2017 Kenneth Hudson Seminar will be held in the context of the Master Course in European Museology organized since 2010 at the IULM University in Milan under the auspicies of the European Museum Academy.
This year EMA experts will discuss the theme of screen media in museums.
As a matter of fact the proliferation of new typologies of museums which has characterized the last decades all over Europe has gone together with a growing presence of new media not only in the museum sector, but also in society and in the public discourse in general. This has generated a real revolution in the way of being of museums in contemporary society as well as in the way of communicating in the heart of the exhibition environment.
“Museums on Screens” intends to explore the multimedia’s potential inside and outside the museum’s walls, firstly examining interesting examples of contamination between the traditional museum linguistics and screen medias and multimedia installations , how these contents and ways of communicating have been transferred on the web , which kinds of new methodologies of production (if any) have been followed, at what extent traditional curatorial skills have been affected and new professional profiles have emerged.
Key – themes touched by the discussions will be:
Screen media and the museum environment
Video productions with and for museums.
Short videos for museums and for their web communication: categories and experiences
Multimedia installations between emotion and information
The narrative of contemporary history and the museum’s new media.