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MUSEUM CONNECTIONS


The international place for museum businesses
17 & 18 JANUARY 2018 PARIS PORTE DE VERSAILLES, FRANCE - HALL 2.1

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Museum Connections supports museums and cultural sites and venues in their economic development.


By answering needs of the industry professionals who strive to increase their sites’ resources with new business models, new products & services, expertise & exchanges. As an international gathering, Museum Connections is the one and only fundamental event of the museum business.

250

exhibitors
company

Reception of the public
Cultural related products
Point of sale management
Valorisation
New technologies

+ 3 300

professional
guests

decision-makers from museums and cultural sites, 35% from international

20h

of international
conferences

by museums of world renown (Tate, RMN, Louvre Lens, Van Gogh Museum, Palace of Versailles...)

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Conference program 2018


Museum Connections conferences give culture professionals 20 hours of intellectual effervescence to make their institutions evolve with their environment.



Economic revolution

Digital era in museums

New museum identity

Inclusion

Wednesday, January 17th 2018
10:50 - 11:30
Museum economics in a digital world
Chris MICHAELS
Digital Director
His role is to ask how digital economics, data and insight, technology and media can help give the public new access to one of the world’s great collections of European art. Chris is also a Trustee of The Collections Trust, the body that manages the data standards for the museum and galleries sector. He is an advisor to the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. He was a writer for ‘The Manual of Digital Museum Planning’ the first comprehensive book on the role of digital in museums. Before joining the National Gallery, Chris was Head of Digital & Publishing at the British Museum for three years. Before working in the cultural sector he was joint CEO of startup Mindshapes, which made mobile apps for the education market. He has held senior roles in a media and television company, in publishing and in digital marketing. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol.
Chris MICHAELS -
The National Gallery (UK)
Venue: Inspiration Room

We are entering a new phase in the history of digital in museums. In the first phase, we learnt how to digitise our collections. In the second phase, we learnt how to tell stories in a world driven by mobile and social media. Now, we must learn a new skill: economics in a digital world. In this presentation, Chris Michaels will explore the ways the digital economy can bring new income, and new fiscal resilience to museums, and help them bring new value to their relationships with their audience.

11:30 - 12:00
How I learned to stop worrying and love an app
Jonas HEIDE SMITH
Head of digital
Jonas Heide Smith is Head of Digital at SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst (the national gallery of Denmark). He thinks museums should forget about front-ends and believes in open access, infrastructure, and that museum people know much more than they think they know. He has a PhD in games and tweets as @jonassmith.
Jonas HEIDE SMITH -
Statens Museum for Kunst (DK)
Venue: Inspiration Room

As part of the SMK Open project we happily provide SMK data to everyone. In return we got a versatile image recognition app that knows all the art on display at the museum. The app is highly useful and gets “onsite digital” right in many ways but more importantly: The business model changes everything.

12:15 - 12:45
Gallica Studio
Sophie BERTRAND
Digital Project Manager
Holder of a Master's degree at Paris IV Sorbonne University, Sophie Bertrand worked for ten years at the International Bureau of French Publishing (BIEF) as Project Manager. In this context, in close connection with the network of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, it actively participates in the virtuous rapprochement of French and foreign professionals specializing in the book sector. She acquired a solid experience in the cultural field, particularly in Asia and Europe. Wishing resolutely to orient her career towards digital, she joined the National Library of France (BnF) in 2011. She then has the task of coordinating a mass heritage digitization sector by mobilizing hundreds of institutional partners around the Gallica project, library digital of the BnF. Since February 2013, she has been head of the "Digital Cooperation and Gallica" department, overseeing the implementation of Gallica's developments and the institution's digital partnership policy at national level. In parallel, Sophie Bertrand provides several professional training modules focused on the book sector and publishes articles on the missions entrusted to her.
Sophie BERTRAND -
French National Library (FR)
Venue: Inspiration Room

12:45 - 13:15
The Voice of Art, a project developed in collaboration with IBM
Paulo ROMANI VICELLI
Director of Institutional Relations
Graduated in International Relations by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo - PUC SP, postgraduated in History of Art by the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation - FAAP-SP, with a degree in MBA in Marketing by the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing - ESPM, he graduated from the Secretary of Goods Cultural Services of the State of São Paulo, served for the BBC-Brazil and for the British Council SP, coordinated the Communication and Relationship Nucleus at the Itaú Cultural Institute and is, currently, Director of Institutional Relations of the São Paulo Pinacoteca.
Paulo ROMANI VICELLI -
Pinacoteca of Sao Paulo (BR)
Venue: Inspiration Room

