Visions and perspectives for museums and cultural institutions: six studies towards a new normal
Experts from international organizations and individual researchers will present and discuss six studies on the impacts of the pandemic on the cultural sector and reflect upon the conditions for a new normal.
The panelists are experts from international organizations, like International Council of Museums (ICOM), Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD, and individual researchers who have engaged in describing, understanding and anticipating the impacts of the pandemic on museums and proposing ideas for their future sustainability.
The Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali will present “Invisible Museums. Visions of a future for Italian museums after COVID-19 emergency“: a research focused on scenarios and priorities for the museum sector in the opinion of Italian museum professionals.
Between March and May 2020, the Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali carried out a research on the international literature on the impact of the pandemic on the cultural sector and specifically on museums. The scoping research led to the development of a questionnaire which was submitted in July 2020 to a sample of Italian professionals and experts in the field of cultural heritage. The resulting report, “Invisible Museums. Visions of a future for Italian museums after Covid-19 emergency”, focuses on scenarios and priorities for the future of museums.
Go to Musei In_visibili (soon on line the Final report)
Welcome and Opening
Vincenzo Trione, President – Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali
Alessandra Vittorini, Director – Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali
Massimo Osanna, Director-General for Museums – Ministry of Culture
Presentation of the studies
Annalisa Cicerchia, Cultural economist, Scientific coordinator of the “Invisible Museums” project for Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali
Invisible Museums. Visions of a future for the Italian museums after Covid-19 emergency
Cristina Miedico, Cultural Heritage policies and management senior expert – Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali
An Identity Crisis for Museums: One Year Later
Andrea Jones, Associate Director of Education – Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum
The consequences of Covid-19 for museums and museum professionals worldwide
Peter Keller, Director-General – ICOM International Council of Museums
Second survey & report on the consequences of COVID19 for European museums
Elizabeth Rosenberg, Project Officer – NEMO Network of European Museum Organisations
Culture shock: COVID-19 and the cultural and creative sectors
Pierluigi Sacco, Senior Advisor and Ekaterina Travkina, Coordinator Culture, Creative Industries and Local Development – OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Can the COVID-19 crisis be an engine for structural change in cultural and creative sectors?
Martina Fraioli, IDEA Consult, Analyst and co-author of the study “Cultural and creative sectors in post-COVID-19 Europe – crisis effects and policy recommendations”
Christian Greco, Director, Museo Egizio, Torino
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