Now online: NEMO Webinar on the next museum trends

 A card is placed on an antique socket, set before a lilac background. The white card reads "The search for meaning". Next to the writing two eyes are drawn in cartoonish style.

On 25 February 2021, Ece Özdil, founder of Jüniör facilitated a NEMO webinar that guided the participants in the search for meaning during the pandemic and a time of general questioning of the role and relevance of museums. By presenting museum trends and related design methods, she helps us reflect on a meaningful future for museums.

This year museums have found themselves in a world that is totally unpredictable and changing daily with new expectations and complicated tasks on their shoulders every day. These difficulties, together with the questions that have arisen continuously during the past few years, such as ‘what is the role of a museum?’, ‘how will museums change?’ and ‘how do they have to change?’, have guided the title of this webinar: The Search For Meaning. With this brief presentation, Ece will share eight museum trends and related design methods to rethink how to tackle especially the new kind of audience and phygital context museums have and so inform their short-, mid- and long-term actions accordingly. This webinar aims to touch on fundamental questions that are not focused on defining an ideological museum of the future or the future of digital technologies per se but rather aims to help museum-leaders and workers reflect on the meaningful future for their museums.

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Ece Özdil

Ece Özdil, founder of Jüniör, is a Milan-based Turkish designer. She has an interdisciplinary background advocating for a user-centric approach to the cultural sector. Ece holds a double Msc. in the area of Service Design and a PhD in Design for Cultural Heritage. She has extensive experience in gathering insights on people’s behaviours to inform the design of digital products, services and strategies. Throughout her career, Ece has collaborated with international design consultancies (among others Frog design, Fjord, EPAM Continuum and FFForward). She has been a public speaker at museum conferences (among others We are Museums 2018, MuseWeb 2019 and MuseumDigit 2019). In 2017, Ece founded Jüniör, a hyper-specialised design consultancy in service of innovation for the cultural sector. Jüniör’s mission is to improve, strengthen and transform people’s engagements with cultural institutions, while optimising the business of cultural endeavours.