Category: Digital

10 Key takeaways from Museums and the Web 2017

Conxa Rodà Our team at the National Museum have been active in several ways in this edition of Museums and the Web, held in Cleveland from 19th to 22 April: being part of the program Committee, members of the Jury of the Awards and giving 2 presentations: a 3-hours workshop on content strategy and a…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

The digital publishing of the museums’ publications, an opportunity

Javier Celaya Digital publishing provides a major opportunity for making our content more accessible to the public.  With the holding of the Líber book fair this October in Barcelona a lot has been said about electronic publishing and distribution.  Within this context, we have asked Javier Celaya for some hints and recommendations to activate digital…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Talking of museums in China /2

Conxa Rodà We talked in a previous post of the tour that the Museu Nacional was invited to do by Museums and the Web to three Chinese cities and we commented on the characteristics and challenges of the museums there. Today we’ll share content extracted from the lectures and show the museums we visited. Talks and…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Talking museums in China: chronicle of the tour of the Museu Nacional/1

Conxa Rodà In an unexpected way, both because of the lack of warning and due to the fact of being so far away, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has been invited this September to go on a tour of three Chinese cities −Chengdu, Shanghai and Wuhan− to speak about museums and digital. In two…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

The 5 favourite virtual tours of the museum’s website users

In the digital environment we want the experience of the users to be enriching.  That’s why, in our museum’s website you can find different virtual tours which present complementary tours to the visits onsite. The significance of the presence of certain animals in Romanesque works or the relation between music and image are some of…

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Author: Redacció museu

Digital strategy: new online course between the museum and the university

Conxa Rodà Nowadays training is an essential element in organisations. The changing environment that we are immersed in, digital acceleration, new ways of working and new social uses of communication and cultural consumption all mean that to continue being trained is now more necessary than ever. In the museum we are convinced that the training…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

The 5 most-read posts in the second year of the blog

Two years ago in the museum we decided to show our less visible face and share the hidden work behind the collection. This blog has allowed us to make known the behind-the-scenes of the of the museum, and the brushstrokes that we have been adding from the inside to make up the major work of…

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Author: Redacció museu

Do we have a content strategy in museums? Do we need one?

Conxa Rodà Yes and no would be the short answers to the question in the title. Not developed enough and not in the majority of the cultural centres would be a more elaborate answer to the first question.  And yes, a content strategy is necessary and useful to bring the goals of the centres into…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Computer vision as applied to works of art: a new perspective

Pilar Rosado We have invited Dr Pilar Rosado to talk about the most outstanding aspects of her research on computer vision as applied to art, the subject of her PhD thesis. This is a post of a specialization that is maybe unusual in blogs, but clearly explained with very explanatory images, which we think is…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

HABEMUS, let’s hack the museums

Christian Díaz. From Bahía Blanca, Argentina A radio programme about museums done by university volunteers. We find the project very inspiring and we have invited them to share the story and the behind-the-scenes. Internet has radically changed the way in which people search and find cultural and leisure content, and the museums, cultural centres, and…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger