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Museum Ideas 2012 Conference: The Era of Participatory Culture

© Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Museum Ideas 2012 International Conference: Museums in the Era of Participatory Culture

“Clever, delightful and thought provoking. Great collection of people thinking innovatively and with passion” – Helen Divjak, London Transport Museum

The inaugural Museum Ideas international conference took place at the Museum of London Docklands on Wednesday 3rd October 2012. With leading contributors from the US and UK, the event proved popular and welcomed an international audience. Key themes included digital engagement, well-being and audience participation. The conference was chaired by Ben Gammon.

Speakers included:

Robert Stein – Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art
Francesca Rosenberg – Director of Community and Access Programs, Museum of Modern Art
Sharon Ament – Director of Public Engagement, Natural History Museum, London, and newly appointed Director, Museum of London
Jennifer Scott – Vice Director, Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn
Seb Chan – Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City
Lisa Junkin – Education Coordinator, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago
Jane Burton – Head of Content and Creative Director, Tate Media
Adam Rozan – Audience Development Manager, Oakland Museum of California
Tony Butler – Director, Museum of East Anglian Life

Museum Ideas 2012 was sponsored by:
Antenna International / BECK / Cogapp / Electrosonic / ISO / MET Studio / Meyvaert


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