The Museum in a Digital World

Museum professionals are facing the challenges imposed by digital transformation: from September 4th – 15th, the Belvedere Museum, in cooperation with the University of Continuing Education Krems, is hosting a two-week course targeted at 14 professionals working at museums to develop their data and technology skills.

The Belvedere Research Centre and the University of Continuing Education Krems have succeeded in obtaining a grant of EUR 99,000 by the Getty Foundation to fund the course The Museum in a Digital World: Strategies - Methods – Tools.  A grant up until now only awarded to renowned universities such as UCLA, Harvard, Duke in the USA or ETH Zurich in Europe.

Saskia Scheltjens, Rijksmuseum

Keynote Lecture The Art of Information and Data in Museums

One highlight of the program is the public keynote lecture held by Saskia Scheltjens (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam) scheduled for September 14th,7pm to 9pm at Blickle Kino / Belvedere 21 and accessible via stream. Saskia Scheltjens is an expert in the field of Open Data and has headed the Research Services Department at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam since 2016.

Her expertise has been instrumental during the development and implementation of the Rijksmuseum’s digital strategy , a museum internationally regarded as a pioneer in this field. Her lecture will give insight on how to deal with cultural data in a post-digital era and present strategies that take museums beyond the digital.

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