The technologies maturing in the next ten years will reshape what it means to be a museum more than any others in the last 250 years. As the internet merges with the physical world, 5G telecoms, AI, blockchain, robotics and more, it offers us the chance to rethink the relationship between people, institutions and objects.
Designing Museum Experiences in the Digital Age
Study Day, 14 June, National Gallery X, London
In this study day, led by National Gallery Digital Director Chris Michaels, you will co-create your own new kinds of future museum experience and test them with real audiences. The workshop will let you learn through hands-on experience about emerging technologies, co-design practise and ways to build open innovation into your procurement and project management.
The workshop will take place inside National Gallery X, the National Gallery’s ‘infinite studio’ for creative research and development, collaboration and experimentation, on the Gallery’s campus in London.
Workshop leader: Workshop leader Chris Michaels is Director of Digital, Communications and Technology at The National Gallery, London. He is the founder of National Gallery X, a creative R+D programme and innovation studio launched in 2019. In 2021 he was named an AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Engagement Fellow, a Bloomberg Technology Fellow and a 5G Trailblazer by Ericsson. Chris is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, has a PhD from the University of Bristol, and an MPA in Innovation and Public Purpose from University College London.
Study Day Format: Working in small groups with a welcoming and informal atmosphere, study day participants will benefit from expert guidance and support coupled with hands-on, practical sessions.
Tickets: Click ‘Select options’ below to reserve tickets. Book with colleagues for multiple delegate discounts — tickets available on a sliding scale from £137 per person. Book your ticket online below or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer to be invoiced.
Reduced rate tickets are available for museum workers who may often be excluded from training and professional development opportunities, including people of colour, LGBTQ+ and working class members of staff, people with a disability, front of house staff, students, freelancers, those working at small independent museums, and people new to the sector. Reduced rate tickets are £97 – email email@example.com to book a ticket at the reduced rate.
Tickets are non-refundable but may be swapped between colleagues at the same organisation and between different study days (if places are available). If the workshop is postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions your ticket remains valid for the rescheduled date.