionals’ to share new perspectives on museum collections:
‘Guarding the Art’, in which security guards at the Baltimore Museum of Art have selected pieces from the collection, including some that have been exhibited before.
‘Shining Mystery’ at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern. Here, children have taken on the lead role as curators.
Refining the notion of Digital Humanities
The creation of an international master’s degree (DHDK), a PhD (CHeDE) and a research center (/DH.arc) are the results of refining the notion of Digital Humanities in a new bidirectional way: to reflect on computational methodologies and models in the cultural sphere and to suggest a cultural approach to Informatics.
An Irish SPICE case study is on the cover of the latest edition of Museum Ireland: “Uncomfortable revelations: can citizen curation widen access to museums?” An interesting article that asks whether citizen curation provides a model for supporting the participation of under-served communities.
This is just a snapshot of the many activities we are carrying out within the SPICE Project.
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