Public cultural organizations of all shapes and sizes are increasing their audiences, digitizing their rich collections, and expanding opportunities for outreach and funding in ways previously not imaginable. Limited resources require creative solutions and new modes of education that leverage existing resources in new and innovative ways. Digitization of collections and providing safe, secure, federated access to these collections is becoming ever more important and the technologies to do this ever more available.
Discover the possibilities for Public, Cultural and Educational Organizations through MAGPI.
Science centers around the world take part in live videoconference outreach events to promote the International Year of Astronomy and International Polar Year and even virtually connect students with research scientists live on opposite ends of the globe. Opera singers in Philadelphia are remotely teaching advanced music concepts to K12 students in rural Pennsylvania in the Sounds of Learning program. Students around the country actively participate in a distributed virtual reading of the Constitution as part of the National Constitution Center’s annual Constitution Day celebration.
MAGPI and The Philadelphia Orchestra
Expanding understanding and reach of Philadelphia’s premier orchestra
What if your students could take music lessons from the best pianists in the world? Have you ever wished you could attend a concert at Verizon Hall but without ever leaving your community? The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the leading orchestras in the world through over a century of acclaimed performances, historic international tours, best-selling recordings, and its unprecedented record of innovation in recording technologies and outreach. And if you have never been to a Philadelphia Orchestra concert, now you can by attending one at a local virtual venue or better yet, your child may be taking lessons from a premier Philadelphia Orchestra musician without ever leaving their classroom.