"Speaker: Sarah Giersing, Curator, Museum of Copenhagen
Slides can be viewed at slideshare.net/Sarah_Giersing/sharing-is-caring-sarah-giersing
tweets at twitter.com/sarahgiersing
Sharing is not only about creating access to museum collections. It is about sharing the authority to interpret and augment these. Although many museums have embraced participatory information sharing, few have yet let it affect their information accumulating activities of cataloguing and collecting. The WALL in Copenhagen suggests new ways to let audiences explore and discuss their city’s history as well as shape and document digital future heritage. This presentation explores how this concept is unfolding in Copenhagen – and in the very different cultural and political climate of Cairo, where an adaptaion of the WALL is currently underway.
Sarah works as a curator at Museum of Copenhagen. She creates exhibitions, carries out social outrach programmes as well as project manages the mobile, digital exhibition called the WALL. The WALL has been awarded with the United Nations World Summit Award for e-Content and Creativity in 2011 as well as Gold and the Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award at MUSE 2012. The projects Sarah is involved with all revolve around user-generated material. She is currently working on a research article called ”Topography of belonging”, which probes the democratization of curating and collecting practices through participatory museum activities."