International web conference: Middle-digital earth: Museums between digital and emergency. Data, stories and impact (29-30 June and 1st July)
Republished by ECBN from: Museum Switch
Museum institutions are seismographs particularly sensitive to changes in communities and relationships that define their identity through their relationship with cultural heritage. The global emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly severed the contact between the public and the collections, highlighting the fragility of the heritage, of the management, prevention and protection systems, if the link with its users is broken. That COVID-19 was and is a new emergency that has put in danger not the cultural heritage in its material component, but has imposed a new everyday life, new comparisons and relationships with the public and professionals. An emergency that has touched almost all the museums in the world that with different times and methods have been forced to close to visitors, suspending all activities in attendance. The contact with the public has only been remote, for this reason the online initiatives of museums have increased, the presence on social networks and real digital workshops have been activated to design content, experiment and plan new medium and long term strategies.
Organised by Università degli Studi di Torino in partnership with ICOM Italia and AVICOM ICOM – International Council of Museums, get inspired by speakers like Anna Maria Marras, Elizabeth Rosenberg (NEMO – Network of European Museum Organisations), Eleonora Lorenzini, Alfredo Valeri (Civita) and Luca Dal Pozzolo among others. The program can be fully seen here and registrations to the event should be done via this online form.