We were excited to host our first knowledge sharing event on 13th November 2012, Living in the Digital World: Horizon Scanning for Museums. This roundtable event brought together a small number of museum professionals to discuss how museums could thrive in the increasingly digital landscape by exploring innovations, opportunities for collaboration and funding sources.
Our 16 delegates gathered at the Pitt Rivers Museum and questions and ideas began bubbling immediately over coffee. The event officially began with thoughts and provocations from our four expert panelists who gave their over-view of the key digital issues facing museums. Delegates and panelists then entered into a lively and illuminating conversation.
A full summary of the event can be found on our blog and includes podcasts and transcipts of the opening provocation delivered by our panelists.
Delegates said they found the day positive and informative, and the roundtable format “excellent” for providing an “opportunity to meet other colleagues and discuss key ideas”.
Many delegates expressed a keen interest in discussing specific elements touched on during the day in more depth, particularly social media, digital learning, website design, copyright and intellectual property, and apps and augmented reality.
ASPIRE wants to programme events that meet sector needs so we are now exploring opportunities to hold follow up sessions on some of these topics.
Check out the ASPIRE Events calendar to see our upcoming digital events.