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Defining a cultural heritage CV

August 2nd, 2021 / 0 comments

SYNOPSIS project partners have been working on the second project output, defining a cultural heritage CV:  This includes a definition of competences, a set of hard and soft skills for an innovative professional role. For the purpose, interviews of managers and fundraisers in cultural organisations that employ best practices in Storytelling for Fundraising have taken READ MORE >

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NONTURISM: when the community itself tells about its territory

June 22nd, 2021 / 0 comments

There are places in Italy so-called “marginal” because they are far away from the areas where the life of the country happens. The reason is that maybe they are outside the flows of mass tourism or because they have been victims of natural disasters. The communities of these places often need to rediscover their identity and start READ MORE >

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SYNOPSIS Project maps examples of good practice

May 28th, 2021 / 0 comments

The SYNOPSIS project started in October 2019 with the aim of defining a new professional role for cultural heritage site managers and staff as well as young Humanities graduates regarding the usage of Storytelling for fundraising purposes. So far, the project partners Musei Reali Torino, Fondazione ente Ville Vesuviane and Sineglossa from Italy, Cooperation Bancaire READ MORE >

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World Creativity and Innovation Day – April 21st

April 20th, 2021 / 0 comments

The UN declared 21 April as the International Day of Creativity and Innovation, coinciding with the birth of one of the most influential figures in history, Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the greatest designers and inventors of all times. Creativity and innovation are essential skills in the 21st century, applicable to starting a business, solving READ MORE >


Palazzo Madama: a success story

April 2nd, 2021 / 0 comments

Founded in 1860, the museum of Palazzo Madama is now housed in one of the oldest and most fascinating buildings in the city, with architectural and historical evidence from the Roman age to the Baroque by Filippo Juvarra. The collections contain over 60,000 works of painting, sculpture and decorative arts from the Byzantine period to READ MORE >

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Les Visites de mon Voisin de Bruxelles

March 16th, 2021 / 0 comments

More than just visits, Les Visites de mon Voisin are storytelling, high-performance, alternative routes that give a transversal reading of the city, through its urban planning, its history, its sociology. They provide an alternative guided tour in the city or different buildings of Brussels. The content is very rigorous and the tone and approach is very READ MORE >

Benaki Museum, Athens comes to life at night

March 1st, 2021 / 0 comments

‘It is night-time. All the visitors and guards have left the museum. The restaurant and gift shop are closed. The museum sleeps…or maybe not?!!!’ NOT SO! Exhibits come to life and a trail of encounters and events lead to a hunter’s paradise garden and a film screening. This film was created by a group of READ MORE >

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Cultural heritage in the Italian region of Veneto

February 20th, 2021 / 0 comments

Oderzo Cultura Foundation is a non-profit organization that protects and promotes thecultural heritage of the Opitergino territory, in the Italian region of Veneto. With the exhibition “L’ANIMA DELLE COSE, RITI E CORREDI DALLA NECROPOLI ROMANA DI OPITERGIO” they use a storytelling methodology to explain six centuries of history. Through the voice of Phoebe, one of READ MORE >

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Arte en Ruinas – a successful campaign

February 2nd, 2021 / 0 comments

“Arte en Ruinas”, created by José Luis Díaz, was originally conceived by its author as an online blog to record the history and current situation of historic buildings in the region of Extremadura. The blog aims to vindicate the care and importance of the region’s material cultural heritage. José Luis kindly agreed to take part READ MORE >

SYNOPSIS Project connects online

January 20th, 2021 / 0 comments

The SYNOPSIS project partners have been working on the development of storytelling and fundraising aspects among cultural heritage professionals. Case studies from different countries have been researched and now the project team are considering the curriculum necessary for training in these areas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions in Europe, face-to-face meetings of READ MORE >

Cultural Heritage Survey

November 20th, 2020 / 0 comments

Understanding the role and relevance of storytelling and fundraising in the cultural heritage sector is the main aim of the SYNOPSIS project. In order to develop this the project team have been carrying out interviews with professionals working in the sector. Under COVID restrictions this has not been easy to complete as closures have been READ MORE >

News: Kick off project meeting

May 23rd, 2020 / 0 comments

All partners from SYNOPSIS met for a kick off project meeting in Turin at the beginning of 2020. At the kickoff meeting the partners agreed the workplan, as well as legal, administrative and technical roles and responsibilities. Activities related to the first project output were organised –  the good practice collection. Interviews with cultural heritage READ MORE >