Museum Next, Dublin April 2016

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Street art, Seoul, South Korea, October 2012, Jenny Siung

Museum Next is coming to town this April 2016. This conference will provide our Creative Museum project the chance to showcase how museums and makers co-create in the design and delivery of creative programmes for audiences and visitors alike.  See Museum Next’s list of speakers. The Creative Museum project is on the panel and will offer a dynamic overview of current innovative museum/Maker practice with local Makers (TOG), Science Gallery Dublin, Maker Electronics Ireland, Makematic (Derry, Northern Ireland) and the Festival of Curiosity.

What I really like about Museum Next is their vision: “We bring together the disrupters and the change-makers, focusing on those who are transforming museums through action rather than theory.”

This pretty much reflects what the Creative Museum is all about, i.e. we disrupt, ponder, explore, make connections, experiment, prototype and engage museums with audiences and Makers and share our discoveries.

Here is a snapshot of what the Creative Museum is all about


Creative Learning in Museums


Steve McCurry, ‘Unguarded Moment’, State Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia

Over the past 14 months I have had the opportunity to work with creative, innovative and very talented people as part of The Creative Museum project.

Our partners include Cap Sciences, France; Heritec, UK; Museolitto, Finland; MiST, Norway; Steps, Italy; Istituto per beni culturali, artistici e naturali, Italy; Inspired by Coffee, the Netherlands; Radiona Maker Space, Croatia and Don Undeen, former Former Founding Manager of the MediaLab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This motley crew of creatives are ones to watch.

“The Creative Museum Project seeks to explore and inform the connections between our cultural organisations and their communities by capitalising on the emergence of new and democratising digital technologies.  Seeking to extend the language of engagement through the medium of accessible, customisable, and personal digital experiences.  The project sees museums as dynamic learning environments in which staff and visitors can use accessible digital tools to explore and reason about collections in new and creative ways.”

Watch this space for more updates 🙂