homm_ICT for hands-on and multi-media laboratories in museums
Homm is an initiative promoted by the Crafts Museum (New Delhi) and Officina Emilia (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) to support inclusion, lifelong learning and the regeneration of competence networks to foster sustainable innovation.
Issues and expected outcomes have been presented in a series of meetings in India (New Delhi), Italy (Modena, Milan, Teramo, Rimini), Korea (Seoul), Spain (Barcelona and Terrassa), United Kingdom (London), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) to boost a discussion on this initiative.
A software application is now available for exploiting ICT applications to support inclusive museums: the tool allows immediately to "manipulate" materials so far poorly disseminated, poorly known, printed in few copies, too specialized or older and outdated, but still appropriate to their educational usage. The manipulation of texts, the use of images and videos, the ability to create free connections and to implement the filing of documents are exactly what a new generation of teachers and educational staff expect to find in a toolbox to support them in the common work and in museums.