There is one thing that we like about Italian museums: they are always able to surprise us. And among the many good news in the field of digital and culture, there is also an Italian museum that rolls up his sleeves and, among exhibitions, events and a new website, managed to organize the first entirely local version of a conference on the theme.
We are talking about the MAXXI museum, and the date to mark on your calendar is November 4, 2015, when
will we all gather in Rome for Digital Think-In, the first edition of an annual event open to all Italian cultural institutions.
It will be an opportunity to examine and discuss the digital and technological innovation in cultural sector, a chance for professionals in the field, geeks and enthusiasts to share their experiences and visions and plan new opportunities and a new future for museums.
Authoritative speakers, experts, professional figures and leading thinkers will help us reflect on how digital technology can still transform our work, supporting and encouraging the creation of a national network that is rich in shared and innovative ideas, projects and activities. Among them: Alessandro Bollo of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo; James Davis of Google Art Project; Luca De Biase, journalist; Antonella Di Lazzaro of Twitter Italia; Ezra Konvitz, Co-Founder of Art Stack; DavePatten, from London Science Museum; Kati Price, from Victoria & Albert Museum; Conxa Rodà, from Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya; Marina Rotondo from Palazzo Grassi; blogger Francesco Russo; Lia Barcellona Tamborra of Museum Hack; Rebecca Taylor of FITZ & CO; the group behind MUD Museo Digitale; and Prisca Cupellini, online communication manager of the MAXXI museum and curator of the whole conference.
An integral part of Digital Think-In is also the call for proposals #DITcall, open until September 30, and addressed to all the Italian museums and cultural institutions who want to nominate their digital projects related to cultural, promotional and educational activities. Projects can be submitted here and those selected will be presented during the day of the conference.
Last but not least, a couple of notes that regard us in a closer way: #svegliamuseo will organize one of the workshop that will take place during the conference (whose official program will be online by the end of September), anche we are starting to set everything up for the Roman edition of #drinkingaboutmuseums, after a great experience in Milano at the end of July. More updates will follow – stay tuned! (If you wish to subscribe to the Digital Think-In conference, early bird rate is active until the end of September > all information here)