Today several players in the world of art, communication and multimedia met at the Centre Pompidou - Carlo d'Asaro Biondo from Google, Franck Riester, the member from Seine-et-Marne, Marc Sands of the Tate Gallery and Bernard Stiegler from the Institute for Research and Innovation - to discuss "strategies of virtual museums. Alain Seban, President of the Centre Pompidou, has organized this meeting in particular to launch Paris by establishing a multimedia platform, expected to open next fall and give birth to a sort of Centre Pompidou 2.0 virtually giving access to its collections and resources.
Earlier this year, Google laid the first stone building its Google Art Project. The presence of Carlo d'Asaro Biondo at this meeting may not be trivial; the Centre Pompidou could probably join the Château de Versailles on Google Art Project.
The Centre Pompidou has been interested for some time into digital; the institution is very active on Twitter and offers videos on Dailymotion; it has also created a free application on iPhone.
This scanning of the institution is in the continuity of the Pompidou Mobile launch which took place last week and again extends the access of collections and even access to culture itself, to a wider audience.