Meet Keynote Speaker Shelley Bernstein
Museum Computer Group’s 2016 Conference: Museums+Tech

19 October 2016
Wellcome Collection, London

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Joining our opening keynote speaker Sebastian Deterding, the Museums Computer Group are delighted to announce the final keynote speaker for the Museums+Tech Conference on 19 October: international museums expert Shelley Bernstein.

Renowned for her commitment to radical transparency and her mission to make museums open and accessible to their communities, Shelley is a specialist in the world of culture and engagement. You’ll know her work at Brooklyn Museum including the mobile live Q&A app ASK Brooklyn Museum, crowd-curation projects Split Second, Click! and GO and more. She’ll talk about the challenges of moving between two very different museums, deploying short-term solutions while working towards institutional change and longer-level strategies, and her shift from ‘digital’ to Chief Experience Officer.

If you’ve read her writings (Why a Chief Experience Officer mattersHow to change the tires on a moving truck), or watched her influential talks online (Exploring Ask at Brooklyn Museum) – you’ll know why we’re expecting tickets to sell out. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear her speak on this rare visit to the UK – book now!

Meet Shelley Bernstein

Shelley Bernstein is the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives and Chief Experience Officer at the Barnes Foundation, a fine arts and horticulture museum, where she joined the staff in 2016. In this newly created role, she aims to embed visitor-centered thinking throughout every aspect of the organization with the goal to deepen a visitor’s engagement before, during, and after a visit to the Barnes. In her former position at the Brooklyn Museum she spearheaded digital projects with public participation at their center. Shelley is an award-winning technologist, was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain’s New York Business, and her work has been featured in the New York Times.

MCG Chair Mia Ridge says:

“Where Shelley leads, others follow. She’s at the leading edge of public engagement with culture, and I’m delighted delegates from the UK digital and heritage sectors will be able to learn from her closing keynote at our conference!”

Culture24 CEO Jane Finnis, who has already bought her Museums+Tech conference ticket, admires Bernstein’s integrity and transparency.

“Lots of people talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, as all the things you have to confront to be that open, collaborative and iterative are too much of a risk. Shelley starts with the problem, embraces failure and is totally up for the truth.”

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About Museums+Tech 2016 theme: Sharing our Stories

This conference will explore how digital technology supports museum storytelling, from the cutting edge to the mainstream, at the audience interface and behind the scenes. Our innovative practitioners will share their expertise on topics including: audience research, collaboration, open data, digital communication, education, reimagining collections, 3D modelling, audio guides, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, A/B testing, agile software development.

Join colleagues from the Tate, British Museum, English Heritage, the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery for an unmissable day of talks, networking and knowledge exchange which will send you away inspired, with new ideas and strategies to deliver them.

With thanks to the Wellcome Collection for their support. Please note that our events have a Code of Conduct designed to let everyone have a great day.

Don’t miss out – book your ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Early bird tickets for only £75 available until 19 September.

About the MCG’s events

The Museums Computer Group exists to connect, support and inspire people working with technology in museums. Our first UK Museums on the Web (UKMW) conference was held at the V&A in 2001 and quickly became an important annual event for the digital museum sector.
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