Search it, view it, get it, share it, use it - artefacts’ images are yours for free. The Rijksmuseum’s approach. Brilliant! #MuseumNext — Alessandro Califano (@a_califano)
de la Rocha Mille, Raymond (2011). Museums without walls: The museology of Georges Henri Riviere (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London).
Patrick Boylan, Professor Emeritus of Heritage Policy and Management since 2004 at City University, London, shared on Facebook this link to the unpublished thesis of one of his PhD students, who got his degree yesterday at the Barbican Centre in London.
Thanks for sharing this, Patrick!
UK’s Museums Association offers a full day workshop on volunteering at museums, on 24 May 2013, at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.
In times of severe budget cuts, learning how to be more flexible and creative, focusing on volunteers’ expectations, means widening the museum’s volunteers range and being able to offer new services.
No words needed…
Forty case studies presented in October 2012 by UNESCO.
A lengthy, detailed paper (EN, FR, ES).
Alessandro Califano is Senior Curator and Head at CRDAV, the City of Rome Visual Arts Research & Documentation Centre, Communication Manager at ROSCCA2013 (Tajikistan), and FreeLance Cultural Heritage Consultant.
Below is an interview of him about digital media and performing arts in Afghanistan, Central and South Asia
ODEI, the Italian Observatory of Independent Publishers connecting 75 members, released a Manifesto on 5 December 2012, focusing on the issues related to the book crisis in Italy. The general crisis of cultural institutions is also targeted by this analysis, as well as its consequences: first of all, the dwindling critical tools available to readers. Some possible solutions are drafted, or rather - some readily available countermeasures to this trend.
Interesting, challenging. It gave me - as a museum professional in charge of a public library overloaded with much too many copies of the volumes we keep and produce - many ideas of how and where to contribute myself in disseminating (written) knowledge…
Mes Aynak, the race to save a Buddhist archaeological site in Logar Province (Afghanistan) is still going on…