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The edible museum: the risk of putting a frame on food

This presentation was made by Elsa Vogts from Stellenbosch University in South Africa at MuseumNext Melbourne. Kayamandi is a marginalised and poor, mostly ethnically African community located a mere three kilometers away from the gastronomic hub of Stellenbosch, a predominantly white and wealthy town known for its wine farms and restaurants. Given this socio-economic, cultural …

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How can a museum build communities of trust?

This presentation was made by Kalewa Correa, Curator of Hawaiai & Pacific, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital & Emerging Media Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center at MuseumNext Melbourne. The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) Culture Lab creates a creative common space where artists and participants interact to co-create …

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Risk taking – choice or necessity?

Jervais Choo is Senior Assistant Director at the National Museum of Singapore, this presentation was made at MuseumNext Melbourne in February 2017. In this presentation Jervais shares the National Museum of Singapore’s considerations of the risks, challenges and opportunities faced in the adoption of not just technology, but also new ways of presenting and sharing …

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How SFMOMA made it’s audio-first, location aware app

This presentation was made by Keir Winesmith, Head of Web + Digital Platforms, SFMOMA at MuseumNext Melbourne in February 2017. in May of 2016, after a three year closure, an expanded SFMOMA reopened. To coincide with the opening the museum launched a gorgeous, immersive, location-aware, audio-first app. This being San Francisco, where there’s a cultural …

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A conversational shift to widening our audiences

Dina Jezdic, Adult and Tertiary Programmer, Auckland War Memorial Museum To be relevant, adult programming should problematize, criticise and challenge the status quo. Auckland Museum LATEs have been called daring because of their risky themese and allowing dangerous ideas to enter the safety of our walls. It is how we retain value within our communities, …

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Inviting tech companies to collaborate

The presentation was made by Ros Lawler, Digital Director, Tate at MuseumNext Melbourne on February 16th 2017. The IK Prize is presented by Tate for an idea that uses digital technology to innovate the way we discover, explore and enjoy British art in the Tate collection. Since 2014 the competition has brought digital innovators into …

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Made with, Played with, Remade

This presentation was made by Paula Bray, DX Lab Leader, State Library New South Wales at MuseumNext Melbourne in February 2016. DX Lab, the first innovation hub in a cultural heritage organisation in Australia, has been set up by the State Library of NSW to foster a culture of innovation, experimentation and creative risk taking …

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Redefining The Role Of The Museums In A Time Of Urgent Need

Many of today’s most pressing issues are science-based—the environment, human health, climate change, energy, bioterrorism, and others. It is more urgent than ever that the public understands these issues and has a reliable source of information about them. The American Museum of Natural History is a case study of how an institution can extend its …

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An Invitation To Connect: Turning The Museum Inside Out

The High Museum’s 2005 expansion featured a public piazza intended to serve as the heart of its campus. However, the space initially felt austere. From installing sculpture to offering art-making activities, the Museum has creatively experimented with integrating the space into the visitor experience. In 2013, design curator Sarah Schleuning and education director Virginia Shearer …

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