Museum Digital Conference - MuseumNext

Museum Digital Conference

MuseumNext has been looking at the future of museums for almost a decade, and technology has always played a role in that. For several years we were described as Europe’s Major Museum Digital Conference.

Over last four years the subjects covered by MuseumNext have broadened to included everything from education to social justice, from leadership to entrepreneurship and offered less to those people working on the digital side of museums.

That’s why we’re launching MuseumNext Tech, a new conference focusing on the role which technology is playing in reshaping museums. For this conference which will take place in Berlin in October 2017 we have an amazing line up of speakers from seven countries.

Our speakers are:

Shelley Bernstein is the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives and Chief Experience Officer at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Shelley will be our opening keynote, sharing the story of her teams work to develop a wearable device to add to visitor experience.

Phil Stuart is the Creative Director at Preloaded in London will share his views on games in museums. His company is working with some of the most successful museums on the planet, so he’s got a unique perspective of this space.

Merete Sanderhoff is a Curator and Senior Advisor, Statens Museum for Kunst where she is working to provide free access to, and encourage re-use of, the museum’s digitised collections. She’ll be talking about her work to open up collections.

Hilary Knight is the Head of Digital Content at Tate where she works across the museums digital platforms. She’ll be sharing her latest work from Tate.

Peter Gorgels is the Internet Manager at the Rijksmuseum. Peter was responsible for developing the museum’s e-strategy and for the major redesign of the Rijksmuseum website, which coincided with the museum’s reopening after extensive renovations and he’ll talk about lessons from this project.

Barbara Thiele is the Head of Digital & Publishing at the Jewish Museum Berlin. Barbara will be talking about how the museum approaches digital and sharing recent projects.

Giuliano Gaia and Stefania Boiano are the cofounders of Invisible Studio. They will be talking about their recent work with artificial intelligence and chatbots.

Kajsa Hartig is the Senior Advisor, New Media Department at The Nordic Museum. Kajsa will talk about her latest work.

The conference will be hosted by MuseumNext founder Jim Richardson.

Our Museum Digital Conference will take place in Berlin, one of Europe’s leading tech hubs. The event will take place on Monday 30 October, making it easy for delegates to combine the event with a weekend in Berlin.

You can find more details of MuseumNext Tech on our website. Following the conference in Berlin, we expect to hold this museum digital conference every Autumn in Europe.