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Museums in the Era of Participatory Culture

2 October 2014

London, United Kingdom  | Museum of London


The Museum Ideas 2014 International Conference will focus on the exploration of 'Museums in the Era of Participatory Culture'. The international panel of speakers will trigger a debate about the latest groundbreaking ideas about participatory practice, leading-edge digital initiatives, innovative storytelling, interpretation and exhibition design, progressive public engagement, inventive and inclusive programming.

Hosted by event partner the Museum of London on 2 October, this leading international conference will offer an opportunity for professional inquiry and development with a packed schedule of progressive sessions from leading thinkers in the global museum community.

The panel of speakers will include:

• Jake Barton, designer and storyteller
Created the media design for 9/11 Memorial Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and the groundbreaking Gallery One at the Cleveland Museum of Art - plus responsible for the collaborative storytelling project StoryCorps

• Silvia Filippini-Fantoni, interpretation expert, technologist and lecturer
Director of Interpretation, Media and Evaluation, Indianapolis Museum of Art

• Zeev Gourarie, curator and teacher
Director of Science and Collections, MuCEM - Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

• Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, curator and collections specialist
Head of Collections, Science Museum and board member, Collections Trust

• Agnès Alfandari, curator, editor, digital creator and strategist
Director Deputy, Cultural Production & Strategy, Musée du Louvre

• Pille Runnel, writer, curator, editor and academic researcher
Research Director, Estonian National Museum and Director, World Film Festival

• Sree Sreenivasan, commentator, technology journalist and digital media professor
Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC


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