Musement Launches World-First Aggregator for Museums and Art Venues @ Tech Crunch Disrupt in New York
MUSEMENT SIMPLIFIES ACCESS TO ART VENUES AND EVENTS
AND IMPROVES THE WAY GLOBAL TRAVELERS CAN DISCOVER ART
Tech Crunch Disrupt NY 2013 - NYC, NY - April 29th, 2013
Musement (www.musement.com) began a quest today to transform the way arts and cultural
attractions are discovered and accessed by travelers around the world, by launching the ﬁrst
online aggregator of information, pertinent suggestions and ticketing for top museums, art
exhibitions, archaeological sites, operas and concerts around the world.
Musement’s ﬁrst public demo and oﬃcial launch will happen at Tech Crunch Disrupt NY 2013 in
New York City tomorrow, Tuesday April 30th, as an all-day event in the Startup Alley.
“Global travelers interested in arts and culture have been only partially helped by the web so far,”
– said Alessandro Petazzi, CEO and co-founder of Musement. – “Just think that many art venues
around the world do not yet sell their tickets online, and even those who do oﬀer them mostly only
on their own website, which makes planning a trip a frustrating journey around multiple services,
with the risks associated to missing wonderful yet least-known places or being caught by
unoﬃcial, unfair ticket resellers. Being born in Italy we are particularly aware of such matters and
we have conceived Musement as the solution to all those issues”.
Developed for the international market by four Italian entrepreneurs with diﬀerent backgrounds in
technology, business and the arts – Claudio Bellinzona, Paolo Giulini, Alessandro Petazzi and
Fabio Zecchini –, Musement is a digital “one-stop-destination” with direct access to all museums,
sites and opera theatres providing users with detailed information on each venue and event,
suggestions on places and art events they might like yet not know in the cities where they are
planning to go, along with the possibility to purchase tickets for all such places with a single cart/
The service is being launched with a portfolio of 50+ venues in Italy and plans to end the year with
over 100 in Italy, France, Spain, the UK, the US and possibly even more countries, with new
additions every week.
Future plans encompass the launch of a mobile app to help customers visit the places they have
chosen and the addition of e-commerce for merchandising services.Five are the pillars of Musement, each one corresponding to a key customer beneﬁt:
1. Universal access: all information and tickets in just one place.
2. Sm(art) discovery: not only the best-known sites, but suggestions for the "hidden gems"
known only by locals.
3. No more lines: possibility to purchase advance tickets and skip the lines at all venues.
4. Immediate conﬁrmation, immediate entrance: the e-mail sent after purchase is all users need
to get into their booked event/s.
5. Transparent rates + oﬃcial tickets = no need to worry: Musement has established trusted
partnerships with venues and cultural institutions.
Musement website brings today’s UX paradigms to the world of arts and culture. On its
homepage www.musement.com customers can search within the oﬀered portfolio on the basis of
diﬀerent criteria (such as location, date and event category) and enjoy real-time dynamic results
or be inspired by the suggestions of the editorial team.
On the pages dedicated to each venue and event, basic yet crucial information such as opening
hours/time of event, address and map are complemented by tips, “things to know”, professional
reviews and extra historical/cultural content including photo galleries, videos, PDF documents
and other relevant media.
When a purchase is made, the system generates a code uniquely associated to the customer ID
and the print-out of the conﬁrmation page or e-mail is all that is needed to go straight to the
dedicated entrance desks at the venues, skipping payment lines.
Musement is your access to arts, made simple. Our mission is to fundamentally improve how
people discover and access art venues and events around the world, bringing unity and simplicity
to such fragmented market. Be inspired by our editorial team’s suggestions or ﬁnd your favourite
venue at www.musement.com. The company is based in Milano, Italy.
You can follow us at www.twitter.com/musement and www.facebook.com/musement.About TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 (http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2013/) is TechCrunch’s
fourth annual conference in New York City. The format combines top thought‐leader discussions
with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology‐
driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battleﬁeld,
where 30 new companies will launch for the ﬁrst time on stage, selected to present from more
than 1000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a
$50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is
April 27 ‐ May 1, 2013 at the Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street (at 8th Ave.) Manhattan, NY.