Archive for May, 2006


Monday, May 29th, 2006

Dear friends sorry for this off-topic but after 23 years the soccer team of my city win the access to the major italian soccer championship…SERIE A.

All the city was in the street till early mornig.



Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Jim Spadaccini make a very well done job opening

Horror inside fine art

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Worth 1000 have a photoshop contest, now with images where authors put horror-movie/monster themes into classic fine art.

A funny thing

Can happen in a museum?

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

Yesterday Apple open doors of new store at Fifth avenue. From the night before people create a line to access to the Apple Store. At 5pm all the plaza was full of people, till 1am there was person in line. Without any advertising, this the force of evangelism…I write early in this blog about importance of evangelism for museums.

Can happen in a museum what happens at Apple Store yesterday? In Boston at AAM Conference I attend a session about PR before grand opening of museums. 18, 7 months of works before the opening, million dollars of expense…

at 5pm

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at 6pm

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at 9pm

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at 11pm

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at 1am

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And the OSCAR goes to…

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

…The Louvre…yes the OSCAR must to be assign to the LOUVRE.

Yesterday I watch the Da Vinci Code movie. I think that the book is better then the movie, I find the movie too slowly but with a very beautiful cinematography. All the shots take inside and outside the Louvre are fantastic and it (the Louvre) is the main actor!

I think that a movie like National Treasure with Nicolas Cage was more dynamic than the Da Vinci Code. Anyway I had a good time with my friends to watch the movie.

Apple Store, Fifth Avenue

Friday, May 19th, 2006

As Apple fellow and evangelist, from 25 years, I’m very happy for the opening of Apple Store on Fifth Avenue it is very fantastic, a totally glass cube…will be open 24h/365 days…

Photos at this links:

Google Video

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

…arf arf…it is difficult to follow every Google innovation…Google Video is not a news…but searching for “museum” I find 1027 results…so…related video!!!

New Museumland version coming soon

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

We are very near to launch a revised new version of the worldwide Portal to museums and cultural heritage, with link to more than 15.000 museums and cultural heritage sites in 143 nations.

  • Please post a comment on what you want to find in new version of Museumland…or post a comment, critics etc
  • Please check if your museum is listed, and if information are update and correct. If not there is an online form to fill.
  • Please insert a link to from your site, as more people will be aware about Museumland as more museums are worldwide visible.



Museums 3D models

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Google never finish to surprise us. From a couple of months Google acquire Sketchup a software company producer of Sketchup 3D environment…that I use to design my new house…

First result from Google acquisition is that now the basic version of Sketchup is free and there is a dedicated site called 3D warehouse where is possible to download and use 3D models of building…including museums … of course….

Where is your password?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Just a funny place where to write a password ;-)


New tools

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Two new tools that will help to organize our work or tho share it. a tool to share documents, images etc in a virtual meeting room

Google Notebook, a new tool from Google, useful to record various clips from the web, from your desktop etc.

Intersting articles in other blogs

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Here some interesting articles published in other blogs:

hope will be useful

Museums…”old”, just re-open, waiting for a new house…

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

From my recent tour on the east cost…

…”old”..but new wing and work in progress: Boston Museum of Fine Art

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Not only museums…but the Marconi Station Area in Cape Cod, the place from where Guglielmo Marconi transmit the first transatlantic wireless signal

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Newport, Samuel Whitehorne House Museum


New York, Soho, Campari Art Gallery, the grand opening
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New York, The Morgan Library and Museum, just open with a new project by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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New York…the MoSEX…Museum of Sex


New York…ops…a new museum? ;-)


NYC, A museum wait for a new home

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Test using Qumana

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

I just try to make blogging more easy using Qumana, this is the first post…hope it work well…also a test to insert a new image and an adv

Mario in NYC

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Relevant VOIP service

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Waiting that I find the time to write about AAM Boston and my trip in NYC…I just discover a new VOIP service JAJAH With rate in many occasion lower from Skype, Jajah introduce a big revolution…you don’t need software download, installation process and headsets… you just type your LANDLINE (yes landline) or cellular number and the destination landline or cellular number and…Jajah call you back first and after connect you with your destination…so if you don’t have headset, if you have a dial-up or low band connection…you also start the call, turn off your PC and go around the city continue to talking!!! It is possible to test a trial with 5 minutes talking free!

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