New technologies are becoming more and more part of our lives. They’re used in everyday life, in hospitals, in education, and also in museums.
Interactive museums are museums that combine traditional exhibitions with some technology. This might be big screens, interactive labs, interactive games, etc.
In a previous article I talked about Three of the best Italian museums to visit.
However, since museums are starting to use new technologies also in Italy, it seemed interesting to me to write an article about two interesting Italian interactive museums you can visit.
INTERACTIVE MUSEUM OF CINEMA
If you’re in Milan and you like movies, this Italian interactive museum is for you.
This Italian musem gives you information on pre-cinema, early cinema, and on Milanese films.
In it there are 20 thousand films from all over the world, dating from 1896 up till today. Six thousands of these films are digitally available.
Moreover, in the interactive museum of cinema you can also see rare posters and relics, several instants and even an original cinema apparatus belonged to the Lumière brothers.
The museum has been structured to be both a traditional informative museum, and an interactive educational museum.
In it there are some interactive areas where visitors can do some research and learn topics related to cinema, by connecting to world movies archives.
Visitors can also create posters with their name on them and then send these posters to their email address.
Finally, visitors can also cut, edit and even dub some sequences of films, and then they can share them on facebook or publish them on YouTube.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 3pm to 6pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 7pm.
The ticket costs 5.50€ for adults and 4€ for children.
For more information, please visit the official website of the interactive museum of cinema.
THE MUSEUM OF THE ALPS
Among the Italian interactive museums, the museum of the Alps is not one of the most known among tourists, and it’s a pity.
This museum is located in Bard, in Aosta Valley, more precisely it’s located on the first floor of the beautiful Fortress of Bard.
This museum has 29 rooms dedicated to the discovery of both the Alps and the alpine culture. The museum brings you into four sections.
The first section is about contemporary landscape, the second one is dedicated to both the natural and human components of the mountain environment, the third section is about the alpine civilization and, finally, the fourth section is dedicated to the changes the mountain has gone through.
This museum combines traditional technology with interactive technology to give visitors an unforgettable experience.
Visitors can see projections, can hear sounds and can also play multimedia games.
In the castle there’s also a section dedicated to children: the children’s Alps museum.
In it, children, together with educators, have the opportunity to learn topics related to the Alps and even virtually climb Mont Blanc.
The museum of Alps is generally open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm, and on Sundays and holidays from 10am to 7pm.
The ticket costs 8€ for adults and 4€ for children.
For information about opening hours and prices of the Children’s Alps museum, please visit the official website of the interactive museum of cinema.
Did you already know these two Italian interactive museums? Have you already visited them?
Original image by Crivellari Giulio, CC BY-SA 3.0