Directors' Roundtable - #mcn2012dir

Scheduled:

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Track: n/a
Room: Municipal

Submitter(s):

  1. Name: Ed Rodley
    Title: Exhibit Developer
    Organization: Museum of Science, Boston
  2. Name: Janet Carding
    Title: Director and CEO
    Organization: Royal Ontario Museum
  3. Name: Eric Siegel
    Title: Director and Chief Content Officer
    Organization: New York Hall of Science
  4. Name: Daniel Spock
    Title: Director
    Organization: Minnesota History Center Museum
  5. Name: Brian Ferriso
    Title: Executive Director
    Organization: Portland Art Museum

Abstract:

The Directors’ Roundtable will be an informal, moderated panel discussion, where a small group of directors discuss what they see as being the pressing issues for the museum field when it comes to digital technologies and what we all do. We will explore themes that emerge, and open it up to questions from the floor.

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Session Description:

A recurrent theme of museum technology discussions over the past year or so has been a move away from talking about specific technologies to larger, systemic questions like, “What is the real value of digital technologies to museums? What would a museum look like that was structured to accommodate and take advantage of those tools? What skills will employees of these museums need to have and how will they get them?” An important voice was usually missing from these conversation; that of museum leaders.
The Directors’ Roundtable will be an informal, moderated panel discussion, where a small group of directors discuss what they see as being the pressing issues for the museum field when it comes to digital technologies and what we all do. We will explore themes that emerge, and open it up to questions from the floor.

Session Info

  • Type: Round-table
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  • Relevance: The audience for this session are those professionals interested in broadening the discussion of digital technologies to include decision-makers in museum administration.