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Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome / Studio Odile Decq - 2007 - Rome - Italy
Received: 1 March 2014
From the architect. The high-gloss roof of Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art was conceived by Odile Decq as a promenade linking the late 19th-century surroundings to the enigma of presentday art. Her design crowns the existing building, the old Peroni beer brewery, with a roof terrace that gives visitors the chance to see the city from a new viewpoint.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/476869/museum-of-contempo...

Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic - 2014 - Santiago de Chile
Received: 1 March 2014
The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, located in downtown Santiago, Chile has just received an expansion of 70% that has allowed it to increase display areas, storage space and its conservation laboratories. Due to an investment of $17 million and a long-term alliance between BHP Billiton and Minera Escondida, the Museum was able to renew its facilities and open its doors to the public this month after 2 years of construction.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/471285/renovation-of-the-...

Danish Maritime Museum / BIG, by Hufton + Crow - Helsingor - Denmark
Received: 1 March 2014
The talented photographers of Hufton + Crow have shared with us their visual archive of Bjarke Ingels’ recently completed Danish Maritime Museum. Built within the crevasse of a dry dock in the historic surrounds of Helsingor’s Kronborg Castle, the subterranean museum is visible only as an imprint of a ship. By looping the museum around the dock’s 60-year-old walls, Ingles was able to preserve the heritage structure while transforming it into a courtyard that provides daylight deep into the heart of the museum.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/474341/danish-maritime-mu...

FRAC Bretagne Museum / Studio Odile Decq
Received: 1 March 2014
The new building for the FRAC is the first of new contemporary art museums to be realized in France. It combines the main functions of conservation, exhibiting as well as diffusion of knowledge about art throughout a library, a conference room and educational services. The main façade offers a silent setting in respect to Nemours art work installed in front of the FRAC, but, inside, the building reveals itself in an unexpected complexity, catching the visitor by the strength full and sensual expression of the vertical void running over the entire building’s height.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/476810/frac-bretagne-muse...

Juice Architects Propose Offshore Visitor Centre for Swansea Bay - 2018 - Swansea - United Kingdom
Received: 1 March 2014
London based practice Juice Architects has unveiled designs for an offshore visitor centre as part of the proposed tidal lagoon for Swansea Bay, Wales. A series of overlapping shells are sculpted to form a bowl like structure, providing shelter from the wind and waves of the Welsh coast. Sat on a manmade island platform at the end of a collection of land piers, the building will act as a cultural and educational base housing public galleries, a café, a lecture theatre and exhibition space with working turbine propellors visible through the the ground floor gallery. As an entirely self sufficient building all energy will be captured from renewable sources.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/475306/offshore-visitor-c...

Dingli Sculpture Art Museum / ATR Atelier - 2013 - Quanzhou - Fujian - China
Received: 2 March 2014
From the architect. Chongwu ancient town was built in 1387, the best preserved ancient stone city in China. It locates about 30 minutes drive away from Quanzhou city of Fujian province.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/478734/dingli-sculpture-a...

Niyang River Visitor Center / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects - 2009- Nyingchi, Xizang (Tibet), China
Received: 2 March 2014
From the architect. Mirui Road is a tourist road that meets Highway 318 connecting Tibet and Sichuan province. This road meanders southwards along the Niyang River. Within this 20km distance to the Brahmaptra Canyon, the specific terrain and landscape of Niyang River can be enjoyed from the road. Daze Village was chosen to be the entrance to this tourist attraction. There is little land left for further development in this village, therefore the river beach along the road was the only choice for the site of a tourist center.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/480334/niyang-river-visit...

Castillo De La Luz Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Received: 2 March 2014
From the architect. The Castillo de la Luz is for the city of Las Palmas not only one of the most significant buildings of its architectural heritage, but a witness to the historical memory of the archipelago. Its location on the Isleta, the point of arrival of the Castilian fleets since the fifteenth century when the first fortification was founded, was the reason for its existence and its defensive role until the nineteenth century. The passage of time has not only significantly affected its use and conservation, but also its immediate environment: the ancient fortress on the coast that was surrounded by water at high tide, is today surrounded by the buildings of Puerto de la Luz and the advancement of the city to the Isleta.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/480322/castillo-de-la-luz...

