The field of museum studies is experiencing a period of great discussions and changes as new technologies and new ways of cultural heritage presentation have become part of our daily lives.
To foster the dialogue in the field, Fondazione Dià Cultura has created, in collaboration with the British School of Rome, the Museum.Dià project. It has been imagined has a tool for reflection, strategic elaboration and international professional cooperation.
We structured Museum.Dià as a series of international study meetings to spark the discussion on the themes of museum design, programming, and management.
The case studies that have been presented at the international conference that launched the project, RomArché 2014 V Salone dell’Editoria Archeologica, were diverse. Although they varied in location, typology, and objective, all of the presentations imagined the presentation cultural collections in a structured environment.
The conference covered many topics including: museums and storytelling, the importance of research on collections and how to communicate it, object preservation, the character of historic properties and Home Museums, virtual museums, protecting the function and physical integrity of museums in war zones, and the public role of contemporary museums.
We are now planning the second cycle of meetings for May 2016. Follow our activities and you will know this year’s theme very soon!