The datathon will discuss challenges and opportunities of urban cultural infrastructure mapping as well as its value and implications for designing touring exhibitions and predicting their local engagement power. It will present the Local Engagement Layer of the Data To Power prototype, designed by aggregating and mapping data generated by travelling exhibitions toured around the world by the Science Museum Group in London and Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne.Watch the Recording
World Cities Culture Forum
World Cities Culture Forum
The World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF), which BOP convenes, provides a way for policy makers in 38 key cities to share research and intelligence, and explore the vital role of culture in their future prosperity. Forum partners collaborate via a programme of events including themed symposia, regional summits and workshops. These events feed into the annual World Cities Culture Summit. Hosted on a rotating basis by partner cities, this unique gathering allows city leaders to share ideas and knowledge about the role of culture as an organising principle for the sustainable city of the future.
The panel will present the mapping framework and results of measuring and predicting impacts of the Wonderland exhibition, created by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). It will share insights from ACMI and hosting museums in New Zealand and Singapore to complement data mapping with some illuminating stories about Wonderland's audiences, reception, and impact in different countries.
Director of Exhibitions and Touring
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Head of Audience Insights
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum and Exhibition Project Manager
The panel will present the Local Engagement Layer of Data To Power prototype, designed in collaboration with Science Museum Group by mapping its Superbugs exhibition, that traveled before and during the pandemic crisis to many countries, including Argentina, India, and China. It will bring some of the hosting museums' representatives together to discuss the results of the mapping and share their stories behind the exhibition impacts in local contexts.
Director of Museums and Exhibitions
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Director of Global Engagement and Strategy
Science Museum Group
National Council of Science Museums
The discussion forum will focus on current institutional strategies and practices to explore how different museums determine hosting places and institutions for their international exhibitions, what factors they consider in their decision-making process and how AI and machine learning or data-intensive approaches could automate and aid the processes.
CEO and Founder
World Touring Exhibitions
Touring exhibitions & International Programs
Museums & Galleries of NSW
The webinar will discuss the concept of digital soft power from the perspective of digital place-making, urban diplomacy and city branding. Interrogating phenomena such as digital tourism, digital cultural heritage and its virtual cultural consumption, it will investigate the role of digital representations, narratives and images constructed by GLAM institutions in the development and circulation of urban identities in the global media spaces.Watch the Recording
Professor of Critical Heritage Studies
The University of Western Australia
The Digital Silk Road and Geocultural Diplomacy
China’s ‘revival’ of the Silk Roads for the 21st Century through its Belt and Road Initiative has brought about new modes of geocultural diplomacy spanning continents and oceans. This presentation explores such themes in relation to the forms of digital domain cooperation and cultural production that are now fast emerging, highlighting how Chinese universities, technology companies and cultural sector organisations collaborate in the making of new transcultural, transnational imaginaries of the past.
The panel will explore the concept of digital soft power from the perspective of digital place-making, urban diplomacy and city branding. Interrogating phenomena such as digital tourism, digital cultural heritage and its virtual cultural consumption, it will investigate the role of digital representations, narratives and images constructed by GLAM institutions in the development and circulation of urban identities in the global media spaces.
Senior XR Producer
Partner at ZOAN Oy
City Diplomacy Lab
The Layers of London
The Culture & Communities Mapping Project
The panel will explore connections and synergies between urban GLAM actors’ programming and emerging smart city issues and dilemmas in a fast-paced urban environment marked with the processes of increasing digitalization and datafication. It will discuss how data generated by and around museums in the smart city context can contribute to, challenge or contest smart city governance.
Planner & Urban Designer
Data Science Support Team
Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network
(New Museum) Museum of London