Abstract

This Conversation session will curate an open exchange about museum futures by exploring design as both a form of cultural heritage and as a catalyst for socio-cultural agency. The confluence of this subject is extremely timely and relevant given the Victoria and Albert Museum’s transformative vision and influential, catalysing role in the impending Olympic Park redevelopment. As part of London’s single most significant cultural infrastructure project since the establishment of “Albertopolis” back in the 1850s, the museum is approaching “V and A East” as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to redesign the museum in response to the digital, democratic age. In this session, an invited panel of catalysts will initiate exploratory dialogue about the topic of museum futures through a set of different lenses: i.e. data, materiality, communication systems and curatorial design.

Keywords:

Design Culture; Cultural Heritage; Digital Cultural Heritage; Museology

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Jun 17th, 12:00 AM

Futurescaping The Museum

This Conversation session will curate an open exchange about museum futures by exploring design as both a form of cultural heritage and as a catalyst for socio-cultural agency. The confluence of this subject is extremely timely and relevant given the Victoria and Albert Museum’s transformative vision and influential, catalysing role in the impending Olympic Park redevelopment. As part of London’s single most significant cultural infrastructure project since the establishment of “Albertopolis” back in the 1850s, the museum is approaching “V and A East” as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to redesign the museum in response to the digital, democratic age. In this session, an invited panel of catalysts will initiate exploratory dialogue about the topic of museum futures through a set of different lenses: i.e. data, materiality, communication systems and curatorial design.

 

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