Save the date and join us for an inspiring
Sharing is Caring X event at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Friday 22 November
2019. This one-day conference is all about the next level of open data for
museums. Never before did we have so much digital content to share with the
World. Sharing is Caring X Amsterdam will address the next challenges for
museums in making findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable the full
context of collection objects, with a focus on research data.
The programme committee consists of Merete Sanderhoff, curator and senior adviser at the National gallery of Denmark, Loic Tallon, former Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wilbert Helmus, Network Manager of the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, Herbert Vande Sompel, Chief Innovation Officer at the Dutch Institute for Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and Saskia Scheltjens, Head of Research Services at the Rijksmuseum.
Sandra Fauconnier is Program Officer for GLAM and Structured Data at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization supporting Wikipedia, Wikidata, and nearly a dozen other open knowledge projects. She works on projects related to structured and linked data, and on technologies that support content partnerships by global heritage organizations within the Wikimedia ecosystem.
Sandra is a trained art historian with a strong interest in the internet and digital technologies. She has more than 15 years of experience in digital, online and video projects for cultural heritage. Additionally, she is a long-time volunteer on Wikimedia projects and an advocate for open access, commons-based and sustainable digital resources in the cultural sector.
Bodil Axelsson is a researcher at Linköpings university. Her interdisciplinary research examines heritagization, that is processes in which cultural institutions, associations and individuals produce meaningful pasts.
Moreover she does fieldwork on cultural institution’s digital practices. Previous research projects have focused on historical theater plays, popular history magazines, cultural history museum’s contemporary collecting, and artistic work.
At Sharing is Caring, Bodil will examine what happens when curatorial operations such as selection, organization, synthesis and exhibition of meaningful pasts are distributed between people and technology. What effects do human and computational processes have on selection and viewing? Does digitization always lead to a more democratic heritage? Viewed through the lens of political economy, sharing and participation becomes a gift, not only for the public good, but also for the social media businesses when data traces are turned into private goods of value in the informational capitalism.
Emil is a Swedish journalist and founder of @Daily_Paintings, one of Instagram’s biggest art history accounts. He is convinced that social media will change the art history canon and will show that the internet’s most popular painting is not the one you’re thinking of.