Keynote Announcement – Museums+Tech 2017

The MCG Committee and pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for this year’s Museums+Tech conference will be Hannah Fox, Silk Mill Project Director for the Derby Museums Trust.

Hannah’s keynote will be “What makes a museum?”

Low tech, hi-tech, bi-tech, little tech – whatever the type of scale, technology provides the tools, methods and materials… but it’s what we do with them that counts. In a world where museums need to push boundaries and our comfort levels to survive and thrive, how might we use these tools and human-centred design to disrupt the form of designing and making our museums in ways that ensure they have relevance and sustainability.

Hannah will share the internationally-acclaimed approaches being used by Derby Museums to develop their sites and programmes – including their redevelopment of the Silk Mill, site of the world’s first factory, as the Museum of Making – challenging us to expand perspectives on what ‘makes a museum’.

Hannah is the Project Director for the re-development of Derby Silk Mill; the site of the world’s first factory; as a new Museum of Making. By embedding co-production and human centred design methodologies into a major museum development, citizen curators and makers are at the heart of the £17m project to ‘make’ the Museum of Making. This project features in several national and international publications, including Nina Simon’s latest book “The Art of Relevance”. Hannah is a National Arts Strategies Creative Communities Fellow – a global network of cultural and social entrepreneurs, She also mentors staff and organisations working in cross-sector projects for social impact and is a board member of FIGMENT, a global participatory arts programme.

Not familiar with the Silk Mill Project? Grab a taster…


Museums+Tech 2017 is sponsored by




Oxford University Museums

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