Every year, AVICOM, International Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies of Image and Sound, organises an International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage (FIAMP). The festival promotes and disseminates multimedia products created by museums and cultural heritage institutions, and awards prizes, selected by an international specialist panel, for the most original productions.
This year, the National Museum of Hungary, in Budapest, hosted the 19th edition of FIAMP from 3 to 5 November, 2015. The award ceremony was organised at 6pm on 3 November and rewarded the most innovative institutions. For instance, the smartphone application “Archi-moi” by the Fondation Louis Vuitton (France) won Gold Prize in the category “Multimedia Art Interactive” because of its “stunning result in terms of interactivity, entertaining and achievement of the service designed for family visits”; National Palace Museum (Taiwan) won Gold Prize in the category “Special Web Art” for “the magnetic effect of the storytelling of the virtual exhibition”. Other institutions such as Musée de la civilisation of Canada or Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave of France were also attributed prizes, recognising the interactive and immersive characters of the productions. The full list of laureates can be found here.
Created in June 1991, AVICOM is an International Committee of International Council of Museums (ICOM). Created in 1946, ICOM is committed to promoting and protecting natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. With more than 35,000 members in 137 countries, the ICOM network is made up of museum professionals from a wide range of museum- and heritage-related disciplines.