Museums in short

EMA- European Museum Academy,Fondazione Brescia Musei and Cinema Nuovo Eden, musil – Museum  of Industry and Labour, in collaboration with ICOM Italia, promote Museums in Short, an international contest for short videos related to museums.

Short films are a valuable instrument for disseminating museums’ contents in an engaging and direct way. Launched in 2012, Museums in Short aims at enhancing the public awareness of the museums' role in the innovative video production.

Composed by experts and professionals in the domain of museums and video production, the commission will select the finalists and the winner.

 

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EMA – European Museum Academy 
www.europeanmuseumacademy.eu

The European Museum Academy was established on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the loss of the distinguished museologist Kenneth Hudson (1916-1999) by a group of professionals active in the museum field and the cultural sector in general.
EMA is engaged in developing researches in the field of museum innovation, stimulating new ideas and experiences and offering its services as an incubator for new talents and new programmes in order to improve the quality of museum services and of the museological discourse at the European level. The academy identifies in museums a relevant tool to face socio-economic and cultural challenges in contemporary society and stresses the role of the modern museum as a meeting place and as a most promising forum for the development of scientific debate, creativity, social cohesion and cultural dialogue.

 

Fondazione Brescia Musei
www.bresciamusei.com

Fondazione Brescia Musei is one of the first management projects in Italy, which deals with a huge and articulated cultural program: its aim is to enhance the monumental and artistic heritage of the city of Brescia and its territory.
Brescia Musei manages a rich museum system with a high educational and ethic value.
Fondazione Brescia Musei also manages the Nuovo Eden, a cinema placed in the Carmine quarter in Brescia. The cinema is a prestigious project which has positively transformed the social relationships existing in the area before: through its unifying experience it has contributed in inverting the degradation process of this area, one of the most beautiful and ancient of the city.
The cinema proposes d’essai films, contemporary and independent cinema, but also meetings with cinema protagonists, special revues, short films festivals and works of young up-and-coming directors.

 

musil – museo dell’industria e del lavoro, Brescia
www.musilbrescia.it

The musil - museum of industry and labour of Brescia is housed in three locations: the museum of hydroelectricity in Cedegolo (Camonica Valley), the museum of iron in San Bartolomeo (Brescia) and the museum of cinema and cartoons with open storage in Rodengo Saiano (not far from Brescia). These museums aim to tell the story of Italian industrialization through original artifacts from all the main sectors (printing, cinema, communication technology, mechanics, textile, leather, food, etc.) and biographies of women and men at work. The impact of industry on society is outlined by showing consumption, everyday life and territory in the industrial age. This unique heritage includes posters, photos, videos and machines. Musil tries also to document the many facets of contemporary work, supporting scientific research and artistic explorations related to technological world and material culture.

 

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ICOM Italia
www.icom-italia.org

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is the only international organisation representing museums and museum professionals. Since 1946, ICOM has assisted members of the museum community in their mission to preserve, conserve and share cultural heritage. ICOM also takes advice from institutional partners to achieve its objectives. ICOM is governed in an inclusive and hierarchical manner, on an international level.  The organisation gathers more than 35,000 members and is made up of National Committees, which represent 136 countries and territories, and International Committees, which gather experts in museum specialties worldwide. ICOM Secretariat is situated at UNESCO House, Paris, France.