Archive for March, 2007

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.

Italian ICOM election

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

This is a follow-up of a discussion created in the Italian list of Museum

Care colleghe e colleghi, il prossimo 31 Marzo, a Pistoia, si terrà
l’assemblea nazionale di ICOM Italia.


Bloggers meeting

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Dear museums bloggers, Jim Spadaccini propose to meet blogger at Museums and The Web conference in San Francisco. This will be a fantastic occasion, I’m very sad that I can’t be there, but another occasion will be AAM Conference in Chicago, in May and I will be there.  From AAM Boston, last year, I start the tentative to put together museums blogger with the first list of museums blogs in my blog, this goal was completed by Jim (Jim did you present a paper in Chicago?).

Consider that Museums and the Web is an event more oriented to colleagues inside IT sector, AAM conference is an event more generalist, where there are more people involved and more colleagues that need to be aware about museum blogs. So Chicago will be a good occasion to make more people aware.

Share online whiteboard

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

An intersting tool to share information and to work online on a common whiteboard:

” The complete web whiteboard.
Just start skrbl, give out your URL and instantly share online.
Use skrbl to collaborate with others or, keep it your own private web space.
Write notes, sketch drawings, upload pictures, share files…
Everyone sees the same screen,
Everybody stays on the same page.”