date: 14 December 2012
location: Plaza Futura, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The event "Museums of the Future" was a public event as part of the "COLLECTING AND PRESENTING BORN-DIGITAL ART … a matter of translation and (historical) knowledge", which was a working conference organized by Baltan Laboratories in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, 14 – 15 December 2012.

What happens if we move beyond any marketing strategists’ one-liners of ideas about the museum of the future becoming more social, open, co-produced, personalized, augmented, and outside, beyond its own walls? There seems no way around it that this will happen in more or less concrete forms, but how will this really affect the institute, the infrastructure of museums, and moreover the content that gets produced.

Moderators and organisers of the conference, all professionals working in the field of practice and theory of art, shed their light on the future and showed their favourite (sci-fi) visions of museums in the future. Thinking from the content we may witness another future.

Presentations by: Sarah Cook, Annet Dekker, Christiane Paul, and Layna White.
Screening: "Museum Futures: Distributed", a machinima record of the centenary interview with Moderna Museet’s executive Ayan Lindquist in June 2058. It explores a genealogy for contemporary art practice and its institutions, by re-imagining the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets, manufactories and academies.

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