Middle-digital Earth. Museums between digital and emergency

From 29 June to 1 July 2020
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Museum institutions are seismographs particularly sensitive to changes in communities and relationships that define their identity through their relationship with cultural heritage. The global emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly severed the contact between the public and the collections, highlighting the fragility of the heritage, of the management, prevention and protection systems, if the link with its users is broken.

That COVID-19 was and is a new emergency that has put in danger not the cultural heritage in its material component, but has imposed a new everyday life, new comparisons and relationships with the public and professionals. This emergency has touched almost all the museums in the world that with different times and methods have been forced to close to visitors, suspending all activities in attendance. 


On Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th June and Wednesday 1st July 2020, the international online conference "Middle-digital Earth. Museums between digital and emergency. Data, stories and impact" will analyze the amount of data collected through surveys promoted by various associations, foundations, ministries and research centers and reflect on new medium and long-term strategies involving digital.


The conference foresees the participation of important guests for the Italian and international debate, among them:

  • Sree Sreenivasan, Marshall Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation Stony Brook University School of Journalism e già responsabile della comunicazione del Metropolitan
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, di NEMO - The Network of European Museum Organisations
  • Eleonora Lorenzini, responsabile dell' Osservatorio Beni culturali Politecnico di Milano
  • Nancy Proctor, organizzatrice della conferenza mondiale Museum and the web
  • Catherine Devine, responsabile di MIcrosoft international per le risorse digitali applicate al cultural heritage
  • Laura Moro, Istituto Centrale per la Digitalizzazione del Patrimonio Culturale - Digital Library.

For the institutional greetings, the vice-rector Giulia Carluccio and prof. Gianluca Cuniberti.


Registration and conference program on the dedicated website:

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