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MCG's Museums+Tech 2019

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Museums+Tech 2019: openness

Friday October 18 2019

How can museums and other cultural organisations be more open in terms of their collections and processes, is openness always desirable, and what barriers might we have to overcome for truly open digital cultural heritage?

Museums and other cultural organisations have long been encouraged to be more open, in multiple senses of the word. From a technology point of view, this idea often centres on sharing collections data, producing open source software and tools, and developing open standards – all of which could have far-reaching implications for user engagement, future collaborations, and long-term preservation.

Don’t miss your chance to hear inspirational presentations and cutting-edge case studies, take part in discussions on the latest thinking in the digital museum world, and network with an international audience.

Museums Computer Group’s events are an opportunity to learn from experts and peers, and have an excellent track record for featuring a range of emerging and eminent speakers presenting on topics that matter to you now.

Come prepared to challenge speakers, ask questions and network in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We will also host an evening event open to all so you can continue the conversations started during the day.


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09:00 - Registration


10:00 - Chair’s Welcome: Dafydd James


10:05 - Venue Welcome


10:10 - Opening Keynote (Soon to be announced)


11:00 - Session 1: Lightning Talks

Beyond the Limits of Physical Space: Opening up the National Archives through Narrative Podcasting
Hannah Hethmon, H. Hethmon Consulting

User Perception of 3D Digital Copies of Heritage Objects
Kira Zumkley, University College London

Give Away Your Platform: Twitter Takeovers at the Royal Institution
Sarah Dick, Royal Institution of Great Britain

Your Data, Our Data, Their Data
Joanna Salter and Ben Raithby, National Maritime Museum

Opening up the National Gallery’s Collection Information
Joseph Padfield and Rupert Shepherd, The National Gallery, and Rob Tice, Knowledge Integration

The Making African Connections Digital Archive: Open Beyond Open Access
James Baker, University of Sussex


12:15 - Session 2: Opening Collections to New Audiences

Cultural Heritage as a Mean of Social Inclusion: Work in Progress in the CultureLabs Project
Luigina Ciolfi, Danilo Giglitto and Eleanor Lockley, Sheffield Hallam University, and Abir Tobji and Katy Ashton, People’s History Museum

Openness, Innovation and the National Gallery
Emma McFarland and Lawrence Chiles, the National Gallery

The Nomad Project
Sophie Dixon, Mnemoscene Ltd and Abira Hussein, All Change


13:15 - Lunch and AGM

All are welcome to attend our annual general meeting (AGM) during lunch.


14:15 - Session 3: Open data, Wikimedia, and Reuse

Open by Default: Wikimedia and Open Access at the National Library of Wales
Jason Evans, The National Library of Wales

Wikidata as a Platform for Linked Open Data About Collections
Martin Poulter, University of Oxford


15:15 - Break


15:35 - Session 4: Openness and Contemporary Issues

Looking for a New Strategic Approach: the Culture is Digital Digitisation Taskforce
Valerie Johnson, The National Archives

Why Isn’t Every Museum Like the Rijksmuseum?
Helen Casey, University of Hertfordshire

Finding the Nuance in Open Access During the Repatriation of Cultural Heritage
Andrea Wallace and Mathilde Pavis, University of Exeter


16:20 - Discussion


16:45 - Close


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Use of the British Library is by kind permission of the Trustees and Director of the British Library.

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