Call for applications: Workshop on digital performance in museums

NEMO is pleased to invite to a three-part workshop series organised by inDICEs – Measuring the Impact of Digital Culture. The free consultation workshop ‘Monitoring & Self-Assessing the Digital Performance in Museums’ takes place online from 10:00-12:00 CET on 5, 12 and 19 November 2021. Applications are welcome until 28 October.

16 people will be invited to join the workshop, which will focus on how museums can cope with a rapidly changing digital environment and how you can tap into its opportunities to support your organisation while at the same time avoiding pitfalls. Fred Truyen, professor at KU Leuven and member of the inDICEs project, is leading the workshops. 

Apply for the chance to learn how to monitor trends, design a digital strategy and assess your capacity and performance. Together, we will explore how digitized collections can become assets in a comprehensive digital strategy based on your core mission and ambition. You will learn how open access, online publishing and social media presence can be used to establish new relationships with stakeholders and empower citizens to actively engage with and contribute to your content. With special attention on how this can help in the development of a future-proof, sustainable business model.

  • Apply until 28 October by sending your statement of motivation (max. half a page) stating the organisation and your role + your CV to office@ne-mo.org.

Selected participants will be informed one week prior to the first session. The workshop series is open to all, but members of NEMO will be given certain priority.

Programme

5 November 10:00-12:00 CET: Organizational capacity and strategy
In this first session, we will delve deeper in the nature of our museum, try to understand how the digital fits in and/or affects our core mission, and will get some clues on how to develop an encompassing, realistic digital strategy.

12 November 10:00-12:00 CET: Digitization workflow
We will reflect on the goal of digitization efforts, think about identification and selection criteria for digital collections, but also go deeper into the data management and how it reflects on the supporting workflows. We will address issues of capability, skills and capacity. 

19 November 10:00-12:00 CET: Digital participation
In this last session, we will open up the traditional boundaries of digitization and explore the potential of digital user engagement, social media, and online community management. How does this fit in an overall digital-proof environment? It is also the time to make a joint assessment of the way forward. 

inDICEs - Measuring the Impact of Digital Culture

inDICEs aims at empowering the Cultural and Creative Industries and policy-makers to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitisation and innovate the reuse of cultural assets. NEMO is one of the project partners of the Horizon 2020 funded project.