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Web review - 16/05/2014

Special European Museum Night – 17th of May 2014

Contrary to its partner institutions, the 10th edition of the European Night of Museums, on May, Saturday 17th, is placed under the sign of the social networks and digital initiatives. But not only…

Open Museum at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille: an augmented museum

Until August 2014, the band Air’s music will accompany the visitors in their visit of the Palais des Beaux-arts in Lille. The exhibition curator, Régis Cotentin, talks about this first edition of the « Open Museum », which gives the opportunity to contemporary artists to reinvent the works of the museum.

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Where next for open cultural data in museums?

Museums have increasingly joined the global movement for “open data” by opening up their databases, sharing their images and releasing their knowledge. Mia Ridge presents a brief history of open cultural data projects, explores some reasons why some data is relatively under-used and takes a look at the future of open cultural data.

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The Getty adds another 77,000 Images to its Open Content Archive

In summer 2013, the J. Paul Getty Museum launched its Open Content Program by putting 4600 high-resolution images from the Getty collections, into the public domain, and making them freely available in digital format.  April, 24th, the Getty added another 77,000 images to its Open Content archive.

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The « Musée Passager”, a new initiative for contemporary art

Who said that contemporary art should be elitist? The « Musée Passager », the new initiative of the Île-de-France region, proves otherwise. Since April 2014, this itinerant structure settles down in some suburban cities around Paris. They first start with Saint Denis, Evry, Mantes la Jolie and then the Val d’Europe, in order to promote the contemporary art in an accessible way.


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The Museo del Prado proposes a new way to discover and share art on smartphones

With the new application Second Canvas, the Museo del Prado and Madpixel invent a innovative multi-support digital tool, a new way to discover in high definition and to share the masterpieces of its permanent collection.  

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Photo credits : Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication