The datathon will offer a discussion space to play with and assess the first layer of the software prototype that aims to geo-visualize museum collections data to explore their potential appeal in different countries around the world. It is designed by aggregating API data from the V&A Museum and the National Museum of Australia.Watch the Recording
Cultural Analytics Lab
Cultural Analytics Lab
Cultural Analytics Lab uses data science methods to analyze contemporary global culture, while critically interrogating these methods from the perspectives of humanities and media theory. It employs digital methods for seeing culture at its new scale and velocity. It combines data visualization, design, machine learning, and statistics with concepts from humanities, social sciences, and media studies.
The first demo will present the Collection Mapping Layer of Data To Power prototype, designed by aggregating API data from the V&A Museum and the National Museum of Australia. It will explain the research framework and methodology used in the development of the layer and also share insights from the process of data aggregation and analysis. It will demonstrate the key capabilities of the software prototype to geo-visualize museum collections data to explore their potential appeal in different countries around the world.
Lead Project Investigator
LASALLE College of the Arts
University of the Arts
The panel will solicit critical feedback from the V&A Museum and the National Museum of Australia representatives as well as from participants from other museums in the UK, Australia and Singapore. It will create a dialogical space to reflect on the proposed solution’s design, usability, drawbacks and implications for museum collection management practices.
Digital Innovation & Strategy
National Museum of
Head of Digital Media
The V&A Museum
The discussion forum will run interactive evaluations by palling online audiences on the DataToPower app’s user-friendliness, quality of mapping and potential implications for museums’ collections management and analysis. It will open a discussion space with wider audiences to explore the potentials of mapping and data visualization technologies to translate museum collections data into meaningful narratives and insights.
Head of New Media
The Science Museum Group
Digital Transformation Manager
Queensland Art Gallery
Gallery of Modern Art
Chief Experience Officer
The webinar will discuss new opportunities provided by mixed realities for a wider global museum outreach and collections sharing. It will focus on the capabilities and limitations of VR, AR and digital technologies in shaping new international communication practices in museums.Watch the Recording
International Cultural Relation (ICR) Research
ICR Research builds on a unique range of expertise, experience, skills, and a global network of experts all committed to a cultural relations approach of dialogue and cooperation. It works across all aspects of the theory and practice of international relations: foreign policy and diplomacy; multi-stakeholder collaboration; global civil society; transnational networks, and the informal social, cultural and individual relationships that share knowledge and drive change in the interconnected world.
The panel will discuss new opportunities provided by mixed realities for a wider global museum outreach and collections sharing. It will focus on the capabilities and limitations of VR, AR and digital technologies in shaping new international communication practices in museums.
National Museums of World Culture
Horizon Art Museum
The panel will discuss new technologies and museum practices in light of their implications for data generation, aggregation, and analysis. It will interrogate what new data on collections’ engagement and interaction could immersive environments produce and if museums could successfully employ the data to understand their impacts.
Immersive Media (VR/AR)
University of Melbourne
Collections Engagement Manager
Netherlands Cultural Heritage
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Historic Environment Scotland