#Svegliamuseo on Tour! at Appy Days, Small Museums and Eagle 2014


#Svegliamuseo has kept itself busy this month to celebrate the beginning of Fall: over the next week you will find its team split in between Umbria, Lazio and France to take part to three separate events, and discuss digital communication and cultural heritage.

Francesca will start first next Friday, September 26, by opening the session ‘Museum 2.0’ at the Fifth Annual Conference of Small Museums, a conference devoted to ‘Accessible Museums: a new management for the small museums’ and hosted by the Museo Nazionale Etrusco of Viterbo (September 26-27, 2014). Francesca will be presenting the work done with #svegliamuseo – its origins, its development, its near future – as well as the achievements of Italian museums in the field of web and social engagement over the past year.

On Saturday, September 27, Alessandro will take over the role of #svegliamuseo ambassador by giving a talk at Todi Appy Days, the first event in Italy entirely devoted to mobile apps, wearable tech and the internet of things (Todi, September 25-28, 2014). #svegliamuseo will take part to a session with the very befitting title of ‘Wake up Italy: alternative methods to renovate our tourism’ and join the discussion on how social media could be used to augment the experience of the visit to a museum, and create meaningful engagement. Alessandro will be introducing  a few best practices of museums and institutions known for having experimented new methods of interaction between online and offline in the field of communication – methods that would not only provide informative facts but that would also prompt the creation of stories, emotions and relevant contents for the audience.

Finally, Paris will host Francesca on Wednesday, October 1st, on the occasion of the International Conference of Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World (EAGLE 2014 , September, 29 – October 1st ). Hosted by the École Normale Supérieure and the Collège de France Chaire Religion, #svegliamuseo will take part to the session ‘Who cares? Users, epigraphy and the social web’ together with two other Italian  projects, Invasioni Digitali and Archeowiki.  Francesca will be presenting the ebook ‘Communicating the Culture Online: a Practical Guide for Museums’, and the work done by #svegliamuseo for the creation in Italy of a strong community rotating around the topic of digital communication and involving as many museum professionals as possible.

For any enquiry, curiosity or simply to show your support, you will find us on Twitter engaged in live-tweeting the above mentioned events. Hashtags to follow: #quintoconvegnoapm, #TodiAppyDays, #EAGLE2014. And #svegliamuseo, of course.

Translated by @RoryinLA