musil – Museum of Industry and Labour, in collaboration with EMA - European Museum Academy, Forum of Slavic Cultures and LABA - Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, promotes 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 with Fondazione Brescia Musei and Cinema Nuove Eden, 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.
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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.
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.
LABA - Libera Accademia di Belle Arti