Publication date: 26/07/2022
The COVID-19 pandemic initially led to a lockdown that halted cultural activity around the world. Museums had to close their doors and the only means of communication was through their own digital spaces. Initiatives such as #museuobert were born out of the need to keep the cultural sector alive and at the same time helped change the paradigm of digital communication in museums. Making their collections available online is the present and future of many museums. Communication departments need to understand this and adapt to the situation in order to be present in the social and cultural conversation.
Publication date: 09/11/2022
This article is a compilation of activities for the elderly carried out since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The museum is approaching,” “Museums just a click away,” “Museums visit you,” “Museums are waiting for you,” “Elderly Art,” “With or without sugar,” “CulturalMENT Project,” “Welcoming the Elderly,” (DIM 2021), “Contrast sessions for projects aimed at the elderly.”
These activities have been organized by different entities such as Apropa Cultura, the Museums and Accessibility Working Group, the Barcelona City Council, the Public Health Agency of the Barcelona City Council, the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, the Management of the Provincial Council of Barcelona, and the Reflection Group of Activities and Publics.
Analysis of the perceptions and opinions of young people and adolescents on museums
Publication date: 09/11/2021
This research aims to focus on the perceptions and opinions of young people in relation to museums, whether this alleged disinterest is really the result of a totally “hormonal” stage where you have your head in the clouds or if institutions do not know how to adapt to this type of audience, and are not offering the stimuli, language, and answers they seek. What is the middle term we need to understand us? Is it possible to reach a balance between us?
An opportunity for reflection
Publication date: 24/12/2020
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an ambitious model of peace and prosperity globally. However, the presence of the cultural sector has been unfortunately scarce. Beyond different interpretations, culture did not integrate any of the seventeen goals as a priority. Despite the enormous efforts of groups and institutions, the cultural dimension was relegated to acting as a facilitating instrument. This analysis offers a brief review of the SDGs construction process from the speeches of the participants in the various sessions at the Open Working Group (OWG). The aim is to better understand the mechanisms of the constitutive process of the Agenda 2030 to contribute to the reflection on new proposals for action in support of culture, also in the museological sector.