musil – Museumof Industry and Labour, EMA- European Museum Academy, Fondazione Brescia Musei, in collaboration with Forum of Slavic Cultures and ICOM Italia, promote Museums in Short, an international contest for short videos related to museums.
App, games, films… today museums’ multimedia projects can have many forms. Nevertheless, short videos appear the most common option: conceived as visual exhibit or promotional content, short videos are a sort of common denominator, in the real life of contemporary museums.
Museums in Short is a European contest and an archive for short videos realized produced by/for/with museums.
Launched in 2012, Museums in Short awards are presented to institutions, authors or producers who use videos to enhance museum communication and engage audiences. Projects may include documentaries, animations, trailers and visual installations.
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musil – museo dell’industria e del lavoro, Brescia
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.
EMA – European Museum Academy
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
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.
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Forum of Slavic Cultures
The Forum of Slavic Cultures is an international foundation, a non-profit and non-government organization, whose idea emerged in the cultural circles at the turn of the 21th century. The FSC was officially founded in 2004, and the founding member states were Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Slovenia and Serbia and Montenegro.
The central commitment of the Foundation is implementation of joint cultural, educational and research projects that promote Slavic cultural heritage and creativity. It maintains and revitalises Slavic cultural identity by receiving and financing initiatives for cultural projects and cultural tourism, exchanges and visits from all Slavic countries and by actively identifying suitable partners within them. It organises festivals, exhibitions, conferences, concerts and other events representing Slavic cultural heritage and creativity.
By organising events aimed at both specific expert and the wider public, FSC represents Slavic cultural creativity and builds Slavic identity. Its literary and translation projects promote and build Slavic literary creativity, its diverse cooperation projects integrate the knowledge on cultural heritage and arts, and its grant projects support education programmes, but first and foremost FSC creates opportunities for presentation and promotion of Slavic heritage in the international arena. With this in mind, FSC proposes and finances initiatives for cultural projects and cultural tourism, exchanges and visiting appearances by and between Slavic and non-Slavic countries while building an intercultural dialogue by seeking and involving like-minded partners.
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.