In 2017, Pinacoteca partnered with IBM on the Voice of Arte, a pilot project wordwide. Watson is a cognitive tool developed by IBM. At the Pinacoteca, the Voice of Art project uses technology as an important tool to provide visitors with an interactive and personalized experience. During the first phase of the project, curators of the Museum picked seven artworks from the collection and fed the cognitive system of Watson with a large quantity of information regarding authors, historical context and curiosities of the art world. A cognitive tool that answers the questions of the visitors, seeking to stimulate curiosity about the most diverse details on the selected artworks.

14:30 - 15:00
The Shop: Co-working space at the museum
Pamela MEYER
Community director

As Community Director of The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center, Pam facilitated the launch of New Orleans’ most comprehensive co-working environment and entrepreneurial community. She is responsible for cultivating community relationships, developing partnerships with leading organizations in business, arts and non-profit sectors, planning strategic programming, and establishing operating platforms, lease agreements, pricing, member benefits and amenities. Prior to joining Domain, Pam served as Director of Business Development for Greater New Orleans, Inc., the regional economic development organization and served as Executive Director of the Office of Alumni Affairs at the University of New Orleans. Pam holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Tulane University. She is an alumna of Institute of Politics at Loyola University, the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute and served on the board of the Louisiana Technology Council.

Pamela MEYER -
The Shop, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (US)
Venue: Inspiration Room

15:15 -15:45
Museums in an age of rapid digital change: The Science Museum Group Digital Lab
John STACK
Digital Director
John Stack is Digital Director of the Science Museum Group. He joined the group in 2015 and is responsible for setting and delivering the group's digital strategy. He manages the Digital department which encompasses the museums’ websites, digitised collections, apps, games and on gallery digital media. Prior to joining the Science Museum Group, he was Head of Digital at Tate for ten years and before that, editor of the contemporary artists monograph series at Phaidon Press.
John STACK -
Science Museum Group (UK)
Venue: Inspiration Room

In 2015 the Science Museum Group adopted a new three-year digital strategy. Within the Group’s digital ambitions is a tension between the need to establish sustainable, solid and high-quality public-facing digital content platforms and the exciting opportunity for the museums  to provide innovative and exciting digital experiences. The Digital Lab is a set of activities that explores the potential of digital within the museum through initiatives with a short lifetime that explore new technologies, new experiences and new forms of engagement with collections and audiences.

16:00 -16:30
Lafayette Anticipations
François QUINTIN
Executive director, Lafayette Anticipations
François QUINTIN -
Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette (FR
Venue: Inspiration Room

17:15 - 17:45
Connecting with diverse young audiences
Rachel MOILLIET
National Programme Manager for Circuit

Rachel Moilliet is the National Programme Manager for Circuit, a four-year project led by Tate. It aimed to connect 15-25 year-olds to the art in galleries and museums, allowing young people to steer their own learning and create change within cultural institutions. She works closely with the national network of galleries, overseeing the programme’s outcomes and how they are shared across the cultural and youth sectors to have an impact on work with young people. Her experience in learning programmes spans small and large scale organisations including the Barbican and British Film Institute, where she delivered programmes for young audiences linked to film, literature, music, theatre and art. Prior to joining Tate, Rachel managed large-scale communications campaigns for the government at the British Embassy in Beijing, to promote cultural exchange between the UK and China.

Rachel MOILLIET -
Tate (UK)
Venue: Inspiration Room

Circuit was a pioneering four-year programme led by Tate which investigated young people’s experiences of galleries and museums. Running across ten galleries in the UK, it set out to understand the organisational change that needs to happen so that a more diverse range of 15-25 year olds can become audience members, producers and members of staff in cultural organisations. Based on in-depth research, this presentation will share what Circuit galleries and youth partner organisations found they needed to do to support young people to build long-term relationships with museums. It will explore the internal barriers and external challenges that Circuit galleries faced, and how they tried to overcome them through shifting ways of working – to achieve their aim of committing to change that would benefit both the organisation and young people now and in the future.

