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Digital Engagement Seminar: Participation, Risk Taking and Experimentation

FREE Museum Ideas 2017 seminar
Event: Digital Engagement Seminar: Participation, Risk Taking and Experimentation
Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Time: 2.40pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Terrace Gallery, Museum of London

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Digital technologies have created exciting new possibilities for museum audiences to engage more widely and more deeply with cultural heritage content and collections. This special pre-conference seminar will examine a wide range of digital participation and explore how both social media and interactive online activity that embraces unpredictability, improvisation and fun can produce a fresh approach to audience engagement.

How to book: This special pre-conference seminar is FREE to attend for Museum Ideas 2017 delegates. To reserve your place please email Space on the seminar is limited so please book now to secure your seat. Not booked your Museum Ideas 2017 ticket yet? Find out more and book your ticket today

Contributors to this seminar include:

• Sharna Jackson, director/writer/curator
Sharna Jackson is a director/writer/curator working across digital, arts, publishing, education and entertainment. Recent roles include curator of Playground at Site Gallery, curator of the Design Ventura Conference at Design Museum, director of #squad34, a programme of digital activity for young people in Kent, writer and producer of the family audio guide from The Broad Museum in LA, and the Director of Creative, Content and Interactive at Hopster. Sharna launched Tate Kids in 2008, which won Webbys, Lovies and was nominated for Children’s BAFTAs three times.

• Russell Dornan, Web Editor, Wellcome Collection
Russell Dornan looks after Wellcome Collection’s website, blog and social media channels. He is responsible for commissioning and editing digital content and for developing digital projects related to exhibitions and other work carried out at Wellcome Collection. His role includes building their audience across social media platforms and bringing social media into the venue in different ways.

• Andrew Lewis, Data and Insights Architect, Natural History Museum, London
Andrew Lewis is a creative and energetic digital manager with 15+ years’ experience designing, developing and delivering award-winning digital services in museums, libraries and cultural services. Andrew has been a Digital Content Delivery Manager for both the Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum, where he is now Data and Insights Architect. Andrew is a strong believer in user-experience focussed design.

• Adam Corsini, Archaeology Collections Manager, Museum of London
Adam Corsini is Archaeology Collections Manager at the Museum of London. In recent years, his focus has turned towards public engagement, adding public presentation training to volunteer projects. His most recent volunteer programme, ‘Unearthing Outer London’, has explored the possibilities of public participation, fusing collections work with public engagement, resulting in sector-leading models of best practice for both museum volunteering and visitor involvement.

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