In Florence, Italy, officials have invented a new way to discourage graffiti at historic sites and monuments. The virtual graffiti will be stored on a website and archived permanently, allowing visitors to achieve the same goal of leaving their mark at the popular attraction without defacing it.
Museum-Digital is an open-source platform that combines an easy-to-use collections management system (CMS), aggregator of collections data, and publishing platform. It was designed to be simple to use, particularly for small museums.
Canadian Heritage recently released its most recent report on the 2015 Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions. This survey collects financial and operating data from Canada’s heritage institutions, museums, art galleries, archives, historical sites, zoos and botanical gardens.
People counters are devices that count the number of people that enter and exit a building or a particular space. For museums, they provide a simpler and more accurate way to measure visitation than, for example, having security guards use clickers.