Next steps on the way to becoming a multidimensional art institution
Photo of a display in the exhibition «Matter. Non-Matter. Anti-Matter.« The display says "View" and there are small planet-like symbols.
Thu, May 11, 2023 4 pm – 7 pm CEST, Workshop
Language: English

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The three-part webinar series »What matters for virtual museums?« aims to foster exchange between museum institutions on topics related to museum presentation options of digital content in physical and virtual museum spaces.

With the aim to build a basic shared knowledge about which technical ways and creative means work and which competences are necessary for the respective implementation, international museum actors are invited to discuss current software and hardware solutions for museum presentation and mediation.

The idea of a metaverse, or metaverse, that has the potential to interconnect a wide variety of digital fields of activity and allow physical and virtual realities to converge ever further, is currently also promoting promising concepts in the museum field. As non-profit organizations, museums have a duty to work on decentralized approaches and methods in order to lay the foundations for a metaverse that is accessible and democratic and allows as many people as possible to participate in its creation.

The aim of the workshop is therefore, based on the already presented current concepts and realized case studies, to jointly draft possible future scenarios, on the basis of which potentials, but also critical aspects are to be discussed.

Because not only from museum to museum, but also from visitor to visitor, the requirements, but also the technical and social conditions are different. So what contribution can museums make to shaping the new digital spaces as an open and diverse field for learning, playing and experimenting? And how can they simultaneously represent themselves online and continue to embody their social function? 

The workshop is realized using the videoconferencing tool Zoom. It can be accessed either via the browser or as an app. During the workshop, we will divide you into break-out groups where you will work on case studies together with other participants. Please note: The speaker's contributions will be recorded and published afterwards, the break-out sessions will not be recorded. If you do not want to be recorded, please activate the camera and sound only during the break-out sessions.

The webinar series is part of the practice-based research and development project »Beyond Matter« and takes place in the context of the exhibition »Matter. Non-Matter. Anti-Matter« The project is funded by the European Commission and the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam)
Teresa Darian and Julian Stahl (Kulturstiftung des Bundes – dive in funding program)
Duncan Bass (Singapore Art Museum)

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