Archive for March, 2006

Apple, 30th birthday

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

On April 1, Apple celebrates its 30th birthday.

I use Apple computers from 1982, Apple II, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, Lisa, Mac etc etc…in my vintage computer collection there are many Apple computers…but also…Amiga, Commodore CBM, Sinclair Zx80 - ZX81 - Spectrum - QL etc…

Many initiative are on the web about Apple’s 30th birthday. Wired publish a very intersting photo gallery

Dedicated to Angelo D’Arrigo

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Today a bad news reach me, a person, that I don’t know directly, dead in a very “stupid” airplane crash.

Angelo D’Arrigo, very famous worldwide (National Geographic dedicate to him many reportage), he was from my same city Catania and he was very brave.

From his official site: “Angelo d’Arrigo has flown all over the world over the course of his sporting career, at the highest international level of competitive flying . He has flown across seas, deserts, volcanoes, glaciers and mountain chains in some of the remotest parts of the planet, flying with eagles and all kinds of birds of prey.”

Museums, curious moments photos

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Based on idea of Australian colleagues Lisa, that in her blog publish a curios photo take at The Young Museum in San Francisco and she publish week photos of museums.

I have enough web space to guest curious moments photos take in museums or cultural heritage around the world or simple photos take from any of you of some of particular in or around museums.

You can send to my email mariobucolo at and I will select and publish. Please send the explicit authorization to use in this blog.


Mario Bucolo

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Lack of Culture

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Funny thing the Culture. It is at the base of any civilization…but missing on the web. In 99% of web sites where there are arguments tag or categories…you never see “culture”, don’t talk about “museums”…most common word is “Art” sometimes “Art & Culture”. For example in Technorati Blog Finder they missing Art, Culture and Museums…very sad!

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Friday, March 24th, 2006

I use this “post” as to keep all of you easy update on latest activities, hope this help.

  • Actual Poll (on the right sidebar):You are ICOM member?

International Museum Day (update)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Each year around the 18th May there is the International Museum Day, promoted by ICOM.

2006 Theme is “Museums and young people”, just on topic on my tentative to create the Young Museum Professionals Group.

Will be useful to write here about any initiative in your museums for the 18th May.

Here some initiative published in Museum L list:

Museums blog poll

Monday, March 20th, 2006

I try new function on this blog, polls!

I start with one about Museums blog, on the right side bar.
Any idea for a new poll is welcome.

SMS (update)

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

How many museums use SMS (Short Message System) to communicate information to visitors/members etc?

SMS are very used in Europe, and based on my short experience also in USA and Canada. In USA I don’t understand if is possible to transmit and receive SMSs to and from different cellular phone carrier.

The chance to use SMS to inform about new exhibition, special opening, book sign, lectures etc is to use in deep. Cost are not high, specially when a big number of SMS is buy. And using SMS to communicate, will means to reach the target in real time.


Intersting article: Museums Begin Offering Cell Phone Tours


Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Every of us have in his/her life success and failure

I want to report a quote by Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Museums podcast list (update)

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

I update my original february post about Museums Podcast with a link to a page inside M-o-d-e blog

Waiting AAM 2006, Boston

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Waiting for the big event of 100 years of AAMclick here for photos I take last year in Indianapolis. Photos are about conference and events.

AAM Boston, meet there?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

I will attend AAM conference in Boston (27 april, may 1st). I propose to schedule a meeting of who manage museums, or museums related, blogs…open to every friends of our blogs.

I think that will be a good occasion to share ideas, comment etc.

Please in comments to this post confirm who will go to Boston, after study the conference agenda will be possible to try to schedule a meeting…lunch time? Or during a general session?


PS: please forward this proposal to many blog is possible as to be sure that the information will reach everyone


Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Just to remember that I also publish the worldwide Portal to Museums and Cultural Heritage.

The Place to find all kinds of museums and cultural heritage sites in more than 140 countries.

Please Be sure you are listed in Museumland and linked to it!

More links to Museumland means more visibility for small and mid sized museums

Museumland, on museums side, is free and always remain free to assist small and mid sized museums.

We work in this period on the complete new version of Museumland (new graphics, new database, new search engine…), hope to have it ready for AAM conference late April.

Please if your museum is not listed in Museumland, use this form to be insert in the new database.

A Survey of Museum Blogs & Community Sites (update)

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Jim Spadaccini from Ideum write me about a very interesting survey he (and his colleagues) made.

The survey is on his blog, my personal thanks to Jim for cite this blog in the survey.

UPDATE on march 8

I just fill museums blog list with others that Jim find in his survey plus other 5 I discover thanks to The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts blog. Now the list have 52 entries plus this blog.