Musée à vendre pour cause de faillite: Herbert Foundation and mumok in dialogue - Austria
Received: 17 March 2014
The Annick and Anton Herbert Collection is one of the most significant private collections of contemporary art in Europe. The Belgian couple began to purchase art in the wake of the political and social upheavals of the 1968 movement. They were fascinated by those developments that promoted new concepts of art and the artwork—parallel to contemporary endeavors for social renewal. The Herberts bought important works by American and European representatives of Minimal Art and Conceptual Art, including Carl Andre, Art & Language, Marcel Broodthaers, Hanne Darboven, Dan Graham, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gerhard Richter, Niele Toroni, and Lawrence Weiner. As from the mid-1980s, with works by Martin Kippenberger, Franz West, and Mike Kelley, key figures from a next generation were added to the collection. The last artist to join so far was Heimo Zobernig.
+info: http://artdaily.com/news/68447/Mus-e--agrave--vend...

Exhibition on forgotten basketball history- New-York Historical Society- New York state - USA - 14 March - 20 July 2014
Received: 17 March 2014
A new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society celebrates a forgotten era in sports history. On view from March 14 through July 20, 2014, The Black Fives explores the pioneering African-American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated.
+info: http://artdaily.com/news/68801/Rediscover-forgotte...

The British Museum presents its first major exhibition on Vikings in over 30 years- London - United Kingdom - 20 March - 22 June 2014
Received: 17 March 2014
The Vikings are renowned as bloodthirsty warriors, but a new exhibition at the British Museum aims to show the cultural achievements and trading skills that spread their influence far and wide. "Vikings: Life and Legend", which opens on Thursday and runs until June 22, seeks to go beyond the stereotypical image of terrifying bearded axemen, raping and pillaging their way around Europe between the ninth and 11th centuries.
+info: http://artdaily.com/news/68563/The-British-Museum-...

MUSEX Platform of collaboration for cultural institutions
Received: 21 March 2014
mUseX è una piattaforma che mette in relazione i musei e le istituzioni culturali aperte al pubblico con i propri visitatori. Questi ultimi testimoniano e recensiscono le proprie esperienze di visita condividendole con le istituzioni che le possono usare per implementare i servizi offerti o proporne di nuovi. Il progetto si basa su un’idea di collaborazione creativa secondo le logiche proprie dell’“experience co-design” e del design partecipato. Non soltanto incontro tra fruitori di un’esperienza culturale (e tra loro e le istituzioni culturali), ma design partecipato di quelle stesse esperienze.
L’offerta integrata delle risorse culturali è in grado di generare impatti economici diretti e indiretti che derivano dal fatto che il sistema che si sviluppa intorno al patrimonio – nella sua accezione allargata – accresce la competitività di un territorio rendendolo capace di attrarre risorse umane e finanziarie, incrementando i flussi turistici e l’insediamento di attività produttive.
+info: http://www.che-fare.com/progetti-approvati/musex/...

SCAM ALERT: Fake certificates of authenticity and fake "Laissez-passer ICOM-UNESCO"
Received: 26 March 2014
UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) have been alerted to an online scam offering fake certificates of authenticity and a “Laissez-passer ICOM-UNESCO”. These fraudulent websites, claim to provide certificates of authenticity permitting the unrestricted import and export of African cultural heritage in return for a fee.
This fee is then, according to these websites, shared between UNESCO, ICOM, the national museums and the Ministries of Arts and Culture in the country in question. THIS IS NOT TRUE.
Art collectors and tourists (notably in the West African region) are falling victim in relation to this scam.
UNESCO and ICOM encourage the exercise of vigilance when taking part in transactions involving cultural heritage property, in particular African artifacts.
+info: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single...

Especialización en Conservación Preventiva en Museos y Exposiciones - Universidad de Alcala - Espana - Fecha limite: 20 de Junio de 2014
Received: 26 March 2014
El curso online de Especialización en Conservación Preventiva en Museos y Exposiciones está gestionado por la plataforma de enseñanza virtual Liceus, organizado por el Departamento de Arquitectura de la Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Alcalá y dirigido por D. Javier Rivera Blanco.
+info: http://formacion.liceus.com/publica/conservacion_p...

Secrets from the Tomb: The hunt for Chicago's mummies - USA
Received: 7 April 2014
Who would have thought the ancient dead could actually break news But that’s exactly what happened when I embarked on my hunt for Chicago’s mummies. The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) invited me to tag along in February as they took their two mummies, Paankhenamun and Wenuhotep, to be scanned at the University of Chicago.
+info: http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2014-03/sec...

