Organizer/moderator: Merete Sanderhoff, Researcher and Project Manager, Statens Museum for Kunst, SMK - @msanderhoff
The words by Michael Edson, referred to in the welcome speech, are:
"Sharing, as a deeply moral impulse to take the knowledge, beauty, and secrets that we know are there, locked within our organizations, and make them available to every person on earth.
And caring, as a manifestation of our collective duty to ensure that everyone in society has access to the full spectrum of ideas, experiences, and resources that they need to live happy and successful lives."
"Speaker: Jasper Visser, digital strategist, Inspired by Coffee
Slides can be viewed at http://www.slideshare.net/jaspervisser/the-future-is-about-attitute-not-technology-sharing-is-caring-2012
Follow Jasper at http://www.twitter.com/jaspervisser
To say the digital revolution has changed the world is like opening a novel on a dark andstormy night, to paraphrase global strategist Pankaj Ghemawat. Yet it has. Audiences change, their expectations change, funding changes… Museums will have to adapt to this new reality and reinvent their role in society to remain relevant in years to come. However,this has more to do with dramatically changing their attitude than with an increased focus on the use of technology. In this high-paced presentation digital strategist Jasper Visser will summarize good practices for museums to remain relevant in the 21st century, drawing from his international experience as a consultant for cultural institutions. The presentation will present actionable lessons the audience can take home and apply in their institution.
Jasper is a cultural innovator, digital strategist and co-founder of Inspired by Coffee, an agency for digital strategy. He helps organisations discover new ways to reach and engage their audiences with a special focus on new media, technology and innovative business models. Jasper worked on a variety of projects worldwide, most notably the Museum of National History in the Netherlands, where he was responsible for digital strategy and participation. Other recent clients include the Qatar Museum Authority (Doha), ArtEZ Institute of Arts (Arnhem) and SICA (Amsterdam). Together with Jim Richardson of SUMO he developed the Digital Engagement Framework to help organisations excel in the digital age. Jasper regularly speaks internationally about cultural innovation, gives workshops and keeps the blog themuseumofthefuture.com."
Speaker: Jill Cousins, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation
Tweets @ http://www.twitter.com/jilcos
European Memory institutions have been the custodians of our culture for many a year. They preserve, conserve, and now digitise our past. Creating access to this huge repository means creating some common ground where both providers and users can play and gain new partnerships and new innovations. Europeana has been facilitating workshops for just over a year aimed at developing a European Cultural Commons, where caring is sharing and the world is possibly a richer place.
"Speaker: Sarah Giersing, Curator, Museum of Copenhagen
Slides can be viewed at http://www.slideshare.net/Sarah_Giersing/sharing-is-caring-sarah-giersing
tweets at http://www.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."