Museums in Short is an audiovisual platform and an international award dedicated to short videos realized by museums. It is promoted by musil – museum of industry and labour of Brescia, in collaboration with EMA - European Museum Academy, FSK - Forum Slavic Cultures and LABA.
This year, 32 museums’ videos have been gathered in a freely accessible online platform: www.museumsinshort.eu.
The international jury awarded the video Vladimir Makuc, Man Who Loved Birds by the Galerija Božidar Jakac – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Kostanjevica na Krki, Slovenia).
The award-winning video will also have the honor to be part of The Best in Heritage, the conference that every September in Dubrovnik brings together the winners of awards for museums and cultural sites from around the world.
Special Mentions of the Jury for “The Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart” (Uherský Brod, Czech Republic) and “A Symbol of Time – Sydney Observatory” (Sydney, Australia).
The most voted video by the popular jury was "60 years Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Short stories, important moments" from the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece).
Jury of Museums in Short:
René Capovin - musil – museum of industry and labour, Brescia
Andrea Gentili – LABA – Academic of Arts
Kostis Kalapothakis - Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, Athens
Massimo Negri - EMA - European Museum Academy, Den Haag
Andreja Rihter - FSK - Forum of Slavic Cultures, Lubjana
Elia Vlachou - Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Athens
The jury recognized in this work a successful interplay of art and world, echoed by a delicate interweaving of visual and sound. In this case, «short» is not paired with «fast»: paintings and drawings appear and disappear in a slow oscillation, rhythmed by the life of a quiet world without words. Verbal comment would be redundant in a speaking fully encapsulated in footage and music.
This video opens a space between didactical support and autistic attitude, creating a poetic dialogue with the work and the world of «the man who loved birds».