[MCN-L] Full programme for UKMW11 'The innovative museum: creating a brighter future' announced

Mia mia.ridge at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 12:49:57 UTC 2011


Dear MCN,

this is probably of particular interest to people based in the UK or Europe...

The short version: UK Museums and the Web will be ace, so book your
tickets for UKMW11, to be held at IWM London on November 25, at
http://ukmw11.eventbrite.com.

The longer version:
We’re excited about our keynote speaker, Mark O’Neill, who'll present
on '"The chaos of memories" – why we never learn from our corporate
experience and how we can change that'.  Mark is the founder and
leader of the UK Government’s ‘Skunkworks’, which brings together
developers and government in an innovative, collaborative, agile space
(and former CIO at the Department of Media, Culture and Sport).

We also have a day full of great papers lined up for you on our themes
of ‘Getting it right from the start’, ‘Redefining success’ and
‘Designing for the future’. Speakers in these sessions include:

* Peter Pavement, Surface Impression and Marc Steene, Pallant House
Gallery: Intensive collaboration between museum, developer and
participants
* Claire Ross, UCL and Tom Grinsted, IWM: Cultural Collaborative
Exchange: Collections, Social Interpretation, Partnerships and Project
Management
* Jane Finnis, Culture24: Let’s Get Real: How to Evaluate Online
Success’ – presentation of key findings and recommendations from
recent research.
* Alex Bromley, Rhiannon Looseley and Matthew Rose, Museum of London:
Integrating collections data to build sustainable online resources
* Luke Smith and Giv Parveneh, IWM: Lives of the Great War: Building
First World War life stories across archives through crowdsourcing
* Seth van Hooland and Max De Wilde, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Information and Communication Science Department, Ruben Verborgh and
Rik Van de Walle, Ghent University, IBBT, ELIS – Multimedia Lab,
Johannes Hercher, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam:
Bringing your collection into the Linked Data cloud: how to use Google
Refine to get more out of your metadata
* Joe Padfield, National Gallery: Presenting and Referencing High
Resolution Images on the Web
* Jon Pratty, Arts Council England: New ACE funding offers and
progress of the NESTA R&D work
* and our session chairs, Ross Parry, Carolyn Royston, Mia Ridge.

The annual UKMW conferences, convened by the Museums Computer Group,
have long been the place for high quality presentations and
discussions on the matters that are shaping museums online today. As
the UK heritage sector continues to live through difficult times, this
year’s conference is an opportunity to reflect on the new landscape
museums are now in, learn from inspiring speakers and network with
your peers.

As the MCG’s Spring Meeting in Brighton showed, a renewed emphasis on
partnerships inside and outside the sector will continue to challenge
museums to be more flexible in their working practices. Sharing the
stories of our successes and learning to discuss failures
constructively is more important than ever before. The conference will
frame solutions for the issues affecting the museum sector, and
feature positive case studies with actionable lessons.

The annual UKMW conferences, convened by the Museums Computer Group,
have long been the place for high quality presentations and
discussions on the matters that are shaping museums online today. As
the UK heritage sector continues to live through difficult times, this
year’s conference is an opportunity to reflect on the new landscape
museums are now in, learn from inspiring speakers and network with
your peers.  Find out more at
http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/2011/08/26/uk-museums-on-the-web-2011-2/

Book your tickets now at http://ukmw11.eventbrite.com/

Cheers, Mia



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