After a multi-year long gestation, the City of Rome’s new museum information system - called SIMURT (Simurgh would have been nicer… especially if you’ve read Borges) - was finally presented this morning with bells and whistles on Capitol Hill.
I’ll get more details, soon, but from all I know up to now one can only wonder if it’s been born dead, or if it will be just another havoc causing mule…
Or did someone already hear of temporary joint ventures of non-specialised companies, providing engineering, infrastructures and software for knitting together a large network of museums? Who’s gonna provide maintenance and assistance, or major adjustments, once the joint venture won’t be such any longer?
And what is not good -
Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?