The vast number of documents that Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) donated to the University of Turin are now accessible online — an incredible resource for the history of science and the history of Italy and Europe.
The Lombroso Project was established by the Museum System of the University of Turin, with the support of the CRT Foundation and the Department of History of the University of Turin.
Read about the Lombroso Project and access the documents here.
The SJTU TD Lee Fund of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) was established in 2013 with the aims of studying and exploring new scientific achievements, encouraging cooperation between scientists and artists, and creating artistic works to show the science itself or the influences that science brings to humans, society and the environment.
The Fund holds scientific symposiums and Science and Art Competitions on one specific scientific theme every year. Since 2014, four competitions have been successfully held whose themes are “Synchrotron Radiation”, “Gravity and General Relativity”, “Parity Nonconservation and Neutrino Physics” and “Quantum and Topology”. In 2018, the theme is “Time Reversal”.
This programme engages with historical and scientific concepts and practices for the interpretation, investigation and preservation of museum and archive collections. It is designed to enable you to become proficient in object-based techniques from art history, material science and conservation for the interdisciplinary study of commercial synthetic materials in applied arts and social history collections. A key strength of this programme is its focus on modern materials as common artefacts that includes fibres and colourants as well as plastics. Read more.
Published by MAST and edited by Marcus Granato, Emanuela Sousa Ribeiro and Bruno Melo de Araújo, the new publication is titled Cadernos do Patrimônio da Ciência e Tecnologia: Instituições, trajetórias e valores and includes 13 texts in Portuguese, namely the Rio de Janeiro Charter on the Heritage of Science and Technology.
We are pleased to announce that the new issue of Museum International, dedicated to the ICOM 2016 General Conference theme ‘Museums and cultural landscapes’, has just been published. The printed version is now available. We have redefined the journal’s layout and design to be more aesthetically pleasing and readable, bringing out a more dynamic, vibrant whole.
The ICOM International Training Centre (ICOM-ITC) is announcing the organisation of its tenth training workshop that will be held from 9 to 17 April, 2018 in Beijing, China. ICOM, ICOM China and the Palace Museum are pleased to award travel grants to international participants attending the training workshop called Managing a Museum Today.
Published this year, on the material culture of universities: Materielle Kultur in universitären und außeruniversitären Sammlungen, edited by Ernst Seidl, Frank Steinheimer and Cornelia Weber. Berlin: Koordinierungsstelle für wissenschaliche Universitätssammlungen in Deutschland.