The Department for Arts and Cultural Studies organized its first online symposium on 7 May, in which experts discussed their research on virtual museum visits and different ways of conveying content digitally, and engaged colleagues and students in discussions. Due to the enormous international interest, the symposium initiated by Professor Anja Grebe will continue on June 18, 2020.

Inspired by the great success of "Museums in Quarantine - New Opportunities for Collections I", the sequel "Museums in Quarantine II" is being expanded in two dimensions. On the one hand, setting the focus geographically beyond the German-speaking world, for example to the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga's presentations in Lisbon displaying new forms of communicating digital collections or creative participation formats on the World Wide Web. On the other hand, the content will widen and this time include topics such as online exhibitions, digital user research, collection visualizations and museum funding programs, alongside societal aspects like the sustainability of online offerings and stronger networking among the museums.

Establishing an internationally effective platform aims to exchange ideas on current challenges in the field of museum work and innovative concepts for collections, linking science and practice and creating sustainable discourses.

"Museums in Quarantine - New Opportunities for Collections II"

Date: 18 June 2020

Time: 14:00 to 17:00 GMT

Registration: until 18 June 2020, 13:00 GMT via the Xing online form on http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/museen-in-quarantaene

Organizer: Department for Arts and Cultural Studies

The event takes place in cooperation with the Master's program "Collection Studies and Management".

Attending the online symposium is free of charge

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