Thursday, January 18th 2018
10:30 - 11:00
The Mondrian Escape Room: New Ways of Experiencing Art
Lisanne HALLERIET
Co-founder

Lisanne Halleriet is the owner and founder of the successful Mondrian Escape Room in Winterswijk. The idea of the successful Mondrian Escape Room arose through a unique collaboration between museum Villa Mondriaan and Lisanne’s company Escape Room Winterswijk. Her initiative made museum Villa Mondriaan the first Dutch museum with a permanent escape room. The 23-year- old creative entrepreneur travelled and worked in many different countries, but has recently returned to her hometown Winterswijk where she now runs multiple escape rooms and businesses in the hospitality industry.

Lisanne HALLERIET -
Lisanne HALLERIET
Co-founder

Lisanne Halleriet is the owner and founder of the successful Mondrian Escape Room in Winterswijk. The idea of the successful Mondrian Escape Room arose through a unique collaboration between museum Villa Mondriaan and Lisanne’s company Escape Room Winterswijk. Her initiative made museum Villa Mondriaan the first Dutch museum with a permanent escape room. The 23-year- old creative entrepreneur travelled and worked in many different countries, but has recently returned to her hometown Winterswijk where she now runs multiple escape rooms and businesses in the hospitality industry.

Judith KADEE
Director
Judith Kadee is the director of the Dutch museum Villa Mondriaan, the museum dedicated to the early years of Piet Mondrian. 24-year-old Judith Kadee is the youngest museum director of the Netherlands. She studied Museum Studies at UCL in London and Film and Culture at Amsterdam University College. After an internship as a junior director at Villa Mondriaan in 2015, she returned to the museum as director in 2016. Kadee has also worked for the Saatchi Gallery and EYE Film museum.
Judith KADEE -
Villa Mondriaan (NL)
Venue: Inspiration Room

On April 12, the world’s very first Mondrian escape room opened in Winterswijk. This escape room is a cooperation between the two young entrepreneurs Lisanne Halleriet (22) from Escape Room Winterswijk and Judith Kadee (24), Director of museum Villa Mondriaan in Winterswijk. This makes Museum Villa Mondriaan the first museum in the Netherlands with a permanent escape room.

11:00 - 11:30
11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris
Anne-Sophie DUROYON-CHAVANNE
Administrator, Direction of Exhibitions and Collection

Graduated from a Master's degree in Art History and Classical Archeology at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 2004, Anne-Sophie Duroyon-Chavanne completed her training with a DESS in cultural heritage management and specialized in management of cultural heritage. cultural and heritage institutions. With her experience, in a corporate context, in the development of jeweler, photographic and graphic arts heritage in the Chanel and Chaumet Houses, she joined the Monnaie de Paris in 2006 to showcase and promote the material heritage. and immaterial of the last factory of Paris. In 2008, she took the lead in the museum renovation program under the MétaLmorphoses project and jointly pursued the development and preservation of the Monnaie de Paris crafts. In 2017, she became Administrator of the Exhibitions and Collections Department under the direction of Camille Morineau. It accompanies the realization and the follow-up of the scientific and cultural project, that it is about the permanent collections and the exhibitions, in its financial, legal and administrative dimensions as well as of cultural strategy.

Anne-Sophie DUROYON-CHAVANNE -
11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris (FR)
Venue: Inspiration Room

11:45 - 12:15
Rijksmuseum / Schiphol Airport (NL)
Philine HOFMAN
Head of retail and merchandising
Philine HOFMAN -
Rijksmuseum / Schiphol Airport (NL)
Venue: Inspiration Room

12:30 - 13:00
Curated retail spaces around the world: a real source of inspiration
Emmanuel DELBOUIS
Project manager
Emmanuel Delbouis is graduated of the Universities of Paris XI / Paris I in Digital Law and the University of New York in Museum Studies. He has had the opportunity to develop an understanding of the activities of the cultural sector from different angles: as a consultant in branding and intellectual property at the Ministry of Culture and Communication and associated cultural institutions, as the marketing and development manager of The Kitchen, a multidisciplinary cultural institution in New York, and as a designer, exhibiting and selling his creations in several concept stores and museums such as the Center Pompidou and the Palais de Tokyo. Emmanuel Delbouis is a frequent speaker at international conferences and universities (New York University, Nanterre, Toulouse Capitole ...) and author of specialized articles, regularly highlighting Museum Retail's good practices abroad.
Emmanuel DELBOUIS -
Ministère de la Culture (FR)
Venue: Inspiration Room

Through multiple examples of distribution spaces, particularly American and Asian, which are distinguished by their staging and selection of products, this workshop will identify trends that can be a source of inspiration for the design of museum shops.

