It was an honour to be asked by the British Council's Director of Arts in China, Rehana Mughal to participate in the discussion about the future of museums on IMD. I was joined by Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museums and Helen Jones of the Science Museum Group. The event was broadcast by Sina Weibo [...]
International Museums Day is on 18 May 2020 and in celebration of the theme equality and diversity, I curated an online exhibition on the topic - Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation - for ArtUK's new Curations platform. A selection of works from the exhibition below. ICOM UK is hosting a series of activities in partnership with [...]
I was delighted to be asked to be part of the book Digital Future of Museums: Conversations and Provocations by Keir Winesmith and Suse Anderson. I really enjoyed the discussion I had with Arthur Cohen, CEO of LaPlaca Cohen, the company behind Culture Track, which can be found in Conversation #10. The book also features [...]
I'm incredibly excited to be attending my first SXSW event. I've been working with my colleagues at Art Council England to develop the art programme and a series of panel discussions. I'll be moderating the session Time Machines, Museums and the Future of the Past in which I will be exploring the role of museums [...]
The inaugural 'AI and art futures symposium' (12 September 2019) explored the interplay of art market futures, art and data, and the role of the tangible and intangible artefact. Organised by UCL (Jo Townshend, UCL Enterprise and Innovation) and hosted by Barbican, the symposium considered the following topics: How the democratisation of art is shaping art [...]
I am proud to have been selected to give the keynote address at the Museums Computer Network (MCN) annual conference in San Diego (5-9 November). The theme is Interface: Communities + Museums and will explore the ways technology, platforms, and communities interface in museums.
I was invited to give closing remarks at The Messy Edge which was part of the Brighton Digital Festival in October. The Messy Edge highlights the perspectives and voices of those who are marginalised in the digital revolution. Bill Thompson, who leads R&D at the BBC, framed the day by highlighting the messy edges, not only [...]