First Running at the Palace of Culture Grand Reopening
Today, more than ever, we are certain that, through hard work, perseverance and team spirit, our ideas can turn into actual solutions for a better life.
We are so proud to announce the launch of a first product demo for the SIMAP application, an idea that grew in a partnership between cultural, research, innovation, and development entities: ”George Enescu” University of Arts - Iasi, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry “Petru Poni” of
Iasi, National Museum Complex ”Moldova” and RomSoft.
While for many years our research and development activities have been centered on various areas of the medical field, the concept of integrative and restorative powers of the arts for the human health is not so new anymore.
Therefore, when faced with the opportunity to join a pioneering program that wanted to offer a new perspective to our cultural heritage, we saw immense potential, and also a chance to embrace our share of corporate cultural responsibility.
SIMAP proposes new, interactive ways of artistic mediation for museums that want to converse with their publics, following new patterns of cultural consumption, and providing enhanced viewer experiences.
While the project timeline is still unfolding, with an official deadline set for October this year, we are glad that, through our common effort, we have been able to align this first product demo with the reopening of the Palace of Culture in Iasi, that is home to an impressive, 30 piece collection of Romanian paintings from the modern period, and subject to the pilot edition of the SIMAP project.
This means we see SIMAP as an application that can be replicated for other major museums, and, in continuing a collaborative model between institutions, each with its own expertise, to ultimately complete a greater puzzle - a national, multidisciplinary, integrated solution for Romanian art museums.
SIMAP stands for “Innovative System of Interactive Artistic Mediation for Promoting the Cultural Heritage in Romanian Art Museums” and is co-financed by UEFISCDI (through the Program for Collaborative-Applicative Research Projects - PNII) and RomSoft.