European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

MuseumNext - Europe's big conference on the digital sides of museums

23-25 May, 2012

Barcelona, Spain | Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and Museu Picasso



MuseumNext is Europe's big conference on social and digital media within the museum sector. We believe that technology is changing the expectations of museum audiences. They no longer want to have information just broadcasted at them, they want to create, to curate and to co-produce experiences.

The format of the conference will include presentations and workshops on the themes of:

Digital participation: Museums using technology to enable the public to participate in new and interesting ways whether this is inside or outside the gallery.
Keywords: play, mobile, augmented reality, community, crowdsourcing, participatory exhibits, co-production, social media, networking, game-based learning, open content

Digital marketing: Technology is giving us new tools with which to engage with our audiences, building relationships rather then just broadcasting at them.
Keywords: social media, conversation, community, analytics, audiences, personalisation, gaming, website, advertising, apps, metrics

Digital challenges: Technology has the potential to make museums better, but what shape will the MuseumNext take? What platforms or formats will we use and what challenges will these create?
Keywords: Future, invent, theory, predict, new technology, statistics, open data, new formats, smart objects, innovation, trends, strategy, organisational change, challenges


In keeping with the participatory philosophy of MuseumNext, we are now inviting members of our community to propose presentations for our conference in Barcelona on one of themes above.

Presentations should last fifteen minutes, delivering thought provoking insight, showcasing successful projects  revealing 'how to' or even sharing stories of when things have gone wrong. At the end of each session those listening should be able to take away real actionable advice which they can use within their own organisations.

In addition to these presentations, we also invite proposals for workshops which can be either 45 minutes or 1 hour 45 minutes on the three conference themes. These should teach participants new skills or technology in a fun and informative format.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words outlining your suggested presentation or
workshop session, including title, author, key themes, examples, links and what you expect delegates to take away from your session.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is December 15th 2011.



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