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Looking inside the “Cabinet” twenty-one years after – S.E. Weil ICOM MEMORIAL LECTURES 2016

In September, this year, the international meeting of museum professionals will renew at the 25th ICOM General Conference in Kyoto. Among the various sessions, to my personal point of view, the ones who are paramount interesting are the memorial lectures and above all the one in memory of Stephen E. Weil . The long-term sight and the sharpness of his thought and analysis I try to summarise in my speech at the general conference in Milan 2016. Here you can read the text.


Art and Neuroscience

I admit […] to have faced the cover of the book with the anguish of being in front of an incomprehensible text of a Nobel Prize, full of formulas and technical terms. This fear, however, has already left me on the first page: Kandel, like the real deep experts, expresses himself with simplicity, making the most complex mechanisms of our brain comprehensible and clear. >>
Here you can find the review in Italian made by Dr. Maria Cristina Vannini to the text by Eric R. Kandel, Arte-e-Neuroscienze-Le-due-culture-a-confronto

The Light beyond the screen

The growing role that technology plays in our lives is a subject of increasing debate ong the employees of the museum sector. soluzionimuseali-ims tried to reason on the topic, wondering if social media is just a new media to implement traditional marketing actions or if it really can manage to establish a deeper conversation with the museum public.
To learn more about this topic, read the first article of our new section the light beyind the screen, entitled Museums and Social Network: when the sharing of culture becomes viral.

Here in Italian Musei e Social Network: quando la condivisione della cultura diventa virale.

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Eng

#EYCH2018 – European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018:

2018 has been declared European Year of Cultural Heritage. For this reason, the European Commission opened two brand new calls:

The official launch of ‘#EYCH2018 will be in Milan, during the European Cultural Forum, next Nov. 7-8.


Further info:


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2017 2-12.Communication campaign – meetings on 6 and 8 September 2

Interview to Amalia Del Ponte

As you know, we had the pleasure to work for the exhibition of Amalia Del PonteOnde lunghe e brevissime at the Studio Museum Francesco Messina in Milan, exhibition curated by Eleonora Fiorani.

An exhibition of great emotional impact thanks to the works and videos of the Milanese sculptor who was awarded in 1973 the prestigious First International Prize for Sculpture of the Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil.


As promised, here below the Interview to the artist: Del_Ponte_Amalia_SMims_NL42017 (in italian)

soluzionimuseali-ims for Amalia Del Ponte

We had the pleasure to work for the exhibition of Amalia Del Ponte Onde lunghe e brevissime at the Studio Museum Francesco Messina in Milan, exhibition curated by Eleonora Fiorani.

An exhibition of great emotional impact thanks to the works and videos of the Milanese sculptor who was awarded in 1973 the prestigious First International Prize for Sculpture of the Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The search for Amalia Del Ponte, a pupil of Marino Marini in Brera, is characterized by a profound scientific interest. Few are the artist’s figurative works, since she was soon attracted to search into the relationship between forms in space, visual perception, and ultimately sound production.

In the exhibition at the Studio Museo Francesco Messina, at the completion of the exhibition that will continue until September at the Museum 900  in Milan, three works have been exhibited by Del Ponte: “Aria della freccia”, “Consonanze” and “macina” The lithophones on which she concentrated her researche between 1985 and 1995.


In the next newsletter an interview with the Artist.

La porta sull’arte – 13th GDC

Ci stiamo avvicinando alla XIII Giornata del Contemporaneo, il grande evento che, dal 2005, AMACI dedica all’arte

contemporanea e al suo pubblico.


In seguito al successo ottenuto lo scorso ottobre, ci ripresentiamo anche quest’anno con l’iniziativa La porta sull’arte.

Per questa seconda edizione abbiamo deciso aprire una CALL rivolta a tutti coloro che si dedicano alle discipline artistiche

contemporanee, offrendo loro la possibilità di esporre gratuitamente le proprie opere in un contesto spaziale inusuale.


Il luogo che ospiterà l’iniziativa sarà infatti il nostro studio professionale in cui, per una settimana, attività quotidiane e opere d’arte si

mescoleranno e confronteranno, creando un nuovo concetto di spazio privato aperto agli appassionati del contemporaneo.


Se sei interessato, inviaci per email il tuo progetto o un immagine di quello che vuoi esporre entro la metà di settembre. 

Le opere potranno realizzate con qualsiasi tecnica artistica, ma di dimensioni non superiori al 1,5 m.


La porta sull’arte, a fluid space: interview about the exhibition Beau Plan Oriolo Frezzotti

La porta sull’arte, real space opened in correspondence of the XIIth Day of Contemporary Art, now turns into a fluid, virtual space, hosting info and interviews on exhibitions, museum concepts, art.

Here, we ask Alessandro Cocchieri, director of the MAP, anthropologis and museum curator, to tell us about “Beau Plan Oriolo Frezzotti” , the exhibition he curated and that inaugurated at the end of June in Latina, opened until October 2017.


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Digital transformation e Virtual museums. The new world is already here.

soluzionimuseali-ims contributed to Nancy Proctor‘s participation in a lecture organised by Meet the Media Guru..

The meeting was held in Milan on May 17 and was the occasion to address the theme of digital transformation of museums and cultural heritage.


The idea of Proctor, which we share, is that digital transformation can open doors to new ways of making culture and being a museum. Without undermining conservation and the recovery mission which are at the basis of museums It is now essential to align their communication and exposure to the most current creative languages.


Here you can review the videolecture.


In this regard, we would like to offer you the interesting case of the project “A Voz da Arte“,developed by the Pinacoteca di São Paulo, aiming at making the museum visit a highly interactive experience. Through the IBM Watson artificial intelligence platform, created by IBM Brazil, has been given “voice” to seven works of art, thanks to an application that can answer any question posed by visitors.


The future is in chatbots? Have you tried those of the Circuit of Museum Houses in Milan?


Finally, Vannini was involved in ViMM, a European project led by the Cyprus University of Technology, about Virtual Museums. Can we define exactly what a Virtual Museum is? Can we give a unique definition?

What is Virtual Museum for you? If you want to contribute to the definition, you can go to our Facebook page and write down your definition.