In addition to the 6500 m² exhibition area, Museum Connections is also an international conference and workshops cycle, organized by Diane Drubay and in collaboration with the organization team.
Inspiring and professional, the Museum Connections conferences are two days of intellectual excitement for cultural professionals who wish to see their institution evolve with the world around them.
Bringing together the international experts who shape the future of museums, we accompany you to deploy your entrepreneurial potential discussing innovations and audience strategies but also the management of your brand or your shop and many other topics relevant today.
They spoke at the previous editions of Museum Connections
Inspiration Room 2019
For its 5th edition, the Museum Connections conferences will be a mix of inspirational sessions, debates and discussions around the key topics that are changing today the business of tomorrow’s museums: open digital collections, virtual and augmented realities, digital exhibitions, influence marketing, museum patrons of today, cryptocurrencies, the Generation Z and their retail habits and even the economy of happiness.
Learning Room 2019
Divided into four half-days of breakout professional training, this space will be dedicated to 4 topics requiring special attention to better guide museums in their current transformations: artificial intelligence, management of data in museums, incubators of cultural startups in museums and new trends in museum retail.
Register before! For each session, an individual pre-registration is required
How much? Free or 75 €/workshop depending on the session (early bird rate valid until December 1st)
Due to high demand, we strongly advise you to book in advance.
INSPIRATION ROOM 2019
Wednesday, 16th January 2019
Diane DRUBAY -
Xuemei Tan, France-China Museums Committee (China) -
Tui Te Hau, National Library of New Zealand (NZ) - KEYNOTE
Zoltán Szlávik, IBM Netherlands (NL) - LECTURE
Guerric Poncet, Le Point (FR) - Rose Ginosar, Tower of David Museum (Israel) - Menno Metselaar, Anne Frank House (NL) - David KOLIN, Centre des Monuments Nationaux (FR) - Brendan CIECKO, Cuseum (US) - PANEL moderated by Guerric Poncet, Le Point (FR)
Eugene Ch’ng, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (CN) - Anaïs AGUERRE, CultureConnect (UK) - Anne-Solène ROLLAND, Musée du Louvre (FR) - Yves UBELMANN, Iconem (FR) - PANEL moderated by Anaïs Aguerre, CultureConnect (UK)
Thursday, 17th January 2019
Jennifer Heslin, Whitney Museum of American Art (US) - LECTURE
Alexander Debono, MUZA (Malta) - Benjamin Schwarz, RIDDLE&CODE (AU) - Patrick Tomelitsch, Oroundo Mobile GmbH (AU) - Alexandre POLTORATZSKY, Vivaticket (FR) - Bernardine BRÖCKER, Vastari (UK) - PANEL moderated by Bernadine Bröcker, Vastari (UK)
Ophélie Peyron, Musée du Louvre (FR) - Anne-Claude d'Argent de Deux-Fontaines, Tate (UK) - Diane DRUBAY - PANEL
Thursday 17 January 2019
Museums & AI - Landing to Reality
Constance Bordes, IBM France (France) -
Zoltán Szlávik, IBM Netherlands (NL) - Case study
Ahmed Elgammal, Artrendex / Rutgers University (US) - Case study
Moderated by Constance Bordes, Strategic Mission Marketing & Communications, IBM France (FR)
Constance Bordes, IBM France (France) - Leonardo Menezes, Museum of Tomorrow (BR) - Zoltán Szlávik, IBM Netherlands (NL) - Marion Carré, AskMona (FR) - Ahmed Elgammal, Artrendex / Rutgers University (US) - Panel
Startups Incubators in Museums
Laure Pressac, Centre des Monuments Nationaux (FR) - in collaboration with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux
François-Xavier Goemaere, SkyBoy (FR) - David KOLIN, Centre des Monuments Nationaux (FR) - Case Study
Wednesday 16 January 2019
Micro-conference about museums and data: trust, governance, uses, forecasting, etc
In collaboration with Data&Musées
Louis de La Marnierre, Arenametrix (FR) - IMT (France), Orpheo (France), reciproque (France)
> Introduce the issue of data valorization for cultural institutions, the expectations and obstacles (like visitor’s trust, financial insights,...) regarding data sharing.
Louis de La Marnierre, Arenametrix (FR) - Paris Musées (France), Tech4Team (France)
How a good use of data could help you predict the success of an exhibition or a new product range and even how many guides you should book each day
Before the analysis: data normalization and anonymisation / RGPD compliance.
Louis de La Marnierre, Arenametrix (FR) - CMN, Opheo, Unesco
The Limits of Sharing and Some Financial Insights
> How to involve the public himself in the transformation, and avoid generating mistrust regarding the use of data?
Open Your Data to Global cooperations
How to prepare your museum for the big data era?
How to join the project
WORKSHOP: How to make a crisp and trendy product for your museum shop.
Ellen Groenveld, Cultuur & Retail (NL) - Anna BORSBOOM, Stylink (NL) -