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

We Are Museums 2015

31 May - 02 June

Berlin, Germany | Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin


At the intersection of innovation and museum ecosystems, We Are Museums is a 2-day event for forward-thinking and imaginative professionals. Created in 2013, We Are Museums is a platform for all the challenges that await museums in a globalised and more complex ecosystem.

Two previous meetings were held in Vilnius, Lithuania (2013) and Warsaw, Poland (2014), with the aim of establishing a comprehensive platform to train future museum and culture leaders. Key themes like 3D printing, copyright issues, digital strategy building, evaluation, smart business models and groundbreaking projects have been covered by outstanding senior professionals from the most renowned institutions worldwide.

Through plenary sessions, workshops and collective work, delegates will be able to be an active part of the future of museums and to nurture their work experience through a fruitful debate with other experts in the field. Delegates will be able to take part in a 3-session series with Sree Sreenivasan, Tech guru and Chief Digital Officer from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to challenge themselves professionally and learn all about the life of a museum professional running their department like a startup. Essential talks on team- building, mobile apps, storytelling, business models for museum merchandising, internet art and curation and conquering global audiences will be given by such institutions as the Palace of Versailles, the British Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, the Van Gogh Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art and more.

The panel of speakers includes:

  • Micah Walter (US), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Digital & Emerging Mediadepartment
  • Sree Sreenivasan (US), Metropolitan Museum of Art , Chief Digital Officer
  • Mirjam Wenzel (DE), Jewish Museum Berlin, Head of Media
  • Robert Stein (US), Dallas Museum of Art, Deputy Director
  • Chris Michaels (UK), The British Museum, Head of Digital and Publishing
  • Ewelina Bajak (PL), Warsaw Rising Museum, Project Manager
  • Eric Jouvenaux (FR), Musée d'Orsay, online content editor and community manager
  • Katarzyna Grabowska (PL), Warsaw Rising Museum, External Exhibition Department , Head Specialist
  • Edith Schreurs (NL), Van Gogh Museum, Consultant Online Media
  • Elise Albenque (FR), Palace of Versailles, Marketing and Partnership Department Manager
  • Mélanie Leroy-Terquem (FR), French National Library, Gallica Product Owner


Alongside the keynote speakers, some of the most dynamic startups evolving in the cultural world, like Vastari, Museotechniki, or MadPixel, have been invited to come and share their vision. Delegates will be able to complement their acquisition of new thought processes by choosing two 1-hour workshops working as toolboxes to give delegates practical skills to build their strategy on Twitter, free-licensing, or Ibeacons or digital empowerment.

We Are Museums will be held at the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Other local partners will be the Betahaus, DDR Museum, Museumsportal Berlin, ArtConnect Berlin and Fountain of Youth.

Registration for the conference is essential and is now open on the museum website.

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