14:00 - 14:45
Think Like a Customer, Not Like a Curator
Richard PEDOTT
Vice president & general manager of merchandising

Rich Pedott is Vice President and General Manager of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Merchandising operation. During the 18 months that he has worked for The Met, Rich has overseen the reinvigoration and restructuring of the retail business in order to ensure continued profitability and growth. Rich has over 30 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Store Operations. He has led strategy, process, and systems development initiatives at several leading U.S. and international retailers, and has a track record of successful implementations that deliver bottom-line results.

Prior to joining The Met, Rich was a partner at Columbus Consulting and has held senior business leadership positions in sourcing, planning, and allocation at Goody’s Family Clothing, HSN, Eastern Mountain Sports, and The Limited. He is a graduate of the Macy’s Executive Training program and was part of the team that first launched the Merchandise Planning discipline. Rich holds a B.A. degree from Indiana University and is the co-author of "Omni-Channel Retailing: How to Build a Practical, Effective Plan of Action."

Richard PEDOTT -
Metropolitan Museum of Art (US)
Venue: Inspiration Room

Having the advantages of world class brand awareness, guaranteed traffic, guaranteed product differentiation, and vast content marketing opportunities, museum retail is poised to become a major revenue generator for the cultural institutions they serve. In order to realize this potential, museum retailers must become more customer centric in their approach to talent, process, and product ideation, including deeper collaboration with consumers and, yes….curators.

15:00 - 16:00

Richard PEDOTT
Vice president & general manager of merchandising

Rich Pedott is Vice President and General Manager of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Merchandising operation. During the 18 months that he has worked for The Met, Rich has overseen the reinvigoration and restructuring of the retail business in order to ensure continued profitability and growth. Rich has over 30 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Store Operations. He has led strategy, process, and systems development initiatives at several leading U.S. and international retailers, and has a track record of successful implementations that deliver bottom-line results.

Prior to joining The Met, Rich was a partner at Columbus Consulting and has held senior business leadership positions in sourcing, planning, and allocation at Goody’s Family Clothing, HSN, Eastern Mountain Sports, and The Limited. He is a graduate of the Macy’s Executive Training program and was part of the team that first launched the Merchandise Planning discipline. Rich holds a B.A. degree from Indiana University and is the co-author of "Omni-Channel Retailing: How to Build a Practical, Effective Plan of Action."

Richard PEDOTT -
Richard PEDOTT
Vice president & general manager of merchandising

Rich Pedott is Vice President and General Manager of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Merchandising operation. During the 18 months that he has worked for The Met, Rich has overseen the reinvigoration and restructuring of the retail business in order to ensure continued profitability and growth. Rich has over 30 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Store Operations. He has led strategy, process, and systems development initiatives at several leading U.S. and international retailers, and has a track record of successful implementations that deliver bottom-line results.

Prior to joining The Met, Rich was a partner at Columbus Consulting and has held senior business leadership positions in sourcing, planning, and allocation at Goody’s Family Clothing, HSN, Eastern Mountain Sports, and The Limited. He is a graduate of the Macy’s Executive Training program and was part of the team that first launched the Merchandise Planning discipline. Rich holds a B.A. degree from Indiana University and is the co-author of "Omni-Channel Retailing: How to Build a Practical, Effective Plan of Action."

Adrien JOLY
Head of resource development
After studying history, arts and culture IUP, Adrien JOLY began his career in museums serving visitors to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, where he stayed for about 6 years. He left England in 2009 to join Jean-Jacques Aillagon's team at the Chateau de Versailles as a project sponsor. In 2011, he joined the team of prefiguration of the Mucem and was in charge in particular of his inauguration as communication and patronage assistant. Beginning in 2014, he became the head of resource development, with team of 9 people that manages patronage, privatization, concessions and derivatives, thus ensuring a large part of Mucem's own resources.
Adrien JOLY -
Richard PEDOTT
Vice president & general manager of merchandising

Rich Pedott is Vice President and General Manager of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Merchandising operation. During the 18 months that he has worked for The Met, Rich has overseen the reinvigoration and restructuring of the retail business in order to ensure continued profitability and growth. Rich has over 30 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Store Operations. He has led strategy, process, and systems development initiatives at several leading U.S. and international retailers, and has a track record of successful implementations that deliver bottom-line results.

