Crowdfunding again? This term, as others related to digital in the cultural field, is likely to become the classic “buzzword”, the magic word that is believed to be a solution to all kinds of economic problems of cultural institutions, which are increasingly looking for new forms of funding to support programs and projects.
Not long ago, the Spy Museum in Washington DC hosted a meeting focused around Kickstarter, a website aiming to raise money and build “vibrant communities” around creative projects. The meeting, titled “The Ups and Downs of a Great Kickstarter, What Works and What Doesn’t?”, saw the presence among others of Stephanie Pereira, Kickstarter’s Art Program Director, to whom we are indebted for an overview of projects related to the cultural and museum sector.
As I was lucky enough to attend the meeting, here’s my recap, #svegliamuseoontour style!
About a month ago we had a chat with Paolo Cavallotti, Chief of Internet and Interactive Media of the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan.
Result of our intense conversation, is the long interview below. I won’t start talking about the Museum and in how many ways this marvelous institution leads the way in using digital media in our country. Paolo’s words deserve all of your attention as he has been direct, honest and realistic, just as we like! We hope that you will like what he said as well and that it will serve as inspiration for those institutions that still think that a media department in a museum might be an unnecessary frill.