How can digital technology inspire museums to rethink their position as hubs of knowledge exchange, open dialogue, and social interaction? In this talk, Merete Sanderhoff, Curator and Senior Advisor of Digital Museum Practice at SMK (Statens Museum for Kunst, the national gallery of Denmark), discusses efforts to embrace the digital era’s potential to improve access to museum collections for creative reuse and public engagement. Through her work at SMK and Europeana, an online platform providing access to digitised cultural heritage from across Europe, Sanderhoff draws on the idea of creating a cultural commons through sharing and collaboration with the public.

Date:
15 February 2019 (Friday)

Time:
7:00 – 8:30pm

Venue:
Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage (1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan)

Speaker:
Merete Sanderhoff, Curator and Senior Advisor of Digital Museum Practice, SMK (Statens Museum for Kunst, the national gallery of Denmark)

Language:
English with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation

Registration:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register in advance.

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Enquiries:
learn@mplus.org.hk / (852) 2200 0041

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.

About the Speaker

Merete Sanderhoff

Merete Sanderhoff is Curator and Senior Advisor of Digital Museum Practice at SMK (Statens Museum for Kunst, the national gallery of Denmark), working for open access and reuse of digitised cultural heritage. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences around the world, and has contributed to the definition of the agenda for openness in the global cultural community with her Sharing is Caring conference series. She has published substantial research in the area of digital museum practice, and edited the 2014 anthology Sharing is Caring: Openness and Sharing in the Cultural Heritage Sector. She serves on the European Commission’s Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana, and was Chair of the Europeana Network Association between 2016 and 2018.

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