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“My relationship with social media started as a “coup de foudre”* – one day I realized its amazing power and beauty and became a true believer!” Paula Susaeta (*coup de foudre – from French, love from first site) Paula Susaeta is the head of the web and social media department at Fundación MAPFRE‘s Instituto de…

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Justus Bruns

“I live my life realizing ideas in order to make people think.” He is Justus Bruns. He is half Dutch, half German. Born and raised in Belgium, he is now based in NYC and he stays behind the Times Square Art Square project- an ambitious endeavour to replace ads with art on the most famous…

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The 2012 Communicating the Museum Conference is starting in 3 days (28 June), but some of the speakers are already around (can’t blame them – NYC is gorgeous). I managed to talk with one of them, Jackson Pellow, from the Australian National Maritime Museum. We talked about how to conquer the international museum audiences with quirky videos. Find out…

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I don’t know how often you can see heads and senior curators of The Met, Guggenheim, MoMA, Louvre Paris and Abu Dhabi, The British Museum and even the newly open Mathaf (a real gem in the modern art museums family) together on one stage, but at CTM this is the norm. But you may not…

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  People say that in this part of the world, when it comes to starting a new business the phrase one hears most often is “It’s impossible if you don’t have connections!”. I like to think that it’s good to have connections anywhere in the world, and it might not necessarily be a bad thing….

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If you have ever travelled to Istanbul, you must have been in a Turkish fast food restaurant, simply because there is one on every corner. Sometimes you turn around the corner only to discover that this one little restaurant is the first in an endless street of bars and cafes tucked in, one next to…

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia – reflection in a car window, photo by Johan van Elk Similarly to the book by Allan and Barbara Pease “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t read Maps,” I could have entitled this article “Why Museums Don’t Have Buildings Anymore and Why Architects Don’t Just Design Them.” However, What’s…

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” After the first two articles dedicated to Belgrade and Zagreb, “What’s shakin’ in Ljubljana” is the third article of a mini-series by Elina Zheleva as part of her project SocialEast.eu – exploring the world of startups in Southeast Europe. What’s shakin’ in Ljubljana? Well if you really want to know – everyone over there…

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After the first article dedicated to Belgrade, ““What’s shakin’ in Zagreb” is the second article of a mini-series by Elina Zheleva as part of her project SocialEast.eu – exploring the world of startups in Southeast Europe. Zagreb is the city of breakups! Well, that may or may not be true, but the very least they host the only museum in…

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In July, SocialEast.eu was travelling in Southeast Europe in search of something local and fresh. While we could have dedicated our project to Mojitos, given their refreshing nature and popularity in this part of the world,  SocialEast.eu is a project about startups. To be precise, startups in social media and tech, originally from Southeast Europe and…

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