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Museum Ideas Study Day: Designing Museum Experiences in the Digital Age

The National Gallery and King’s College London jointly launched National Gallery X (NGX), a collaborative research & development programme exploring the potential of new technologies for galleries in the future © The National Gallery / King’s College London

Museum Ideas Study Day: Designing Museum Experiences in the Digital Age

Thursday 27 February 2020 at National Gallery X, London


The technologies maturing in the next ten years may 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 offer us the chance to rethink the relationship between people, institutions and objects.

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.

It will take place inside National Gallery X, the National Gallery’s new ‘infinite studio’ for creative research and development on the Gallery’s campus in London.

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 September 2019. Chris was previously Head of Digital and Publishing at The British Museum. He has run a startup and held senior digital roles in various media companies. Chris is a Sr. Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London and a Trustee of The Collections Trust and The Audience Agency. He has acted as an adviser to Arts Council England, The Canadian Council of the Arts, NESTA, The Humboldt Forum, and institutions in Norway, Singapore, Qatar and the UAE. Chris has a PhD from the University of Bristol and is currently completing an MPA in Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London.

Study Day Format: Working in small groups with a welcoming and generous atmosphere, study day participants will benefit from expert guidance and support coupled with hands-on, practical sessions. Places are limited to ensure every participant gets the most from the day. The ‘Designing Museum Experiences in the Digital Age’ study day takes place at National Gallery X on Thursday 27 February 2020. Registration will be at 10am and the event will close at 4.00pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Tickets are non-refundable but may be swapped between colleagues at the same organisation. If the workshop is postponed your ticket remains valid for the rescheduled date.


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