The CineMuse Network is a joint venture between the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and CineMuse, Inc. based at the Tribeca Film Center. The Network links enterprising cultural and educational organizations through the use of high-definition ("hi-def") cinema.

Highlights of the Network's capabilities and offerings include:
Technological Innovation.
Hi-def cinema presents the highest-quality moving images available, and hi-def technology is flexible and affordable.
Institutional Collaboration.
Museums across the U.S. and Canada are working together to maximize benefits from this powerful medium.
Audience Development.
Hi-def cinema attracts new constituents and provides new experiences for current audiences.
Revenue & Savings.
Hi-def cinema is remarkably cost-effective and provides innovative ways to increase revenue.
Production & Future Benefits.
The Network provides production expertise along with potential collaborators and markets.
These are some of the examples of how Network members are using hi-def cinema:
To expand audiences and educational programs:
The Canadian Museum of Nature is the first Canadian museum to join the CineMuse Network and one of the first to offer hi-def cinema in Canada. The Museum selected the nature documentaries in the CineMuse Library to present in its hi-def cinema. They provide free screenings for general visitors, as well as private screenings and school and group visits. All of the programs are available in French and English.
The Cape Museum of Fine Arts converted its auditorium into a community digital center, using the new hi-def equipment to enhance the experience of its daily visitors, to host special classes for high school students, and as a place for digital videographers to present work in progress.
The National Gallery of Art used the Rabbit Ears program, Anansi, for a Saturday program for inner-city children and their families. Spider book kits, developed by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to complement Anansi, provided a new way for families to interact and explore their creativity.
The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts has developed an elementary school program using international folk tales in hi-def as the basis for a hands-on arts and literacy program. This program, held in the Center's art studios, now attracts over 3,000 Pittsburgh Public School children each year. The Center also used its Van Gogh hi-def video for a daylong Elderhostel class in which students learn about Van Gogh's painting techniques and then spend the afternoon painting sunflowers.
To enhance exhibitions:
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is presenting the Julie Taymor film Fool's Fire in hi-def to complement the artist's "Playing with Fire" exhibition.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History presented a special immersive theatre presentation of the CineMuse program Koi and the Kola Nuts to enhance its "AFRICA: One Continent. Many Worlds" exhibit. The Carnegie jumped into the CineMuse Network with the enthusiastic support of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts resulting in the Network's first inter-disciplinary collaboration between two institutions in the same city.

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