Prior to joining The Met, Rich was a partner at Columbus Consulting and has held senior business leadership positions in sourcing, planning, and allocation at Goody’s Family Clothing, HSN, Eastern Mountain Sports, and The Limited. He is a graduate of the Macy’s Executive Training program and was part of the team that first launched the Merchandise Planning discipline. Rich holds a B.A. degree from Indiana University and is the co-author of "Omni-Channel Retailing: How to Build a Practical, Effective Plan of Action."

Adrien JOLY
Head of resource development
After studying history, arts and culture IUP, Adrien JOLY began his career in museums serving visitors to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, where he stayed for about 6 years. He left England in 2009 to join Jean-Jacques Aillagon's team at the Chateau de Versailles as a project sponsor. In 2011, he joined the team of prefiguration of the Mucem and was in charge in particular of his inauguration as communication and patronage assistant. Beginning in 2014, he became the head of resource development, with team of 9 people that manages patronage, privatization, concessions and derivatives, thus ensuring a large part of Mucem's own resources.
Aéroport de Paris
Aéroport de Paris -
Richard PEDOTT
Vice president & general manager of merchandising

Rich Pedott is Vice President and General Manager of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Merchandising operation. During the 18 months that he has worked for The Met, Rich has overseen the reinvigoration and restructuring of the retail business in order to ensure continued profitability and growth. Rich has over 30 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Store Operations. He has led strategy, process, and systems development initiatives at several leading U.S. and international retailers, and has a track record of successful implementations that deliver bottom-line results.

Prior to joining The Met, Rich was a partner at Columbus Consulting and has held senior business leadership positions in sourcing, planning, and allocation at Goody’s Family Clothing, HSN, Eastern Mountain Sports, and The Limited. He is a graduate of the Macy’s Executive Training program and was part of the team that first launched the Merchandise Planning discipline. Rich holds a B.A. degree from Indiana University and is the co-author of "Omni-Channel Retailing: How to Build a Practical, Effective Plan of Action."

Adrien JOLY
Head of resource development
After studying history, arts and culture IUP, Adrien JOLY began his career in museums serving visitors to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, where he stayed for about 6 years. He left England in 2009 to join Jean-Jacques Aillagon's team at the Chateau de Versailles as a project sponsor. In 2011, he joined the team of prefiguration of the Mucem and was in charge in particular of his inauguration as communication and patronage assistant. Beginning in 2014, he became the head of resource development, with team of 9 people that manages patronage, privatization, concessions and derivatives, thus ensuring a large part of Mucem's own resources.
Aéroport de Paris
Emmanuel DELBOUIS
Project manager
Emmanuel Delbouis is graduated of the Universities of Paris XI / Paris I in Digital Law and the University of New York in Museum Studies. He has had the opportunity to develop an understanding of the activities of the cultural sector from different angles: as a consultant in branding and intellectual property at the Ministry of Culture and Communication and associated cultural institutions, as the marketing and development manager of The Kitchen, a multidisciplinary cultural institution in New York, and as a designer, exhibiting and selling his creations in several concept stores and museums such as the Center Pompidou and the Palais de Tokyo. Emmanuel Delbouis is a frequent speaker at international conferences and universities (New York University, Nanterre, Toulouse Capitole ...) and author of specialized articles, regularly highlighting Museum Retail's good practices abroad.
Emmanuel DELBOUIS -
Mucem (FR); Aéroport de Paris (FR); MET (US)
Venue: Inspiration Room

Launched by the MoMA shop then taken over by different museums around the world to finally reach their apogee with the shop of the museum Picasso or Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, destination shops attract shoppers and intrigue professionals. How do these shops fit into a shopping route while getting distinguishing from other museum shops and concept stores or boutiques design? As part of their experience feedback, stakeholders will specify the keys for setting up an attractive destination shop (location and space arrangement, selection and presentation of products, communication and partnerships ...).

