Elisabeth is Collections Strategist, at the Stockholm County Museum, with a focus on digital collecting.
She has a background as photographer at different museums but since 2011 her work has focused on developing digital tools and strategies for working inclusive and participatory with collecting in collaboration with the citizens of the Stockholm region.
Previously she managed the project Images for the future/Bilder för framtiden (2011-2013) resulting in a set of recommendations on how to collect digital born photography in Sweden. In the Collecting Social Photo project the exploration of collecting the digital has evolved into a broader investigation of the social digital photograph and its consequences for museums and archives working with contemporary photography collections.
Elisabeth’s interest in museums lies in the convergence of inclusive community work, digital media, photography, collecting and collection management.
MuseumNext Digital Summit
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Crowdsourced Digital Born Collections Panel
Collecting digital born heritage, from and with communities and individuals, requires successful engagement initiatives by museums and archives. This forces us to think about and rethink inclusion as well as power relations. Another aspect of collecting is the impact of user experience and design of technical platforms on the result. Collecting projects are an opportunity to create awareness about museums and archives as repositories for peoples’ visual heritage. To successfully collect with communities and audiences requires building trust in institutions. The Nordic research project Collecting Social Photo has during three years explored how museums and archives need to adapt work practices around crowdsourced digital born collections, which includes experimenting around interaction and technology, developing inclusive initiatives and adopting flexible work methods. During this panel the project team will share their hands-on experience from recent collecting projects and what was learned.
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