UK Museums on the Web (UKMW12)
Friday, 30 November 2012 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)
Strategically Digital: UK Museums on the Web 2012
The annual UKMW conferences, convened by the Museums Computer Group, have long been the place for high quality presentations and discussions on the matters that are shaping museums online today.
The theme for UKMW12 is ‘strategically digital’. The conference will be an opportunity to take a step back from the everyday and think strategically about the impact of the digital revolution on your museum and on the sector as a whole. As always, UK Museums on the Web is a day for being inspired by the latest ideas, for learning from case studies grounded in organisations like your own, and for networking with other technologists, curators, managers, learning and marketing specialists in the museum and heritage sector.
Morning tea break generously sponsored by Adlib
Afternoon tea break generously sponsored by Deeson Online
- Paul Rowe, CEO, Vernon Systems Ltd on 'What do we want from online collections?'
- Andrew Dobson, Technical Director, Grand Union (formerly of BSkyB) on 'The rise of creative technology'
Session: Lessons from the sector
- Victoria and Albert Museum: The realities of moving to Digital First
- Tate: Tate’s Digital Strategy: The Times They Are A-Changin’
Session: Turning strategy into reality
- Digital Humanities at King’s College: Curation and Impact for the Digital Age
- Guardian: The rapidly changing face of the digital audiences
- Collections Trust: Share or sharealike – deciding how, when and where to share your digital content
Session: Putting digital strategy in context
- UCL and IWM: The Positives and Negatives of Digital R&D
- Strategic Content Alliance: Organisational Transformation and Sustainability
- Caper: People not Products: a radically different approach to digital strategy
- Digitally enabling the modern museum and its staff;
- Sustaining the digital agenda and the realities of digital strategies and organisational change;
- The complexities of digital engagement and the impact of social media on audience expectations;
- Relevant case studies that situate digital projects within organisational strategic objectives, or papers that draw actionable lessons from an overview of the national and international heritage sector.
By remaining in touch with the leading edge of research, the politics of policy, as well as the day-to-day realities of professional work, UKMW continues to appeal to practitioners and academics, technologists and curators, policy makers and the commercial sector – with over 100 delegates from across the sector attending each year. The event has built a reputation for the calibre of its speakers, the affordability and accessibility of its content, as well as the focus of its debate.
More information about the event can be found on the Museums Computer group website. Please note, we cannot accept payment on the day of the conference. If you would like to attend, please ensure you register in advance. Formal registration will close at the end of the day on 28 November. It is still possible to register after this date but please ensure that you bring your eventbrite confirmation email with you to guarantee entry to the conference.