Cultural Heritage Communities and Audiences in Today’s Digital Environment Conference

NEMO invites to a one day conference, organised within the framework of the European Cultural Heritage Summit, dedicated to digital technologies and cultural heritage, exploring the following topics linked to the Digital. Please note that registration is required!

  • Accessing cultural heritage through digital infrastructures
  • Digital competencies for museum professionals
  • How to make Digital Cultural heritage widely visible: the case of Digital Exhibitions

The conference takes place on Tuesday 19 June 2018 from 09:30 - 16:00 at the Museum for Communication Berlin on Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin-Mitte. It is co-organised by the Institut für Museumsforschung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (IfM), Istituto Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Mu.SA Project, Michael Culture Association and Museum für Kommunikation Berlin under the umbrella of the Network of European Museum Organisations, NEMO.

The conference language is English and there is no entrance fee. Please note that registration is required! Since the conference is fully booked and that the registration has closed.

In the evening of Tuesday 19 June, NEMO and its partners invite to the event A Museum Night Out - Dance at the Museum at the Museum for Communication Berlin. All participants at the conference are very welcome to attend the event celebrating museums and European cultural heritage! For more information and registration please click here.


9:30-10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

10:00-10:30 Official opening and presentation of IfM, the Network of European Museum Organisations, Michael Culture, Istituto Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna and Mu.SA project.

10:30-12:30 : Part 1
Making cultural heritage accessible: digital infrastructures and new competencies for museum professionals
Moderator Margherita Sani, Istituto Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna 
A session organized by the Istituto Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna in collaboration with the Mu.SA Project

10:30 - 11:00 : Keynote
Pier Luigi Sacco, Professor of Cultural Economics at IULM Milan and Advisor to the EU Commission for Culture for the European Year of Cultural Heritage: Audience and access in the digital era

11:00 - 12:30 : Presentation of case studies

  • Dirk Houtgraaf, former Programme Director at Digital Heritage Netherlands
    - Museums in the international information infrastructure. Do we know what will happen? And what are we going to do?
  • Francesca Ricci, Istituto Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna
    - Sharing data, sharing values: re-use of regional catalogues
  • Melanie Lauer, Media Officer at the Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
    - The new normal. Reinventing our digital strategy
  • Achilles Kameas, Coordinator at Mu.SA project
    - Empowering museum professionals with digital and transversal skills

12:30-13:30 : Lunch

Lunch break programme

  • Emphos Project presented by Luca Zan, University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Museums and video games, a case of success: the Father and Son's experience presented by Ludovico Solima, University "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples (Italy)
  • Cultural Heritage: innovative audience development best practices for community engagement', Antonio Carlos Ruiz Soria, Economía Creativa (Spain)

13:30-15:30 : Part 2
How to make Cultural Heritage widely visible : the case of Digital Exhibitions
Moderator: Monika Hagedorn-Saupe
A session organized by Institut für Museumsforschung and Michael Culture network

13.30 – 14.30 : Keynotes

  • Marie-Veronique Leroi, French Ministry of Culture, and Anne-Myrtille Renoux, the Louvre  Museum: Coordinating digital innovation in museums
  • Susan Hazan, Israel Museum: Performing the Digital Museum

14:30-15:30 : Presentation of case studies

  • Klaus Kempf, N.N., Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Virtual exhibition: Martin Luther und die Reformation in Bayern
  • Maria Teresa Natale, Michael Culture/ ICCU: Creating virtual exhibitions with MOVIO
  • Ina Neddermeyer, Zeppelin Museum: I want to see how you see – Curatorial practices of exhibiting virtual reality

15:30 pm -  16:00 pm : Conclusions

The conference programme can also be downloaded by clicking here.