Hi, I’m 54 and I’ve been living in London for the past 8 years. I’m Italian, from Catania, Sicily, where I’ve spent most of my life except for some time in NYC.
I’m an artisan of imagery (professional photographer specializing in architecture, landscape and travel), but also a serial entrepreneur, an expert and advisor in marketing and communications for museums and for the travel industry and an art journalist.
I’m also a vintage cars gentleman driver and collector.
Something like a bio:
Mario Bucolo director, publisher, consultant, entrepreneur and photographer. As entrepreneur Mario founded more than 30 companies in several markets. He is also a renowned international expert (35 years of know how) in communication, interactive multimedia technologies, market research, multimedia applications, usability and social media mainly in travel and museums sector. Director of the European Observatory Multimedialand, consultant at the European Union, teacher of Etnomedia and Communications. Organizer and chairman of CulturMed, Mediterranean conference on multimedia and communication strategies for museums and Cultural Heritage.
He was the founder and publisher of Museumland.net, the WorldWide Portal to Museums and Cultural Heritage (more than 20.000 museums in 144 nations), and co-founder of Memorandum of Understanding for Multimedia Access to European Cultural Heritage (an European Union initiative, now Medici Framework). Founder of Younger Museums Professional Groups. Member of ESOMAR and MULTISPACE. Member of ICOM, AAM Americam Association of Museums (Pram and Care committee), Africom. Winner of the Italian Award (2001) for WWW Users Interface. Author of many lectures in international conferences about Museums, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism. In 2007 he was the project manager of the most great Museums Network project, 90 multimedia kiosks placed in 60 museums in the territory of Province of Catania, based on EU funds. On 2005 Mario was nominated for AAM/ICOM International Service Citation. Author of a case study entitled Model Museum Practice: Museums and ECommunication in the 2nd edition (August 2008) of ‘Museum Marketing and Strategy: Designing Missions, Building Audiences, Generating Revenue and Resources’, main authors: Philip, Neil & Wendy Kotler. In February 2010 he was candidate for the presidency of ICOM (International Council Of Museums) Italian committee.
Mario is also a professional photographer (since 2007) dedicated mainly to architecture, landscapes, nature, wildlife, travel and sense of place, religious celebrations and festivals, people and historical architectures. He had a remarkable experience chasing tornadoes during the 2008 Tornado season around Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. His photos has been awarded in many edition of the International Photography Awards, Los Angeles and at PX3 Paris.
Recently Mario was the executive producer for TBEX Europe 2020, Catania, Italy.
Mario was also a board member of Academy of Art, Catania, Italy
Hobbies: collecting vintage cameras, vintage light meters, retro computers, vintage cars. Gentleman driver in vintage cars races (including the Targa Florio). Passionate about arts, history, antique Egypt, jewelry, antiques items, politics, architecture, travel, extreme weather, pets, DiY and much more.
Email: mariobucolo on gmail.com
My articles about arts, on Artribune: https://www.artribune.com/author/mario-bucolo/
but I also write about tech, photography, museums, politics etc for: Macitynet, Libero Reporter, La Sicilia and other media.