MCG’s Museums+Tech 2022 — Turning it off and on again

Museums and the ‘new’ normal

Friday 11 November, 2022

One Birdcage Walk, London

What does ‘digital’ mean to the museum of 2022? How have user needs changed and how have museums responded? What were the successes and failures from the digital interventions of 2020? We’ll be discussing this, and more, at this year’s conference.

2020 saw cultural heritage organisations produce a multitude of digital responses to events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the ongoing climate crisis.

Two years on, what is the legacy of these digital interventions? Has the disruption to visiting a physical space resulted in embedding long-term digital initiatives that have persisted following reopening, or have they been abandoned in a bid to recreate the ‘old normal’?

Our 2022 conference seeks to discuss the varying situations and strategies across institutions, sharing best practices for digital futures, telling cautionary tales, and situating digital cultural heritage within the wider political and financial landscape.

A full programme will be announced in the coming weeks. Until then, grab your early bird tickets before they sell out!