"Speaker: Jacob Wang, Head of Digital Media, The National Museum of Denmark
Slides available at slideshare.net/jacobwang/the-digital-museum-as-platform
Jacob tweets at twitter.com/jacob_wang
The National Museum needs a digital revolution and the hard work has begun! But what does it look like when a “digital museum” is built – not from the ground up, but from the messy place known as “now”? Who are the participants in such an effort, what is needed from them and how will they (we) be changed in the process? Museums are organizations in the “forever-business”, so how do we plan our activities for them to be both relevant today and valuable in the far future?
In my talk, I will share some of the core challenges the National Museum is facing (primarily as a digital museum) and suggest ideas and principles with which to tackle them: government 2.0, lean startup methodologies, hacker-mentality, in-house digital hacktivism, crowd-sourcing and community-engagement, the ‘self-conscious-generous-meta-museum’ and other more or less homegrown strategies “to do work that matters”.
Jacob is working with digital heritage, collection management, web and new media, social and mobile tech, linked open data, semantic web, mash-ups and digital exhibit design. At the National Museum he develops and manages projects, raise funds, networks and collaborates with people and institutions internally as well as externally."