16:30 - 17:00
Transforming Retail: Making a Ruckus!
Zak MENSAH
Head of Transformation
I’m excited about helping our 180 person service to make a ruckus by focusing on the needs of our 1 Million+ visitors. I make up one quarter of our senior management team overseeing user research, making money through retail and cafes/private hire, fundraising, modern records, film office and digital team. I’m encouraging us to become ‘digital by default’. My mission is to ensure our people, skills and services are adaptable to the rapidly changing landscape as a cultural business. We’re experimenting with different ways of doing things including business models, partnerships, KPIs in the arts, and sharing as much as possible publicly through channels like http://labs.bristolmuseums.org.uk/ My background is in staff development and digital and I’ve been on the web since the late 90s and have watched the web permeate every corner of our lives. I write at www.zakmensah.co.uk. You can follow me on twitter at @zakmensah Before coming to the arts sector in 2013, I helped small businesses, charities, Jisc, Universities and the Heritage Lottery Fund to ‘do’ digital well.
Zak MENSAH -
Bristol City Council (UK)
Venue: Inspiration Room

In 2014-15 the two museum shops weren’t profitable. In 2015-16, Zak took over retail as part of his role as Head of Transformation, and the shops have returned to profitability. Phew. By the end of March 2018 revenue will have increased by 60%. In an honest and frank talk, find out about the highs and lows of changing a “museum shop” into a cultural business through team work and making a ruckus.

Speakers 2018


We gather international experts who create economic relationships for museums of tomorrow to inspire you and give you keys to succeed at rethinking your cultural strategy.

  • Adrien JOLY

    Chris MICHAELS

    Jonas HEIDE SMITH

    John STACK

  • Philine HOFMAN

    Paulo ROMANI VICELLI

    Richard PEDOTT

    Sophie BERTRAND

  • Judith KADEE

    Pamela MEYER

    Aéroport de Paris

    Zak MENSAH

Adrien JOLY
Head of resource development
After studying history, arts and culture IUP, Adrien JOLY began his career in museums serving visitors to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, where he stayed for about 6 years. He left England in 2009 to join Jean-Jacques Aillagon's team at the Chateau de Versailles as a project sponsor. In 2011, he joined the team of prefiguration of the Mucem and was in charge in particular of his inauguration as communication and patronage assistant. Beginning in 2014, he became the head of resource development, with team of 9 people that manages patronage, privatization, concessions and derivatives, thus ensuring a large part of Mucem's own resources.
Chris MICHAELS
Digital Director
His role is to ask how digital economics, data and insight, technology and media can help give the public new access to one of the world’s great collections of European art. Chris is also a Trustee of The Collections Trust, the body that manages the data standards for the museum and galleries sector. He is an advisor to the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. He was a writer for ‘The Manual of Digital Museum Planning’ the first comprehensive book on the role of digital in museums. Before joining the National Gallery, Chris was Head of Digital & Publishing at the British Museum for three years. Before working in the cultural sector he was joint CEO of startup Mindshapes, which made mobile apps for the education market. He has held senior roles in a media and television company, in publishing and in digital marketing. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol.
Jonas HEIDE SMITH
Head of digital
Jonas Heide Smith is Head of Digital at SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst (the national gallery of Denmark). He thinks museums should forget about front-ends and believes in open access, infrastructure, and that museum people know much more than they think they know. He has a PhD in games and tweets as @jonassmith.
John STACK
Digital Director
John Stack is Digital Director of the Science Museum Group. He joined the group in 2015 and is responsible for setting and delivering the group's digital strategy. He manages the Digital department which encompasses the museums’ websites, digitised collections, apps, games and on gallery digital media. Prior to joining the Science Museum Group, he was Head of Digital at Tate for ten years and before that, editor of the contemporary artists monograph series at Phaidon Press.
Philine HOFMAN
Head of retail and merchandising
Paulo ROMANI VICELLI
Director of Institutional Relations
Graduated in International Relations by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo - PUC SP, postgraduated in History of Art by the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation - FAAP-SP, with a degree in MBA in Marketing by the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing - ESPM, he graduated from the Secretary of Goods Cultural Services of the State of São Paulo, served for the BBC-Brazil and for the British Council SP, coordinated the Communication and Relationship Nucleus at the Itaú Cultural Institute and is, currently, Director of Institutional Relations of the São Paulo Pinacoteca.
Richard PEDOTT
Vice president & general manager of merchandising

Rich Pedott is Vice President and General Manager of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Merchandising operation. During the 18 months that he has worked for The Met, Rich has overseen the reinvigoration and restructuring of the retail business in order to ensure continued profitability and growth. Rich has over 30 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Store Operations. He has led strategy, process, and systems development initiatives at several leading U.S. and international retailers, and has a track record of successful implementations that deliver bottom-line results.

