Recent innovations in digital display and interaction at leading institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and Cleveland Museum of Art, have made it clear that digital technologies are now firmly established as part of the museum-going experience. These developments necessitate a critical and thoughtful consideration of how to deploy screens and devices in museum environments in a way that best supports the objects on display and the narratives that curators are conveying. This symposium will juxtapose the work of leaders in museum technology with efforts being made in the Bard Graduate Center’s Focus Gallery Project to pose a variety of different approaches and models that engage with these new developments, and to open up discourse about the best ways to integrate digital technology in the interpretive and didactic missions of educational and cultural heritage institutions.
Director of Interpretation, Department of Education and Interpretation
The Cleveland Museum of Art
“’Oh, what’s this button do?’ Connecting Spaces, People, and Collections”
Director of Digital Adaptation, Blanton Museum of Art
“Becoming Authentically Digital at the Blanton Museum of Art”
Focus Gallery Presentations
Kimon Keramidas, Assistant Professor and Director of the Digital Media Lab
David Jaffe, Professor, Head of New Media Research
Jennifer Foley, Koven Smith, Kimon Keramidas, David Jaffe, Deborah G. Douglas, Jonathan Dahan
The symposium is free. It will take place at the Lecture Hall at 38 West 86th St., between Columbus Avenue & Central Park West, in New York City.
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