UPDATE: The future of museum professionals in the digital era

April 3, 2020, 9:00 am | April 3, 2020, 1:00 pm
April 3, 2020
Bozar, Brussels | Belgium
Bozar, Brussels | Belgium

With regret, Culture Action Europe, DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University and the Mu.SA project partners have jointly taken the decision to cancel the Mu.SA Final Conference which was due to take place on Friday, 3 April 2020 in Brussels.  This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in order to limit the spread of the Corona Virus – COVID19.

We are looking into proposing alternative ways to disseminate the project outcomes. More information will follow in a due time.

DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University and Culture Action Europe will host the event “The future of museum professionals in the digital era”.

This represent the final stage of Mu.SA: Museum Sector Alliance project, implemented under the coordination of the Hellenic Open University, with the participation of 11 organisations from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Belgium and supported by Erasmus+ programme.

Mu.SA project designed four new occupational profiles for the museum sector: Digital Strategy Manager, Digital Collections Curator, Digital Interactive Experience Developer and Online Community Manager and developed the corresponding learning pathways.

The project produced professional training programs consisting of a MOOC (which attracted more than 5.000 trainees worldwide) and four blended training courses in digital and transferable competences as well as in 21st century skills, open to professionals and experts of European museums and the cultural sector.

Initial program:

9.00-9.30 Arrival and registration

09.30-09.40 Welcome speeches
Dr. Achilles Kameas (HOU), Tere Badia (Culture Action Europe)

09.40-10.30 The Success of Mu.SA Project
Antonio Silvaggi (Melting Pro), Panagiota Polymeropoulou (HOU), Paula Menino Homem (University of Porto), Eleni Damianou (AKMI), Massimiliano Dibitonto (Link Campus University)

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.50 Cultural Policies for sustainable museums for all
Catherine Magnant (European Commission, DG EAC), Julie Pagel (NEMO), Leena Tokila (ICTOP), moderated by Corinne Szteinszneider (Michael Culture)

11.50-12.35 The Future of Museum Professionals in the Digital Era
Alexandre Matos (ICOM Portugal),  Philippos Mazarakis-Ainian (ICOM Greece), Romina Surace, (Symbola), moderated by Margherita Sani (IBACN)

12.35-13.00 Open discussion and closure

The final event of Mu.SA is addressed to cultural heritage institutions and professionals in the Culture sector (staff, managers, board members, and policy-makers), vocational educational and training organisations (VET), students, social partners and everyone interested coming from the culture sector and museums.

The official language of the event is English. Participation is free upon registration.

Register here to participate.



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