Open Museums and Smart Cities: Storytelling and Connected Culture

Florence 19-21 February 2014

A three-day event conceived by Laura Longo, Stefania Chipa and Ilaria D’Uva
 in collaboration with Museums and the Web. Museums and the Web Florence (MWF2014) is organized by the Musei Civici Fiorentini, in collaboration with the Fondazione per la Ricerca e l’Innovazione dell’Università di Firenze and the PIN Polo Universitario Citt di Prato, with lead sponsorship by D’Uva Workshop.

Proposal deadline: 31 December 2013

The theme of the meeting is “Open Museums and Smartcities: Storytelling and Connected Culture.” We invite presentations and discussions on digital tools, languages and innovations as new forms of access to cultural heritage. Related topics include universal design, social inclusion, accessibility, augmented reality, social media, crowdsourcing, open content, digital collaboration, gaming, and mobile engagement throughout city spaces as well as inside museums.

The language of the conference is English.

Museums and the Web Florence 2014 is open to museum professionals within the public/private sector, and all others who are interested in the topics of our meeting.

Submit your proposal by 31 December 2013 for:

  1. Formal papers: research and analysis in the field presented in a 15 minute presentation + 5,000 word written paper
  2. Demonstrations: videos, hands-on and ‘poster-style’ demonstrations of projects and case studies
  3. Best Practice Parade: 5 minute lightning talks sharing best practices in the field; open to vendors as well as presenters from non-profit organizations

All proposals are peer reviewed by the MWF2014 Program Committee. Written papers (in English: required for formal papers; optional for demonstrations and lightning talks) are due 31 May 2014 and will be published online after the conference in Florence.

See you in Florence!

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