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MuseumNext: 19 to 21 April 2015

MuseumNext is Europe’s major conference on the future of museums. The event brings together delegates from around the world to discuss ‘what’s next?’ across all aspects of the museum including architecture, exhibitions, technology, skills, collections, conservation, purpose and leadership.  MuseumNext 2015 will take place in the Swiss city of Geneva. 

Tickets are £500 and you can book now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museumnext-geneva-tickets-12542530045

For more information please visit: www.museumnext.com

Sunday, 01.02.2015
16:00 (Cet)

 
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MuseumNext is Europe’s major conference on the future of museums. The event brings together delegates from around the world to discuss ‘what’s next?’ across all aspects of the museum including architecture, exhibitions, technology, skills, collections, conservation, purpose and leadership.  MuseumNext 2015 will take place in the Swiss city of Geneva.  Keynote speakers include:

Gail Dexter Lord
Gail Dexter Lord has extensive experience in the museum and cultural sector.  Her in-depth knowledge of museum audiences and sensitivity to the cultural resources that all communities have, as well as their need to nurture and develop those resources for the public benefit make Gail particularly effective in planning for innovative approaches to cultural organisations.  Art museums and contemporary art centres employing her expertise include Tate in London, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, the Villa Stuck and Lenbachhaus in Munich, the International Center of Photography in New York and many more.

Jake Barton
Jake Barton, principal and founder of Local Projects, uses storytelling and moments of listening to create interactive museum and public space experiences. Media design company Local Projects, is reinventing public space through media, creating meaning and connections. By engaging audiences through emotion and technology, Barton develops new ways for people to interact with art, cities, history and one another.  Recognised as a leader in the field of interaction design for physical spaces, and in the creation of collaborative storytelling projects where participants generate content. Clients include National 9/11 Memorial Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, SFMOMA, StoryCorps, GE, Johnson & Johnson, BMW Guggenheim Lab, Cleveland Museum of Art, Seaworld, Microsoft, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Top of the Rock and the Sugar Hill Museum of Children’s Art and Storytelling.

 

The conference will also feature speakers from:
MoMa (USA)
TATE (UK)
Stedelijk Museum (The Netherlands)
Science Museum (UK)
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (USA)
Olympic Museum (Switzerland)
Vitra Design Museum (Germany)
Brooklyn Museum (USA)
Minneapolis Institute of Arts (USA)

Presentation topics such as The Sociable Museum, looking at museums’ mission to capture a bigger role within popular culture through generating conversations both within their venues and beyond their walls; AudiencesNext, exploring how young people engage with museums; there will be workshops on Entrepreneurial Museums, focusing on themes such as the co-production of exhibitions, partnerships with non-museum institutions and businesses, opening the museum building to other activities: Wearable Technology; Transforming Museums through Games; and social events, city tours and exhibitions will take place over several locations in the Old Town area of Geneva.

The international nature of MuseumNext often means that we bring together delegates from very different organisations that are facing similar challenges.  At the end of the conference delegates will be fully equipped to apply their newfound knowledge to their own organisations, to further develop relationships with their new connections and create innovative projects and develop ideas together.





 
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