Planning the Digital Museum
Media & Technology
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
224 America's Center
Museums are going digital" to reach and engage with new global audiences, explore new and more effective business models, and leverage collections as platforms for creation and co-creation of knowledge and ideas. Successful digital engagement requires holistic planning and an "omnichannel" approach that adapts global technology trends to the cultural environment. This session will present models and methods that museums might use to make decisions, evaluate current practice, and integrate digital methods into their work. Panelists are contributors to the forthcoming Manual of Digital Museum Planning."
- Improve your understanding of how museums can use digital to enhance the visitor experience both inside and outside.
- Learn how to integrate digital projects across departments to ensure everyone can review, brief, and manage with confidence.
- Learn how to take an omnichannel" approach to digital technology that adapts global technology trends to the cultural environment."
LORD Cultural Resources
Ali has led projects in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia from New York and London. Until 2016 he served as CEO of Cinema Arts Network, an R&D consortium owned by sixteen of the UK's leading arts venues. During this period he worked with over 100 organisations, ranging from Mareel Art Centre in Shetland to Cisco Systems on building digital capacity in the cultural sector. He has engaged in planning and development for an array of clients, most recently the Virtual Museum of Canada and the City of San Antonio.
The British Museum
Chris Michaels is Head of Digital and Publishing at the British Museum. His mission is to embrace the potential of mobile, social and big data to transform the audience's experience of the museum. Chris was previously CEO at childrens' education mobile startup Mindshapes; Senior Vice President at the international media company Chorion; Digital Publisher at HarperCollins, and started his professional career in advertising. He holds a PhD in American Literature from the University of Bristol.
Vice President, Exhibitions, Research, and Design
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Executive Vice President/Chief Program Officer
American Alliance of Museums
Robert Stein is a museum leader, technology expert, and strategist with more than a decade of experience in the museum field heading up innovative projects and diverse teams. During that time, Rob has pioneered the adoption of open source tools for the museum community, created the world's first incentive-based loyalty program for visitor engagement, and has transformed the discussion about how technology can enhance and drive educational and public impact in museums.Stein currently serves as the executive vice president & chief program officer of AAM.