The App of the Museo Novecento was a success!

16 July 2015

More than 20.000 multimedia contents available for visitors.

The Comune of Florence, too, is among the six winners of the Smart Communities Prize, awarded during the inaugural event of Smau Firenze – Toscana Technologica. Two were the projects awarded, that is, the App of the Museo Novecento and the App “Scuola Mobile”. Thanks to the software installed on the tablets available in the museum – the cost to rent them is of € 5,00 per person, € 4,00 for two people or more – visitors can enjoy a true virtual presentation of multimedia contents: 20.000 items including texts, photos, audios and videos, with translations in six different languages.

Following the inter-disciplinary approach the plan of the museum is founded on, the app on the multimedia equipment is also aiming at expanding, through a hyper-textual approach, the limits of the museum, that is more and more a source of knowledge and experiences.

The app is organized on a dual possibility of navigation: specific files examining in depth the most significant works in each section of the museum are available under the title “Inside the Works”. In addition to this, extra information is available under “Inside the Twentieth Century”, with documents and photos of the time, television interviews, magazines and literary pieces, but also documentaries produced for the museum, contextualizing the works on display and immersing the visitor into the historical and artistic context the works stemmed from.

The varied materials, collected with the contribution of the museum’s several scientific consultants, were generously donated by many institutions taking part in the creation of the museum itself, among which the Archivio Giorgini, the Archivio di stato di Firenze, the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, the Centro Studi Poltronova, the Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci, the Fondazione and Museo Primo Conti Onlus, the Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario G.P.Viesseux, the Istituto Luce, Rai teche, the Fondazione Teatro del Maggio musicale Fiorentino and Tempo Reale, Centro di ricerca, Produzione e Didattica musicale.