Spain's National Archaeological Museum opens after six-year renovation
Received: 7 April 2014
Spain's National Archaeological Museum reopened to the public on Tuesday after a massive six-year overhaul that aims to offer a state-of-the-art space for its collection of ancient artefacts.
The redesign of one of Madrid's largest museums, housing items from prehistoric times until the 19th century, began in 2008 and cost EUR 65.2 million (USD 89.8 million).
It has incorporated new audiovisual displays, maps and graphic panels to give greater context to the objects on display, which include Greek vases, Roman mosaics and ancient sacred artefacts.
The collection is spread around two interior courtyards now bathed in natural light thanks to new larger windows.
In the first room visitors will be greeted be two giant walls of images projected onto 350 small screens.
+info: http://www.expatica.com/es/news/spanish-news/Spain...

Perez Art Museum / Herzog & de Meuron - 2013 - Miami - Florida - USA
Received: 9 April 2014
The new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is located in Museum Park, part of the redeveloping downtown waterfront on Biscayne Bay. Its direct neighbours are the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and a major freeway, connecting mainland Miami with Miami Beach. Simultaneously oriented towards the park, the water and the city, the new PAMM is an open and inviting structure from all sides alike.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/493736/perez-art-museum-h...

Museum of the Fangshang Geopark / BIAD - 2009 - Fangshan - Beijing - China
Received: 10 April 2014
From the architect. The most basic meaning of the word “nature” is two-fold. In ancient Greece, “nature” referred to the inherent characteristics of growth and movement in everything. On the other hand, “nature” was regarded by ancient Chinese sages as a “Tao” intrinsically followed by everything, including humans, representing the characteristics grown and developed internally rather than being forced upon externally. Nature stands for the unity of time and space that, by following its own way of evolution, enjoys continuous development, and forms an organic whole based on self-organized evolution.
+info: http://www.archdaily.com/494214/museum-of-the-fang...

« Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial » : la Belle endormie accueille son CIAP (Centre d'interprétation de l'architecture et du patrimoine) - France
Received: 10 April 2014
La ville, inscrite au Patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco et reconnue Ville d’art et d’histoire par le ministère de la Culture pour la qualité et la richesse de son patrimoine architectural, vient de se doter d’un nouvel équipement : un Centre d’Interprétation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (CIAP), à la fois lieu d’exposition et d’information.
+info: http://patrimoine-environnement.fr/bordeaux-patrim...

Ancient Crimean gold caught in legal limbo
Received: 10 April 2014
Scythian gold and other rare artefacts from Crimea on loan to an Amsterdam museum are in legal limbo after Russia’s annexation of the peninsula. The archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam has asked the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs for advice and is consulting lawyers about the artefacts, which were due to return to Ukraine when a touring exhibition now at the Allard Pierson Museum closes.
+info: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ancient-Cr...

Viking Adventures from the British Museum to screen at cinemas across the United Kingdom
Received: 15 April 2014
At 7pm on Thursday 24 April the British Museum will present Vikings Live from the British Museum, supported by BP, to just under 400 cinemas across the UK. Vikings Live will offer cinema audiences an exclusive live guided tour of the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend, the British Museum’s first major exhibition on the Vikings in over 30 years.
+info: http://artdaily.com/news/69437/Viking-Adventures-f...

Job Offer - Furniture Conservator (London)
Received: 16 April 2014
Arts and Heritage Recruitment places temporary and full time staff in museums, galleries and other arts related entities.
We are currently looking for a full time Furniture Conservator to work for a highly prestigious conservation company based in south London. The company has a large number of very special clients including world class museums, auction houses, galleries and private collectors…
+info: http://www.devonshire.co.uk/vacancies/vacancy-furn...

Job Offers - Senior Metalwork Conservator (London)
Received: 16 April 2014
Arts and Heritage Recruitment places temporary and full time staff in museums, galleries and other arts related entities.
We are currently looking for a full time Senior Metalwork Conservator to work for a highly prestigious conservation company based in south London. The company has a large number of very special clients including world class museums, auction houses, galleries and private collectors…
+info: http://www.devonshire.co.uk/vacancies/vacancy-seni...

 

 

Agenda 
 

2014

March

Exposition: Experiment Life - Gabonionta. The oldest fossils of macroscopic multicellular life
12 March 2014 - 30 June 2014.  Vienna. Spain
Organitation: The Natural History Museum in Vienna
+info: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/exhibitions/special_e...

