Amsterdam Museum Conference on the Digital Side of Museums - MuseumNext

Amsterdam Museum Conference on the Digital Side of Museums

Following the success of our one day conference on the digital side of museums in Berlin last Autumn, we’re pleased to announce that MuseumNext Tech will return with a conference in Amsterdam.

MuseumNext Tech will take place at the Tobacco Theatre in central Amsterdam, with speakers joining us from North America and Europe. Our opening keynote for the event will be Shannon Darrough, Director of Digital Media, MoMA.

He’ll be opening the Amsterdam conference with a thought provoking presentation about the cost of saying Yes too often, and present some strategies that make it easier to say no.

Shannon will be followed by two presentations on Games in Museums, with Dave Patten from Science Museum London and Michael Geithner from the DDR Museum in Berlin sharing their experiences.

The afternoon sessions at our Amsterdam conference will start with a short presentation from our conference sponsor, WUNDERThey strive to make digital art as globally accessible as possible, while simultaneously giving artists the opportunity to maximize their creative potential within this exciting contemporary medium.

This presentation will be followed by Laura Hubber from J. Paul Getty Museum talking about a new audio tour based on the Percy Jackson series of books. This will be followed by Jennifer Pullar from the Natural History Museum who will be speaking about the digitisation of 80 million objects and then Martin Gebhardt from adidas talking about creating rich contextualized digital history content.

A break will allow conference delegates to network and discuss the thought provoking talks that they have seen throughout the day, before the final three sessions.

These will start with Kate Huckle from the Royal Academy of Arts in London talking about online collections and the Netflix Effect. Kate will be followed by a Dutch duo Rolf Coppens, Founder & Creative Director, Grrr creative agency and Robin Holland, Web coordinator, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam who will share the story of the redevelopment of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam website.

The conference will be hosted by Sarah Berckenkamp from Bureau SBB.

MuseumNext Tech packs a huge amount into one day and is a must attend event for anyone working on the digital side of museums. The conference takes place in central Amsterdam on 5th October 2018. Full details of the conference and tickets can be found here.