MyTemplArt® will be in stand at the 24th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), to be held in Milan at the MiCo Milano Congressi from July 3rd to 9th 2016.
More than 4,000 participants gather together from over 130 countries will meet to discuss the theme “Museums and Cultural Landscapes”.
At the General Conference of ICOM in Milan – which this year coincides with the 70th anniversary of the international organisation, founded in 1946 with the intention of promoting and protecting natural and cultural, tangible and intangible heritage, present and future – museum professionals will participate alongside archaeologists, architects, town planners, exhibition designers, conservator-restorers, researchers, librarians, archivists, students, academics and artists.
The speakers include the environmental artist, Christo and the novelist, Orhan Pamuk (4 July); the architect, Michele De Lucchi and the Zambian Minister of Gender Equality, Nkandu Luo (5 July); and the economist, David Throsby (6 July).
Further events in the city’s major museums, open to the general public, are programmed as well.
After Shanghai (2010) and Rio de Janeiro (2013), Milan will play host to the international museum community, debating a key theme for 21st century museums: the relationship between museums and cultural landscapes, and how museums are, not only responsible for their respective collections, but can become active protectors of the territory they are a part of, in the perspective of the so-called ‘open-air museum’.
This is especially meaningful in a country like Italy, counting 3,847 museums, 240 archaeological sites, 501 monuments and collections of monuments, all lying within cultural landscapes that inevitably interact with them. A museum, responsible for the landscape that surrounds it, plays an important role in the territory, as a guardian of its historical values and an actor in urban planning and sustainable landscapes.
Alberto Garlandini, President of the Italian Organising Committee of ICOM Milano 2016: “We have the opportunity to build new partnerships with other professionals in cultural heritage, who like us have always defended the role of knowledge in the growth of society”.
ICOM works for the promotion of excellence in the museum field, as well as in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural objects.
In line with these goals, MyTemplArt® choses to be present in the stand during the event in the Congress Centre MiCo, conference venue, to illustrate the latest services in support of certification and geolocation of artworks and the movement of cultural heritage.
Through the cloud platform www.mytemplart.com, you can catalog, share, manage, protect and enhance artistic heritage through an easy digital, scientific and intuitive solution. A real working tool addressed to the art world created to support all management processes of artworks, to help the promotion, to fight counterfeiting and safeguard the heritage.
At the MiCo Milano Congressi you will see more than 75 stands presenting relevant experiences and up-to-date solutions for the museum community.
ICOM furthermore collaborates with UNESCO and with institutions such as ICCROM, INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization in carrying out its missions.
The 24th ICOM General Conference is organised by ICOM and ICOM Italia in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism; the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Lombardy Region; the City of Milan, the Municipality of Milan, the National Italian Commission for UNESCO; Fiera Milano Congressi; Banca Intesa Sanpaolo; the Milan Chamber of Commerce/PROMOS; and 12 universities in the Lombardy Region.
Cover Image: South Entrance FINM13, Courtesy of MiCo Milano Congressi
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