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International Museums Day: British Council Sina Weibo Event in China

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 … Continue reading International Museums Day: British Council Sina Weibo Event in China

International Museums Day 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

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 … Continue reading International Museums Day 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

New Book: Digital Future of Museums, Conversations and Provocations

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 … Continue reading New Book: Digital Future of Museums, Conversations and Provocations

SXSW: Time Machines, Museums and the Future of the Past

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 … Continue reading SXSW: Time Machines, Museums and the Future of the Past

Art (I)rrelevance Symposium: Academics, Collectors, Funders and Artists Talk Data, AI and Arts

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 … Continue reading Art (I)rrelevance Symposium: Academics, Collectors, Funders and Artists Talk Data, AI and Arts

Government can work! Seeing Culture is Digital come to life

At a time when confidence in  government is low and political cynicism is high, I wanted to share a story demonstrating that the public can still have a role in bringing about positive change through government (rather than despite of it). Part I:  The Idea It was close to three years ago when I was … Continue reading Government can work! Seeing Culture is Digital come to life