Museums, education and training in the digital era

Co-organized event by ICOM-Hellenic National Committee and the Hellenic Open University-DAISSy Research Group within the framework of the Mu.SA project. An open event targeted to the museum community in Greece, exploring the following topics directly linked to the activities of the Mu.SA project: Digital competencies and training opportunities for museum professionals Accessing museum collections through digital communication The event take...

Cultural heritage audiences in the digital environment

Co-organized event by Institut für Museumsforschung Berlin State Museums – Prussian Cultural Heritage (IfM) ,  Istituto Beni Cultural  Region of Emilia-Romagna, Mu.SA Project , Michael Culture Association and Museum of Communication Berlin under the umbrella of NEMO A one day conference dedicated to digital technologies and cultural heritage , exploring the following topics linked to the Digital: Accessing cultural heritage through digital infrastr

The Mu.SA project in MUSEUM STUDIES SEMINARS “Communication Oriented Museums”

25 – 26 May 2018, Istanbul, Turkey Akbank Sanat and ICTOP (International Committee for the Training of Personnel) are organizing Museum Studies Seminars which will take place in AKBANK SANAT art center, celebrating the International Museum day “Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics” and the 50th Anniversary of ICOM – ICTOP. In the two day seminars entitled “Communication Oriented Museums” museums’ changing face will be addressed and discuss...

Article about project Mu.Sa published in peer-reviewed journal

We live in a society increasingly technological and digital. It is a mainstream tendency with inevitable impacts also for the museum sector. How is this transformation-affecting museum professional’s profile roles? What new competences are necessary and expected? Are there changes or up-skilling to be made? What kind of professional training is needed? In this short article, Ana Carvalho and Alexandre Matos discuss the project Mu.Sa - Museum Sector Allian

Project Mu.Sa featured in Portuguese Radio program

The Portuguese radio program “Encontros com o Património”, broadcasted last 12th of May was dedicated to the International Museum Day - Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics. It feature different guests, among them Ana Carvalho (Mu.Sa project/ICOM Portugal team) that discussed the role of the project Mu.Sa and its main contributions to empower museum’s workforce and help museums to achieve digital transformation. The weekly radio program “Enc

Museums of the future

How can museums respond to the new needs of an ever-changing society? What are the necessary skills for professionals in the industry to be able to deal with the challenges posed by the introduction of digital technology?  The report “Museum of the future. Digital skills for change and innovation in Italy.” Illustrates the key findings of the research carried out in Italy.   As a component of the Mu.SA – Museum Sector Alliance project, co-fu...


The February issue of ICOM Portugal Bulletin is dedicated to "Museus Hiperconectados: Novos Desafios e Perspectivas/Hyperconnected Museums: New Challenges and Perspectives following International Museum Day theme for 2018. How are museums responding to the challenges presented by digital technologies and platforms? This bulletin brings together different outlooks, simultaneously mapping out problems and challenges and promoting paths and concrete solutions


Last 5th of March ICOM Portugal organized a Spring Meeting in Lisbon (at Palácio Nacional da Ajuda) dedicated to "Hyperconnected Museums: New Challenges and Perspectives" following International Museum Day theme for 2018. In this meeting the project Mu.Sa was present by Alexandre Matos (ICOM Portugal) and Ana Carvalho (ICOM Portugal): "Competences for the Digital Transformation of Museums: The Mu.Sa project". The event was organized within the framework of

International Meeting +Digital Future: Competences for the Cultural Sector Porto, Portugal, on April 18th 2018

The event is organized by the Department of Heritage Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, within the framework of the Project Mu.SA_ Museum Sector Alliance (Erasmus+ KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Sector Skills Alliances) and in the sense to signal and celebrate the motto of the European Year of Cultural Heritage Our heritage: where the past meets the future, and of the International Day for Mo


Facing the fourth industrial revolution requires a re-think of the different skills we equip our citizens with; from independent thinking to human-centred skills, such as social and artistic competences, or cultural expression. In an increasingly globalised world we can expect migratory flows that will require the embracing of cultural diversity, both in work settings and in our communities. This should not be limited to the younger generations as Europe...