Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you! 2018 was a very special year for me as I spent it almost entirely in Cape Town, South Africa. I was living my dream: I was in a city I used to dream of going to; I was working at a media company making interactive educational experiences for museums, which was where I wanted to be professionally; and on the personal side, I finally got back to dancing salsa, which simply makes me happy and to blogging! Since January last year, there’re more viewers every month on Pristine Preview and I couldn’t be…

Universal Museums Should Disappear

In my Love Letter to Cape Town, I explain how South Africa has changed me. Professionally, it has also had an influence on how I see my future career. My experience in South Africa modified my objectives. What I want to achieve has changed. The way I want to work has changed. And it is partly because of what I am going to explain now. A few weeks ago, I published my thoughts on the museum culture in Cape Town saying that visiting museums wasn’t a very Capetonian activity because of the outdoor lifestyle the locals have. I have been…

Museums and New Technology: 2018 Trends

Museums have always engaged with new technology. In the past years, it has become very exciting with museums launching diverse projects, apps, tools, to enhance the visitor’s experience. Let’s have a look at what has shaped the past and at the trends shaping the present. (This list was made based on projects I have experienced and/or researched, they might give an exact picture of the industry) Interactive Exploration Tools As we all know, museums around the world have incredible collections on display but most of the time, some items get lost in the number of things to see. The famous…

When Nature is the Museum

I have been living in Cape Town, South Africa, for almost a year now. Compared to European capitals which I was used to, the city does not have a big museum offer. It has some great museums, District 6 or Zeitz Mocaa being among them, but it is quite light (quantity-wise). Moreover, the museums are never very busy – except for tourists. It is a shame. Even though it is light in terms of quantity, the museum offer is of good quality, content and design wise. So I have wondered. Why do so few locals go to museums? It is…