Archive for the ‘General topics’ Category

This is a bastard artist

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

An idiot “artist” from Costa Rica, Guillermo Habacuc Vargas, kill a dog leave it without food and water and expose this performance as a live artwork in a gallery , Galeríam Códice.

There is no comment, only the chance to  boicot this idiot, seraching for Vargas Dog you will find many blog with letter to boicot this idiod.

Here some dramatic photos 

DUCATI MotoGp World Champion

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007


Dreams Come True

10 years without Diana

Friday, August 31st, 2007


no words…I was there just the morning of 31 august 1997!

Museums Marketing & Communications list

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

There is a lack of a unique thematic mailing list about marketing and communication in and for museums. The list can also operate as a forum between professional involved in mktg, comm and PR.
There is the PRAM list from the PR and Marketing committee of American Association of Museums that is the most active one, but it is not much aware on the European side.

I also think that it will be useful to create a forum/round-table of museums marketing and communication professionals.

There is the chance to create two version of the list, I waiting for opinion and ideas. One open to all people who can have interest in the field and one more professional oriented, open only to professionals with demonstrable references.

To be ready and concrete, I start to create the list

here the address to subscribe:

Many thanks to all for cooperation.


Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

I’m in Vienna to cover ICOM General assembly.

I will write something about the conference later in teh week, meanwhile please watch the official videos from ICOM TV 


Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Another Web2.0 utility

with backpack it is possible to archive and share ideas, photos, to do list, calendar, events etc

Podcast GO

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

My reader (wow…at least I have one reader…) Meya Laraqui send me an intersting email about where there is a dedicated museums channel where experience for free museums podcast like the PAAM by just uploading a video.

Thanks to Meya.

Museums iPhone

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Probably all of you is now aware about the new Apple iPhone that will create the revolution on the way to use cell phones.
But the iPhone can find an ideal usage also in museums environment as a video/audio/web guide, all into a unique device connected by Wi-Fi or by Edge protocol.

We start to work in cooperation with Apple to test it as museums visitors tools.

Who will have ideas or comment to share please do it here or write me directly.


Microsoft Surface

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

As Apple user, usually I hate Microsoft, but the new product Microsoft present yesterday appear that will be very useful to use in museum environment.

There is an article presenting it, here and here, but all the web is full with information about Microsoft Surface.

Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch table-like display where to apply surface and gestural 3D interface. It is more difficult to explain in text then you can see in action.

Travel Diary Chicago & NYC, May 07

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Sorry, just italian text.

aggiornato 23 maggio ore 20:10
Bene, ci siamo, in partenza per Chicago e New York. Man mano che raggiungerò dei computer conessi o rientrerò in albergo o a casa, cercherò di aggiornare il diario di viaggio, possibilmente anche con alcune foto.
Novità, rispetto alle altre volte, la possibilità di inserire direttamente dei commenti. Occhio che sono moderati, quindi non verranno pubblicati subito ma appena potrò validarli. Per commenti privati usate la mia solita email please. Ciao a tutti ed arrivederci da Chicago venerdì notte.



Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Next week in Chicago American Association of Museums annual meeting. I will be there.

On-line libraries

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Europeana it is a prototype of on-line library, with more than 12.000 documents. It is the Francaise contribute to the European Digital Library.

The European Library is for searching the content of European national libraries.

Interactive table

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

An intersting project for interactive application inside a museum, The TANGIBLE Table.

A 100×70cm interactive table to use as interactive user interface.

Here more info on the project. 

A huge photo gallery of 200,000 images

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Photo Agency of the Réunion des Musées nationaux de France is putting together a veritable archival treasure.

You need only a word, a title or an author to initiate a search that will always reward you. This Oracle-based site gives access to all national museums. The list is a long one including the Musée du Louvre, d’Orsay, Pompidou, Guimet, Picasso, de l’Orangerie, le Musée Rodin or Delacroix, the Bibliothèque de l’Institut, as well as the Chantilly, Compiègne, Écouen, les Granges de Port-Royal, Fontainebleau, Ajaccio, Nice, Matisse, Message biblique de Chagall, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and the Musée de Préhistoire.

From the site, you can access many other groupings via the Joconde database that classifies and lists under one of its many headings all the tables possible according to a variety of criteria: alphabetical, administrative document, iconology, lyric poetry, almanac, drama, images, proverbs, past records, eloquence, word games, psalms, biographies, sagas, etc.

Since 1999, an effective query function on the photo.rmn site has been supported by the Auracom search engine, created by a French company founded by Michel Martinez.

Thanks for this info to AVICOM web site 

The Drawings and Manuscripts of Leonardo

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

The Drawings and Manuscripts of Leonardo are now on-line thanks to Biblioteca Leonardiana and e-Leo Project.

On “Leonardo Digitale” there are the Atlantic Code and the Madrid I and II Codes.