Erik is a photographer at the National Historical Museums. He has worked in the fields of fashion and commercial photography since 2000, and came to heritage imaging in 2010. For the last 4 years, Erik has focused on developing 3D photography for cultural heritage organsations.
For the National Historiacal Museums, being a publicly funded institution with digital collections open for free use and re-use comes with a great responsibility. The challenge is to deliver content that people actually want to use. Erik will show how using photogrammetry and established web platforms can result in outreach far beyond our expectations.
Merete Sanderhoff holds an MA in Art History and works at SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst as curator and senior advisor of digital
museum practice. She is responsible for the museum’s open access policy and
works to foster active re-use of the museum’s digitised collections for
research, learning, knowledge sharing, and creativity.
Merete has published substantial research in the area of digital museum
practice and has set the agenda for openness in the global museum community
with the Sharing
is Caring conferences. In 2017-18, she served as chair of the Europeana
Network Association and is now an advisor to the EU Commission’s Expert Group
on Digital Cultural Heritage & Europeana. She won the Danish Open Data
award in 2018.
Jill Cousins is
the Director and CEO of the Hunt Museum, Ireland, where she is working on
digitization and opening up of the collection to new audiences at the same time
as positioning the Hunt Museum as the pivot in the cultural revival and
regeneration of the city of Limerick.
Jill was formerly the Executive Director of Europeana Foundation, building up Europeana from a project idea to an operational service, attracting €8 million of funds per annum and developing world markets in education, research and creative industry for the contributing cultural heritage institutions. Europeana is seen as the example for other largescale continental cultural heritage platforms. Jill is on the Boards of CLIR and the Digital Libraries Forum, the University of Limerick Glucksman Advisory Board, the Visiting Committee for Getty Digital and the Advisory Board of IMPACT.
Thomas is Cultural Heritage Lead at sketchfab.com. He began working with 3D for cultural heritage at the British Museum, creating the museum’s first online collection of downloadable 3D scans. He went on to co-found Museum in a Box (museuminabox.org) in 2015 and joined Sketchfab in 2017.
At Sketchfab, he helps individuals and institutions make the most of sharing their collections online in 3D, connects the creative 3D community with the cultural, and encourages both open and commercial licensing of 3D data.
Thomas’s work focuses on exploring the possibilities of accessible 3D digitisation and online 3D & XR and encouraging institutions large and small to share their knowledge, workflows and experiments in this rapidly evolving field.
Sofia Dahlquist is a Web Editor, Coordinator and Educator at Stockholmskällan, the City of Stockholm Administration of Education, Sweden. Sofia Dahlquist has a background in the Museum Sector where she has been working as a Museum Educator and Curator specialized on digital pedagogics. Sofia studied Ethnology and has a Bachelor of Arts from Lund University, Sweden.
Andrea joined the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Law in August 2017. She completed her PhD in Cultural Heritage Law with the CREATe RC UK Centre Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy at the University of Glasgow in partnership with the National Library of Scotland. Andrea’s research explores legal issues surrounding copyright, cultural institutions, and the public domain. She frequently writes and presents on open culture and the impact that a claim to copyright in reproductions has on meaningful access to and reuse of our common cultural heritage in the public domain.
Andrei is an entrepreneur on a mission to fill social media with art. Since 2014 Andrei has shared millions of pieces of art through a network of automated Social Media accounts, also known as Bots. This talk is an exploration of what it takes to share large art collections on Social Media as well as the discussion of successful strategies and spectacular failures. In addition, Andrei will share ways museums can harness the power of automation and AI to bring art into user’s daily feeds.
Loic Tallon is the former Chief Digital Officer at The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, where he led the digital
transformation and the Digital department until March 2019.
Loic’s work focuses on the potential of technology to
transform how audiences connect with knowledge and culture on a global
scale. In his five years at The Met, he led the museum’s decision to
release all high-resolution photos of public-domain artworks under CC0, free
for users around the world to use, remix, and share as they wish. He also
expanded The Met’s reach by building partnerships with Wikipedia, Google,
Microsoft and MIT through which over 100 million users a year can now connect
to knowledge, creativity and ideas through The Met’s encyclopedic art
Ben is Director of Community Programs (libraries, education, cultural heritage) at Wikimedia Foundation. He has for more than a decade worked at the intersection of libraries, scholarly communication, arts, and the web. He has founded and led founded and led the NYPL Labs, an innovation program at New York Public Library, which spearheaded a wide range of digitization, open data, digital humanities, and crowdsourcing initiatives.
Ben currently leads the Foundation’s Community Programs team, which seeks to foster deeper collaboration between the Wikimedia movement and professional knowledge domains such as education, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, and the scientific community.
Conferences on open data and collaboration in the GLAM sector