Every year since 1977, ICOM has organised International Museum Day (IMD), which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. On this day, participating museums plan creative events and activities related to the International Museum Day theme, engage with their public and highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development.
The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” Organised on and around 18 May each year, the events and activities planned to celebrate IMD can last a day, a weekend or a whole week.
Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2014, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in over 140 countries from all continents.
The Rijksmuseum app, of which concept, design and content were done by NorthernLight, won the prestigious Heritage in Motion Award 2015 in the category apps for mobile devices. The jury praised the innovativeness, design and execution of the app: “The app uses innovative discovery methods that foster collaboration and intergenerational understanding. It is beautifully executed and well thought through.”
Heritage in Motion is a multimedia competition for the creators and users of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. It is the second award NorthernLight’s Rijksmuseum app has won. Last year it was awarded the FIAMP Golden Award.
Copyright and the related rights have a very important impact on various aspects of museum activities. 2015 may very well become an important year for the application of copyright in the museum. NEMO has launched a survey to give an overview of the most important issues that museums face with copyrights. Continue reading NEMO survey on Copyright and Museums
Nationale Museumweek 2015 in NEMO
Maak je eigen ontwerp in 3D en raak ons echte goud aan
Van zaterdag 18 t/m zondag 26 april vindt de Nationale Museumweek plaats. Een week met als thema ‘Ons echte goud’, waarbij musea hun eigen gouden pronkstuk kiezen. Erfgoed, niet eerder getoonde objecten, maar ook publiekslievelingen worden getoond. De teslabol is een goed voorbeeld van de laatste categorie. Tientallen jaren geleden, toen NEMO nog als NINT in de Tolstraat was gevestigd, was de teslabol al favoriet bij de bezoeker. Meerdere generaties raakten gefascineerd door het experiment met deze bol. Continue reading Nationale Museumweek 2015 in NEMO