16 August 2015

The APP of the Museo Novecento has been awarded

Over 20,000 multimedia contents available to visitors

The Municipality of Florence is also among the six winners of the Smart Communities Award, awarded during the inaugural event of Smau Firenze – Toscana Technologica. Two award-winning projects, the Novecento Museum App and the ‘Mobile School’ app.

Thanks to the software installed on the tablets present at the Museum – the rental cost is € 5.00 per person, € 4.00 for two or more people – visitors have access to a real virtual exhibition of multimedia content: 20,000 objects between texts, photos, audio and video, with translations in six languages.

In line with the specific interdisciplinary approach on the basis of which the museum project of the Museo Novecento was built, the application on multimedia supports also aims to expand, thanks to a hypertextual approach, the boundaries of the museum, which is increasingly offered as knowledge and experience device.

The application has been structured on a double possibility of navigation: under the title “Inside the works” specific in-depth sheets are collected on the most significant works present in each section of the museum, alongside these are the numerous additional contents present in “Inside il Novecento “where documents, period photographs, television interviews, magazines and literary passages are presented, but also documentary videos specially produced for the museum, which try to contextualize the works on display by broadening the visitor’s gaze on the historical and artistic context in which visual works were made.

The complexity of the contents is combined with technological innovation: it will soon be possible to navigate through the various materials with the support of a localization system which, thanks to the installation of beacons, located in the various rooms of the museum, will allow to detect the position of the visitor, automatically referring him to the contents relating to the museum section in which he is located.

The various materials, collected with the contribution of the museum’s various scientific consultants, artists and collectors, were generously granted by the numerous bodies that contributed to the creation of the museum, including the Giorgini Archive, the State Archives of Florence, The National Central Library of Florence, the Poltronova Study Center, the Giovanni Michelucci Foundation, the Primo Conti Onlus Foundation and Museum, the GPViesseux Scientific Literary Cabinet, the Istituto Luce, Rai teche, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Tempo Reale Foundation , Center for Research, Production and Music Education.