Archive for February, 2006

I’m just return now to Catania

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

I’m just return base. Soon comments and photos of museums I visit in San Francisco, Vancouver and Victoria.

…Stay tuned…

…one week off due to high fever…sorry…


Sunday, February 12th, 2006

What about this criptic title?

Soon a big news will be announced, following meetings here in Vancouver…stay tuned…

Next destination?

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Where is next conference to attend or next lecture to do? ;-)

…Boston of course…for AAM

Next destination

About visibility…and number

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Preparing my monday lecture at Italian Institute of Culture here, in Vancouver, we just meet a problem…how many museums are in Vancouver…15? 30? 60?

It is a relevant information to find, everywhere, and every time it is a not easy to find information.

anyway, after read different sources…about 50 museums in Vancouver area.

The Gate to local cultural heritage

Friday, February 10th, 2006

I visit many airports worldwide, never one impress me as the Vancouver International airport.

All the airport is structured to show British Columbia Cultural and Natural Heritage, a real gate.

Here a photo of what arriving visitor impact on.

Other photos of the San Francisco and British Columbia trip is in this page 

Vancouver airport

San Francisco e British Columbia

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Here photos from San Francisco and British Columbia
(February 2006)
All photos on this page are © 2006 by Mario Bucolo and are outside the Creative Common License

BC from the air

British Columbia from the floatplane

Vancouver from floatplane

Vancouver from the floatplane



North Vancouver

North Vancouver

Cape Code

Cape Code


Sky track over Vancouver


at Capilano forest park

Capilano Bridge

Capilano Bridge

Apple Head Quarters

I visit the Mothership




San Francisco

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I’m in San Francisco, so…no time for the blog in this period, but - please - comment the other posts…

I move photos on this page

Mario’s Photos

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

Here some my photos just to be sure that I’m very different from George Clooney ;-)

Other photos are accessible directly from the home page

…publishable 300 dpi photos are here



warm up ;-)

Warm up

In Malta, for Heritage Malta Conference:
Malta, Heritage Malta Conference

In Nairobi, for Africom general assembly:


In Vancouver, at Italian Institute of Culture, introduced by the Director Mr. Antonio Cosenza

IIC Vancouver

In Siracuse, with Vera Greco and Ray Bondin


at sunset in Santa Maria La Scala, near Catania:

Mario at sunset

In Victoria, BC, Canada, February 2006
Apple headquarter, Cupertino, CA, February 2006
Apple Head Quarters
San Francisco, February 2006


With my parents in London, August 2003 @ Portobello Rd


My 1959 MG A (I will publish soon a photo during Targa Florio)

My 1979 Triumph Spitfire


My (like my) 1966 FIAT 500

Fiat 500

My 1991 Mercedes 200 CE (That I still try to sell)


My 1997 Range Rover 2.5 DSE




Some other photos (click to enlarge):

in GIFU, Japan - EuroGifu, October 2000

Gifu 2000

In the terrace of my apartment during a meeting

At work in my working room…in the summer (40°C)


Museums evangelism

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

From 20 years I’m an Apple user (first Apple II, then any MAC), for about 3 years I also work and use Commodore Amiga. Both Amiga and Mac create their success thanks to broad evangelism actions and thanks to many evangelists. There are many books, histories, articles etc about Apple evangelism and evangelists.

On of the most famous Apple Evangelist was and is Guy Kawasaki he also start a very interesting blog.

Other example of evangelism or viral marketing are Ducati and Harley Davidson.
Why I write about evangelism?

One of the main problem we have is to attract more visitors to museums and cultural institutions. Membership programs can be consider a tentative of museums evangelism, but need to do more and more. Here, for example, in Italy is a big problem on how to attract new visitors, the situation is very different from USA or UK or France.

So, please, anyone have experience of evangelism in museums?

Add museums related mailing lists

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

I just add a page (and links on the side bar) with a first list of mailing lists related to museums. Please use comment to this post for mailing list to add.



Mailing lists

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Here some mailing list museums related:

Kamasutra day

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

This is the Kamasutra day…no, no, not about sex all the day…

Kamasutra is a very dangerous virus that can be delete files on your hard drive…yes…on YOUR hard drive.

I use only Mac…no Kamasutra? Buy a Mac ;-)

Podcast & Videopodcast on ITMS (update)

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

On Apple iTunes Music Store I find this podcast & videopodcast


  • Art Mobs MoMA Guides
    • Picasso, Chagall, Sherman, Pollock, Bacon…
  • Bronx Museum museRadio
  • de Young museum
  • Fine Arts Center of Greenville County
  • Hirshhorn Museums and Sculpture
  • Moma
    • Pixar Exhibition
    • Hear artistis, curators and others discuss works…
    • Visual descriptions for visitors with visual impairments
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s official Podcast
  • Towneley Hall Museum
  • Yakima Valley Museum
  • The Grace museum

a more complete museums podcast list in this site

and in this blog


Without consider all podcast available outside ITMS, like San Jose Museum of ART and many others

I add new museums related blogs links

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

In the side bar on the right I just add new museums related blogs links. All of them are copied in the Link Page in more biggest font.

Please comments links and suggest new one.


Links page

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Here, in more space, the links as they are in the side bar on the right.