April

Exhibition "Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs"
2 April 2014 - 4 January 2014.  New York City. United States of America
Organitation: American Museum of Natural History
+info: http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/current-exhibition...

Curso On-line - Interacciones de calidad: La experiencia educativa del museo
11 April 2014 - 23 May 2014. 
Profesor: Ricardo Rubiales
Organitation: Fundación ILAM
Contact: info@talleresilam.org
+info: http://www.ilam.org/index.php/es/talleres/proximo-...

Exhibition - Lost Kingdoms - Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century
14 April 2014 - 27 July 2014.  New York City. United States of America
Organitation: Metropolitan Museum of Art
+info: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014...

May

2nd International Congress on Education and Accessibility: Museums and Heritage "With all sense: Towards social inclusion on equal terms"
2-4 May 2014.  Huesca. Spain
Organitation: Master in Museums
Contact: Education and Comunication of the University of Zaragoza.
Deadline: eventos@mastermuseos.es
+info: http://conintedac14.mastermuseos.es/en/...

Summer Heritage and Museums Courses
9 May 2014 - 2 August 2014.  Victoria. Australia
Organitation: University of Victoria
Contact: crmcoord@uvic.ca
+info: http://secure.campaigner.com/Campaigner/Public/t.s...

International Conference on Heritage Interpretation and Tourism "Enhancing the tourist's experience and benefitting host communities"
10-13 May 2014.  Primošten. Croatia
Organitation: Interpret Europe - European Association for Heritage Interpretation
Contact: mail@interpret-europe.net
Deadline: 31/12/2013
+info: http://www.interpret-europe.net/top/whats-on/event...

Université d'été 2014, la ville et le musée : les nouveaux enjeux territoriaux
11-17 May 2014.  Québec. Canada
Organitation: Université d’été organisée conjointement par le CÉLAT
Contact: Celia.Forget@celat.ulaval.ca
+info: http://www.celat.ulaval.ca/ page_id=3588...

WFFM 2014 - XVth World Congress of the World Federation of Friends of Museums
15-18 May 2014.  Berlin. Germany
Organitation: German Federation of Friends of Museums of Fine Arts (GFFM)
Contact: info@artundimage.de
+info: http://www.wffm2014berlin.com/...

June

Innovate Heritage Internacional Conference
6-8 June 2014.  Berlin. Germany
Organitation: World Heritage Studies programme at Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany
Contact: innovateheritage@gmail.com
Deadline: 31/01/2014
+info: http://innovateheritage.com/...

Curso online - Planificación Estratégica para museos y otras organizaciones culturales
6 June 2014 - 18 July 2014. 
Profesores: Claudio Gómez y Cecilia Jaña
Organitation: Fundación ILAM
Contact: info@talleresilam.org
+info: http://www.ilam.org/index.php/es/talleres/proximo-...

XV Universeum Meeting
12-14 June 2014.  Hamburg. Belgium
Organitation: UNIVERSIUM European network in collaboration with University of Hamburg
Contact: secretary@universeum.it
+info: http://www.universeum.it/...

17ème édition des Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins « Lumière et couleurs »
14-15 June 2014.  France
Organitation: Patrimoine-Environnement, les Architectes du Patrimoine, la CAPEB (Confédération de l’Artisanat et des Petites Entreprises du Bâtiment), l’association Maisons Paysannes de France et la Fédération des musées d’agriculture et du patrimoine rural (AFMA). Depuis 2006, la FFAM – Fédération Française des Associations de sauvegarde des Moulins
Contact: journeedesmoulins@moulinsdefrance.org
Deadline: 15/04/2014
+info: http://patrimoine-environnement.fr/nos-actions/con...

Formation continue conservation-restauration : Support et soclage des biens culturels en 3 dimensions
17-18 June 2014.  Neuchâtel. Switzerland
Organitation: Haute école de Conservation-restauration Arc
Contact: conservation-restauration@he-arc.ch
Deadline: 07/06/2014
+info: http://conservation-restauration.he-arc.ch/cor-for...

I Jornadas Latinoamericanas "Patrimonio e Inclusión"
17-19 June 2014.  Posadas, Misiones. Argentina
Organitation: ICOMOS Argentina y UNaM Universidad Nacional de Misiones
Contact: patrimonioeinclusion@gmail.com
Deadline: 10/05/2014
+info: http://patrimonioeinclusion.unam.edu.ar/...

