The International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage will be held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal from 9 to 12 October, 2012.
3 April 2012 - This competition, organised every year by AVICOM, the ICOM International Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies of Image and Sound, aims to promote the achievements of museums making use of new image and sound technologies. Prizes will be awarded in 9 categories by an international jury of experts. The selection will be based on quality, originality and form.
The competition is open to any museum or cultural institution in the world as well as professionals and private companies having undertaken projects in the fields of culture, museography, art or heritage for heritage institutions.
The competition will be preceded by the AVICOM 2012 Conference on the theme: The Development of New Technologies and the Emergence of New Museology Professions.
The proceedings will be launched by Jon Ippolito, artist, new media theorist and former curator at the Guggenheim Museum. A regular contributor to The Washington Post and such periodicals as Artforum and Léonardo, Jon Ippolito is also an Associate Professor in New Media at the University of Maine. In collaboration with Richard Rinehart and MIT, Jon Ippolito will soon release a new book entitled New Media and Social Memory.
Registration for AVICOM festival
For more information or to download a registration file, please go to the AVICOM website: http://avicom.icom.museum.
The deadline for registration and submission of audiovisual and multimedia productions is the 30 April, 2012.