Prior to joining The Met, Rich was a partner at Columbus Consulting and has held senior business leadership positions in sourcing, planning, and allocation at Goody’s Family Clothing, HSN, Eastern Mountain Sports, and The Limited. He is a graduate of the Macy’s Executive Training program and was part of the team that first launched the Merchandise Planning discipline. Rich holds a B.A. degree from Indiana University and is the co-author of "Omni-Channel Retailing: How to Build a Practical, Effective Plan of Action."

Sophie BERTRAND
Digital Project Manager
Holder of a Master's degree at Paris IV Sorbonne University, Sophie Bertrand worked for ten years at the International Bureau of French Publishing (BIEF) as Project Manager. In this context, in close connection with the network of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, it actively participates in the virtuous rapprochement of French and foreign professionals specializing in the book sector. She acquired a solid experience in the cultural field, particularly in Asia and Europe. Wishing resolutely to orient her career towards digital, she joined the National Library of France (BnF) in 2011. She then has the task of coordinating a mass heritage digitization sector by mobilizing hundreds of institutional partners around the Gallica project, library digital of the BnF. Since February 2013, she has been head of the "Digital Cooperation and Gallica" department, overseeing the implementation of Gallica's developments and the institution's digital partnership policy at national level. In parallel, Sophie Bertrand provides several professional training modules focused on the book sector and publishes articles on the missions entrusted to her.
Judith KADEE
Director
Judith Kadee is the director of the Dutch museum Villa Mondriaan, the museum dedicated to the early years of Piet Mondrian. 24-year-old Judith Kadee is the youngest museum director of the Netherlands. She studied Museum Studies at UCL in London and Film and Culture at Amsterdam University College. After an internship as a junior director at Villa Mondriaan in 2015, she returned to the museum as director in 2016. Kadee has also worked for the Saatchi Gallery and EYE Film museum.
Pamela MEYER
Community director

As Community Director of The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center, Pam facilitated the launch of New Orleans’ most comprehensive co-working environment and entrepreneurial community. She is responsible for cultivating community relationships, developing partnerships with leading organizations in business, arts and non-profit sectors, planning strategic programming, and establishing operating platforms, lease agreements, pricing, member benefits and amenities. Prior to joining Domain, Pam served as Director of Business Development for Greater New Orleans, Inc., the regional economic development organization and served as Executive Director of the Office of Alumni Affairs at the University of New Orleans. Pam holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Tulane University. She is an alumna of Institute of Politics at Loyola University, the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute and served on the board of the Louisiana Technology Council.

Aéroport de Paris
Zak MENSAH
Head of Transformation
I’m excited about helping our 180 person service to make a ruckus by focusing on the needs of our 1 Million+ visitors. I make up one quarter of our senior management team overseeing user research, making money through retail and cafes/private hire, fundraising, modern records, film office and digital team. I’m encouraging us to become ‘digital by default’. My mission is to ensure our people, skills and services are adaptable to the rapidly changing landscape as a cultural business. We’re experimenting with different ways of doing things including business models, partnerships, KPIs in the arts, and sharing as much as possible publicly through channels like http://labs.bristolmuseums.org.uk/ My background is in staff development and digital and I’ve been on the web since the late 90s and have watched the web permeate every corner of our lives. I write at www.zakmensah.co.uk. You can follow me on twitter at @zakmensah Before coming to the arts sector in 2013, I helped small businesses, charities, Jisc, Universities and the Heritage Lottery Fund to ‘do’ digital well.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Museums are always looking for ways to make their exhibitions more exciting. Now, new technologies are making that easier. From 3-D scanning and 3-D printing, to virtual reality and special apps, these technologies are being applied in a multitude of ways. Still other technologies are being tested and developed as museums […]

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Chicago got some love at SXSW this week after the Art Institute took home a coveted Interactive Innovation Award. The Art Institute of Chicago won the Visual Media Experience award at SXSW’s annual Interactive Innovation Awards for JourneyMaker, its digital tool that allows a family to create their own personalized tour of the museum. The […]

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