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Curating the Future: GALA Annual Meeting 2017

Curating the Future: GALA Annual Meeting 2017

GALA partners form the Netherlands (Utrecht), Italy (Parma, Udine), Russia (RANEPA), China (CUC), USA (CGU), Canada (Concordia) and the UK (Bath Spa University) met at Parma University from 5-7 July for the 2017 annual meeting on the theme: Curating the Future. The conference took place at the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione (CSAC), located in Parma’s former Cistercian Valserena Abbey,...

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GALA 2017: ‘Curating the Future’ — 5–7 July 2017

GALA 2017: ‘Curating the Future’ — 5–7 July 2017

  Our annual meeting and conference in Parma is coming up in July, and our host in Parma, Francesca Zanella, has been working tirelessly to get everything organised.   Overview   The conference will begin with a welcome cocktail in central Parma in the late afternoon/ early evening on Wednesday 5 July ( precise time to be confirmed ). The conference will take place on 6 and 7 July a...

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Postcard from… Parma

Postcard from… Parma

By Amy Mowers, 3d year Heritage and Publishing student at Bath Spa University The University of Parma is a partner of a museum on the outskirts of town called CSAC (Centro Studi e Archiviodella Comunicazione) which translates as: Study Center and Communication Archive. It was founded in 1968 by a gentleman called Professor Artuo Carlo Quintavalle. Since its founding, it has concentrated on assembl...

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GALA conference 2017: Call for papers

GALA conference 2017: Call for papers

GALA 2017 Meeting: “Curating the Future”   5–7 July 2017   Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione (CSAC), University of Parma The 2017 GALA conference at the University of Parma aims to open up spaces of discussion about the concept of ‘curating’ in theory and practice, whether it is ‘curating’ human knowledge, the natural environment, or the digital world. ‘Curating’ can be understood both a...

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University of Parma and Bath Spa University collaborate on Digital Book Publishing Project

University of Parma and Bath Spa University collaborate on Digital Book Publishing Project

Bath Spa University and the University of Parma have teamed up to develop a new series of illustrated art and design books celebrating the fantastic collection in the CSAS archive, publishing these in a digital format (Italian and English language) and possibly print (Italian language). Students are also investigating the potential for promotional social media content development, examining Italia...

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GALA conference 5-7 July 2017: Curating the Future

GALA conference 5-7 July 2017: Curating the Future

“Curating the Future” 5-7 July 2017   The 2017 GALA conference at the University of Parma aims to open up spaces of discussion about the concept of ‘curating’ in theory and practice, whether it is ‘curating’ human knowledge, the natural environment, or the digital world. ‘Curating’ can be understood both as a metaphor and as a methodology, and the organisers invite participants to reflect on ...

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CSAC International Conference: Call for papers

CSAC International Conference: Call for papers

CSAC at the University of Parma are inviting papers for their International Conference to be held on 27-28 January 2017. Themes include: Exhibition History, Work on Display; Exhibition Design as a Medium, The Different Curatorial Practices and their Relationship with Critical Writing, and Re-interpretation of the Museum Collection. Key words include: design, contemporary art, communication, medium...

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