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Providing ‘Free’ Digital Images to Scholars: Met, ARTstor and Accessibility to Online Art Collections

Past March 12, 2007, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on its website, a “pioneering initiative to provide digital images to scholars at no charge.” This announcement has been immediately spread by the scholar blogosphere, as for example in the

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Posted in Academic and Education, Copyrights, Museum Professionals, Online Collections, Sociable Museums

>What people say… About El Prado Museum

> The video embedded on the post in Spanish depicts the times in which there was neither Social Software nor internet and when TV was almost the only way to reach new audiences for museums. The recording was broadcasted some

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>Wish List for Art Museums in Second Life

> We love Art, we love Museums, and we love Social Software. Logically, we should love the idea of art museums in Second Life (SL.) But until the moment, this is really more of a longing than a consequence of

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When Cameras Inside Museums Are Forbidden: Web 2.0 and Copyrights

Among the main qualities of Web 2.0 I like most are that it is: diverse, creative, generous, laid-back, useful, and contradictory. Today I will focus on the two last topics: usefulness and paradoxes. As in all Guggenheim Foundation Museums, Guggenheim-Bilbao

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Posted in Copyrights, in English, Museums 2.0, Sociable Museums, Social Media, Users-Content

2.0 Photographic Project by National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool has organized a Web 2.0 photographic project to document the city of Liverpool, called “Stewart Bale 2.0” and based in the Stewart Bale Ltd. Photographic Collection, an advertising and printing business in Liverpool that specialised in commercial

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Posted in in English, Museums 2.0, Online Collections, Sociable Museums, Social Media

e-learning Systems for Aged Art Museums

Who said internet and e-learning systems were necessary for museums of only Contemporary Art? See on the photo (if you are able) ‘La Gioconda’ at the Louvre Museum, Paris. If you want to meet her in person, surely you will

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What People say… about MACBA

I just ran across this video titled “Llévame al museo, papi” (Take me to the Museum, Dad,) relating to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) in Spain. Far to homage the institution, this video criticizes “the absorption of

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Pilar Gonzalo

Cultural manager with solid experience in strategic planning and executive management of international teams, both from public and private sector, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Specialized in cultural communication and facilitation strategies for online communities and organizations and deeply focused and involved on fostering cultural policies of good governance, accountability, results measurement and responsible finances in Spanish cultural organizations.

Currently, Director of the Forum of Culture and Best Practices in Spain ( Also, working for Reina Sofía Museum at the Communication Department and teaching at Cátedra Inditex. Master in Social Responsibility. La Coruña University.

Formerly, Excecutive Director of Institute of Contemporary Art (IAC) and lamusediffuse.


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