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Apps for museums: “art in the palm of the hand”

On the 17th, 18th and 19th December, the “Seminar-Workshop of Apps for Museums and Monuments” was held, in which we got to know about the possibilities that the apps in the field of heritage interpretation can offer us. The seminar analysed everything from the planning of the app to its promotion and commercialisation, including the conceptualisation and production. The most extensive topic of debate led us to a reflection about why apps? and how? (more…)

What do the Museu Picasso, Europeana and cultural hackers have in common?

That’s easy: the philosophy of making content and tools available to users. The Museu Picasso has a collection and the aim of extending knowledge and enjoyment of it to the greatest possible number of users. The Europeana internet portal, which currently offers access to some 19 million cultural objects, has the same aim as the Museum. The expert developers have the skills and the talent to make the data ‘play’ and extract open applications that are made accessible to the public. This happy triangulation has proved an ideal culture medium, helping make the Hackathon event in Barcelona and the prototypes it ...