Curated by Cogapp

Monday 19th February 2018

House of Illustration, London

14.00 to 17.00

Followed by drinks reception


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All our speakers wrote up their talks on Medium. Check them out

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Here's our line up of fab MCNx speakers.


Ten things I wish I had known ten years ago | John Stack, The Science Museum Group

Museums are complicated places to work and many of our colleagues aren’t deeply experienced with digital. Here are ten things I’ve learnt the hard way which might help you get things done.

John Stack is Digital Director of the Science Museum Group. Previously, he was Head of Digital at Tate.



The White Privilege Clinic | Shaz Hussain, Museum Detox/The Science Museum

Harnessing the critical need for activism in museums to confront racial issues head on and inspire positive action.

Shaz is an activist with Museum Detox and an independent consultant regularly delivering workshops and talks on BAME representation in the arts and heritage sector. She is also an Assistant Curator at the Science Museum and freelance art tutor.



Why we have to talk about accessibility again | Matthew Cock, VocalEyes

The move beyond the two-dimensional screen (with the growing maturity of voice and VR) to the space, and the shift from browse and search to AI interaction, means that we have to talk all over again about accessibility.

Matthew is the Chief Executive of VocalEyes, a charity working to increase opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to experience and enjoy art and heritage.


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The UX Academic: Become a User Experience Scholar to Thoroughly Research Your Audience | Betsy Brand, The Getty Research Institute

Using an arsenal of best practices in user experience and web design, learn how to understand your target audience to create a truly successful social media and digital outreach strategy.

Betsy is a content producer at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles creating digital engagement plans and writing the GRI's Facebook, eNewsletter, and homepage. She spends as much time outside as possible ☀️ and photographs her dogs to excess 🐶



Invisible Insights: learning from TripAdvisor reviews | Harrison Pim and Coline Cuau, The British Museum

Learn about how the British Museum has been using TripAdvisor reviews and machine learning to improve visitor experience around the Museum

Before managing Visitor Insights at the British Museum, Coline worked with a range of public and private cultural organisations specialising in audience analysis and innovation in museums. Harrison is a data scientist with a background in computational physics and machine learning.

@ColineCuau | @hmpim


Digital on a Shoestring: Creating web-based and in-gallery digital learning resources in-house and on a minimal budget. | Izzy Bartley, Leeds Museums and Galleries

Creating quality digital learning resources in-house, using readily available software and a next-to nothing budget.

From teaching aboard a river barge in Thailand, to the deserts of Sudan, and now as the Digital Learning Officer for Leeds Museums and Galleries, a passion for history, heritage and culture has shaped Izzy's career in teaching and learning.



Augmenting an art-history exhibition with a web-native long form story | Philo van Kemenade, Slovak National Gallery

The story behind the Slovak National Gallery's long-form storytelling project augmenting its recent exhibition 'Dream × Reality: Art & Propaganda 1939 – 1945': collaboration, iterative development and fighting neo-nazi conspiracy theories through SEO and online ads.

Philo van Kemenade splits his time between the R&D lab of the Slovak National Gallery and the design studio Unfold Collective where he helps cultural organisations and brands tell stories in experiential ways.


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What does it meme? When social media becomes the collection | Arran Rees, University of Leeds

Exploring the prospects of museums collecting from social media as well as communicating through it.

Arran is a PhD student at the University of Leeds, but before that spent a number of years in a range of different museums working in collections management.



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