International Conference ‘New Approaches to Heritage Ethics: Interdisciplinary conversations on crime, conflicts and rights in relation to heritage’
23-24 June 2014.  Canterbury. New Zealand
Organitation: Centre for Heritage at Kent
Contact: s.labadi@kent.ac.uk
Deadline: 03/02/2014
+info: http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/researchcentres/centre-...

July

Heritage Training Courses "Leading practice in museum and heritage place education"
7-11 July 2014.  Canberra. Australia
Organitation: Australian National University’s Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts
Contact: sandy.blair@anu.edu.au
+info: http://ippha.anu.edu.au/events/leading-practice-mu...

August

XXXIII Scientific Instrument Symposium "New Views on Old Instruments"
25-29 August 2014.  Tartu. Estonia
Organitation: Scientific Instrument Commission (SIC) in collaboration with the University of Tartu Museum
Contact: Janet Laidla
Deadline: janet.laidla@ut.ee
+info: http://sic2014.ut.ee/...

September

2nd International Conference on Ecomuseums, Community Museums and Living Communitites
3-5 September 2014.  Montalegre. Portugal
Organitation: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development and Newcastle University
Contact: ecomuseums2014@greenlines-institute.org
Deadline: 31/12/2013
+info: http://ecomuseums2014.greenlines-institute.org/ec2...

ICMS annual meeting on "Implementing & Maintaining Security & Safety at Cultural Institutions With Fewer or Limited Financial Resources Today and in the Future”
8-12 September 2014.  Copenhagen. Denmark
Organitation: ICOM International Committee for Museum Security (ICMS)
Contact: ICMS2014@smk.dk
Deadline: 01/05/2014
+info: http://network.icom.museum/icms/events/icms-annual...

October

X Congreso "Qué y cómo exponer en museos y espacios patrimoniales"
23-24 October 2014.  Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa. Spain
Organitation: Universidad del País Vasco
Contact: actividades.oiasso@irun.org
Deadline: 12/05/2014
+info: http://www.irun.org/oiasso/home.aspx tabId=1020...

II Congreso Internacional de Educación patrimonial "Reflexionar desde las experiencias"
28-31 October 2014.  Madrid. Spain
Organitation: El Observatorio de Educación Patrimonial en España en colaboración con la Universidad de Valladolid y la Universidad del País Vasco
Contact: saraoepe@mpc.uva.es
Deadline: 30/05/2014
+info: http://www.oepe.es/congreso...

December

International Roundtable “Another Brick in the Wall Critical Approaches to Heritage Education”
2-4 December 2014.  Canberra. Australia
Organitation: 2nd biannual conference of the Association for Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS); Roundtable Organiser is the Working Group Theory and Teaching of Heritage Con-servation c/o Bauhaus-Universitaet Weimar, Germany
Contact: kerstin.stamm@gmx.net
Deadline: 01/06/2014
+info: http://conferences.criticalheritagestudies.org/sit...

 

 

Publications
 

Revista digital del Sistema Nacional de Museos de Venezuela
ISSN: 224-8535\r\nInstituto de las Artes de la Imagen y el EspacioPublished: 2014
Museos.ve es una revista digital especializada en Museología, editada por el Sistema Nacional de Museos de Venezuela. La revista Museos.ve es un espacio virtual de encuentro para los profesionales que laboran en el área museística venezolana.
Su objetivo fundamental es difundir las experiencias que surgen de la dinámica del museo y los procesos que constituyen su razón de ser: conservar, investigar, comunicar y exhibir el patrimonio cultural y natural de la nación.
+info: http://issuu.com/museosdevzla...

Manual de creación y desarrollo de museos comunitarios
Autores: Cuauhtémoc Camarena y Teresa Morales con colaboraciones de Silvia Arze y Jennifer Shephard\r\nISBN: 978-99954-0-707-0Published: 2009
La intención es ofrecer una serie de temas de reflexión que permitan a cada comunidad diseñar los pasos que son más congruentes con su propia realidad. Comprende una introducción, una sección acerca del proceso de creación del museo comunitario y otra sobre el desarrollo de un museo existente. La sección acerca de la creación del museo enfatiza los pasos iniciales, y está enfocada a sentar las bases sociales del museo a través de procesos amplios de consulta. También resume métodos para la creación de exposiciones que buscan recoger la visión propia de la comunidad a través de procesos participativos.
+info: http://mediacionartistica.files.wordpress.com/2014...

 
 
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