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Bata Shoe Museum announces digital initiative

Apr 10, 2015 Canada
Bata Shoe Museum announces digital initiative
As part of the celebrations of its 20th anniversary the Toronto-based museum is launching The World at Your Feet: A Global Mapping Project
The Global Mapping Project will offer a central hub for the world to share shoe stories during the Museum's anniversary year which runs from 6th May 2015 to 6th May 2016. The World at Your Feet expands on the Museum's own storytelling and extends the virtual shoe story platform to capture narratives from around the world.

"We are very excited about the Bata Shoe Museum's 20th anniversary and wanted to mark this significant accomplishment with a noteworthy endeavour that captures the multicultural importance of the Museum's world-renowned collection", stated Director Emanuele Lepri, adding: "The Museum's focus over the past 2 decades has been about sharing our stories. As the centre of footwear research, it was only apropos to open this up to the world and hear their stories as well." 

The Museum started to share videos and stories from its own collection on the interactive global map and will continue to do it until the 6th of May. By then it will be turn of everyone else to share their own stories. 

The anniversary year will also showcase several contemporary and bold art installations, avant-garde performances, inspiring lectures, entertaining and educational family programming, and exciting community partnerships.  A full list of 20th anniversary events and activities will be available in May.

The World At Your Feet:  A Global Mapping Project By The BSM can be found by visiting

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