Museums and Makers Inspiring Each Other (Seminar)

Posted: Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Museums and Makers Inspiring Each Other will be held on Thursday 16 April 2015 6-8pm, Science Gallery Dublin, Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2.

Museums are often viewed as dead spaces. Yet museums contain incredible collections and inspire creativity, learning and curiosity. What is in store for the future of museums as they face numerous challenges? Can they work creatively outside the box? Makers are one such community who can inspire and collaborate with museums; both have the potential to co-create and co-curate new programmes for diverse audiences.

Join them for a discussion on some current programmes, schemes and initiatives; Museomix (France) is the first international cultural makeathon and gathers mediators, tinkerers, designers, developers, artists and scientists to create, invent, prototype and test innovative museum installations with new technologies. Festival of Curiosity, Dublin, is an annual festival of science and culture, and transforms the city into a play space of experiment, exploration, debate and interaction.

Hosted by Don Undeen, Senior Manager MediaLab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Ellen Byrne, Festival of Curiosity, Dublin, and featuring Ian Brunswick (Science Gallery Dublin), Mark Nagurski (Culture Tech, Northern Ireland), Jasper Visser (Inspired by Coffee, Netherlands), Debbie Hustic (Radiona Hackerspace, Croatia), Laura Tobin (Dublin Maker) and Juliette Giraud (Museomix, France).

Organised by The Creative Museum EU Project, the Chester Beatty Library, in association with Science Gallery Dublin.

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The Creative Museum EU Project

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.

The Creative Museum is a three-year Strategic Partnership running from 2014-2017 funded via Erasmus+, Key Action 2 (Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices) - Vocational and Educational Training (VET).

The Chester Beatty Library is the Irish partner that has organised this specific event in association with Science Gallery Dublin.