2020 ONLINE EDITION

In this newsletter we bring you six new interviews with award winners coming from France, United Kingdom, China, Italy, United States and Switzerland. It is both the quality of these projects and shared concern for public good that bring such varied achievements all on the same stage: a teaching initiative, a costume festival, young musicians’ assistance programme, museum of social and cultural effects of communication, and, from the IMAGINES portion, application of augmented reality in recreations of 1969 Apollo 11 mission, and the D-day.

Our interviewers/members of jury cover a variety of museum and heritage projects, topics and time zones to learn more about these cases of high-level professionalism. The talks deliver a diverse selection for all interested in best practices and innovations in the wide field of cultural heritage and public memory. Enjoy the programme and stay tuned for fresh releases coming up regularly on YouTube, with one new IMAGINES and two new core programme interviews weekly!

 

The Le Dimore del Quartetto project connects young string quartets with the owners of historic houses. It won the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2019 in the catogory Education, Training and Awareness-Raising, so the founder Francesca Moncada explains the success of this initiative in a talk with Corey Timpson.

Adam Corsini is joined by Rick King, Head of Marketing for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and Mark Philip, Creative Director at Digitas, for a talk about the JFK Moonshot project, a fully-synchronized augmented reality re-creation of Apollo 11 mission from 1969. It won the Shorty Social Good Award 2019 in the category Arts & Culture.

Kate Fellows, Head of Learning and Access at Leeds Museums and Galleries talked with Corey Timpson about the Leeds Curriculum project that won the Museums+Heritage Educational Initiative of the Year 2019. It provides primary teachers with the resources they need to teach using a place-based, local approach.

In this talk Carina Jaatinen talks about the Hanfu traditional Chinese costume festival in Hangzhou with Zhao Feng, Director of the Chinese National Silk Museum. It received the Most Innovative Museums in China Award in 2019, given out by the Chinese Museums Association each year.

Magali Mallet, Director of the Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, talks to Adam Corsini about their HistoPad project, which won the AVICOM Augmented Reality Gold Prize in 2019. It offers a spectacular immersion in the key moments of D-Day. 

Corey Timpson talks to Christian Rohner, Head of Exhibitions and Digital at the Museum of Communication, winner of the Council of Europe Museum Prize in 2019 for the creative way it promotes media literacy in the service of responsible citizenship.

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