Museums, publics, technologies

12 e 13 dicembre 2016

Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 December

Museums, publics, technologies

Training days

According to the project Museums and Eco-museums systems projects promoted and supported by Regione Toscana, on December 12-13, Fiesole museums, Fondazione Primo Conti, Museo degli Innocenti and Mus.e – Musei Civici Fiorentini will offer two conference days on the topic Museums, publics, technologiesorganized by Museo Novecento that will host artists, curators, professors and experts trying to elaborate and execute alternative models to museum design, to educate on art relation with technologies and cultural mediation.

The program will include four different macro topics:

  • Museums and audience: which one to tell?
  • Education as artistic practice
  • Cultural heritage between public and technologies
  • Practices and methods for museum mediation

These days will be addressed to academics, curators and museum operators, artists and experts that work both on the territory and nationally. They will help consolidate a network for regional action and already existing collaborations between Musei Civici Fiorentini and local and national institutions.

As a research and education platform, these work sessions are thought to represent a common interest, and offer a chance to update museums’ operators.



Monday December 12, 2016


9.30am-1pm: Session I

9.30am Registration

10am Institutional greetings

Panel: Museums and audience: which one to tell?

Museums are considered the starting point and places for an informal education: teachers, experts and academics will discuss on contemporary museums and their social and political role. The discussion will highlight the different involvements and relations between the audience and the opera.  

3-6pm: Session II

Panel: Education as artistic practice

The meeting between practical and artistic mediation is the focus of the reflection of some contemporary artists that interpret their research as a unique practice of exchange and participation.

Tuesday December 13, 2016

9am-1pm: Session III

9am Registration

Panel: Cultural heritage between publics and technologies

According to a sensitivity that is inevitably influenced by cognitive methods related to the persuasive use of different technologies and devices, the meeting aims at opening a discussion on those technological proposals that lead to innovative interpretations of the heritage. The discussion will involve experts and leading industries that will help examine how the new technologies may be used for the heritage fruition, even for different target audiences.

11.30am Case studies: 5 senses technologies

 3-6pm: Session IV

Panel: Practices and methods for museum meditation

Starting from their direct experience, the education departments of several Italian museums and institutions will discuss new methods and practices as well as the role of artists inside the museum mediation, the value of training for mediators and the tools and the examples of good education practices.

5pm Case studies