Incubators, Co-working Spaces, and the Future of Museums

Track
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
263 America's Center
Description
This session explores different models of coworking spaces and incubators in museums. It draws on two current models that have been running successfully in the United States and Australia. Attendees will hear open, frank stories from those running these spaces as well as from a resident who works from one.
Learner Outcome
  1. Gain an overview of how mission-aligned incubators and coworking spaces inside museums have the potential to transform the field.
  2. Gain an understanding of different models of incubators and coworking inside museums for art, science, and history museums.
  3. Gain an understanding of some of the benefits for tenants/residents in these spaces, as well as for museum staff.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Dan Koerner
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director
Bio
Dan is the director of Sandpit, one of the companies/artists co-located at ACMIx.
Presenter: 
Elizabeth Merritt
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
VP Strategic Foresight & Founding Director, CFM
Organization: 
American Alliance of Museums
Bio
Elizabeth Merritt is the founder of the Center for the Future of Museums and will moderate this session
Presenter: 
Julia Kaganskiy
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director, NEW INC
Organization: 
New Museum
Bio
Julia is director of NEW INC at the New Museum.
Presenter: 
Katrina Sedgwick
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director & CEO
Organization: 
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Bio
Katrina is the Director/CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the founder of ACMIx, ACMI's co-working space
Presenter: 
Tui Te Hau
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
General Manager - Mahuki, Innovation Hub
Organization: 
Te Papa Museum of New Zealand