On May 23, 24 and 25, Barcelona will host MuseumNext, one of the leading international conferences on future trends in the cultural sector.Jim Richardson (SUMO) came up with the idea for MuseumNext five years ago as a forum in which to share experiences and talk about how new developments in technology and participation are changing museums.
The CCCB has worked alongside Museu Picasso, MACBA and MNAC to prepare this year’s congress, and will also host some of the activities.
350 professionals from 34 countries of the world have registered for MuseumNext 2012, and the conference has sold out.
From the CCCB, we will bring you media coverage of MuseumNext including daily roundups and interviews with participants.
- Follow conference updates with the hashtag #MuseumNext. The conference organisers have created a Twitter List with all of this year’s delegates. The official conference account is @MuseumNext.
- The CCCB (@cececebe) and CCCB Lab (@cccblab) accounts will be tweeting practical information for participants as well as the key ideas over the three days of MuseumNext.
- See the CCCB Lab blog for special coverage of the event http://www.cccb.org/lab/museumnextcoverage including video interviews and daily chronicles. We will announce blog updates on Twitter.
- You can watch the four keynote presentations live via videostreaming on the CCCB website: Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May at 10 am and 2 pm.
What are the core themes of MuseumNext?
MuseumNext 2012 is organised around 4 keynotes, 30 presentations and 2 workshops that explore three core themes: participation, digital marketing and future challenges. The Picasso Museum will be the conference hub and reception venue for delegates on Wednesday May 23. On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 the presentations will be held at the CCCB and the MACBA Auditorium.
The four MuseumNext keynotes that you will be able to watch live by videostreaming are:
- Nancy Proctor (Smitshonian), who will present her museum’s digital strategy (Thursday 24 – 10 am)
- Hein Wils (Stedelijk Museum) and Ferry Piekart (freelance consultant), who will talk about how to integrate augmented reality into cultural projects (Thursday 24, 2 pm)
- Robin Dowden and Nate Solas (Walker Art Center), who will explain the process of creating their groundbreaking new website (Friday 25 – 10 am)
- Jason daPonte (The Swarm), who will look at creative and innovative ways in which museums can make the most of mobile technology (Friday 25 – 2 pm)
Workshops and presentations
MuseumNext also includes 2 workshops and 30 presentations of projects and ideas from international museums, ranging from how to make the best of social network analytics to initiatives for collaboration and co-creation with users, projects that use open-data or Wikipedia, and assessing the use of mobile apps. The speakers include leading experts from MOMA, the TATE gallery, the Van Gogh Museum, the Manchester Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy and the Museum of Toulouse, among others.
The participating Catalan institutions will also present some of their projects: MACBA will talk about Radio Web MACBA and the Itinerary feature on its new website, the Museu Picasso will present its social networks strategy, the Miró Foundation will talk about its Play Miró application and the CCCB will present its co-creation project Global Screen.
On the afternoon of May 23, MNAC has programmed The Digital Age: What are we doing at Catalan Museums? a preliminary open session in which seven local institutions will discuss their experience developing projects on the Internet or on social networks.