Speakers 2017

Speakers 2017


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.

  • Anna KIRCHNER

    Head of International Activities

    Anaïs AGUERRE

    Founder & Managing Director

    Laura WRIGHT

    CEO

  • Maïté Labat

    Chef de projet multimédia/Réseaux sociaux

    Cia ERIKSSON

    Creative Leader

    Elisabeth CALLOT

    Project Manager

  • Tamalie NEWBERY

    Director

    Laure PRESSAC

    Responsable de la mission stratégie, prospective et numérique

    Bérengère LÉVÈQUE

    Head of audience

  • Antoine Ullman

    Director

    Thérèse LEMARCHAND

    President & Co-founder

    Adriaan DONSZELMANN

    General Director

  • June FRANCOIS

    Head of Marketing

    Will STANLEY

    Senior Comms Officer

    Julie ALDRIDGE

    Consultant

  • Sofie BERGKVIST

    Curator

    Juliette GUEPRATTE

    Head of Visitors service and Public programming

    Diane DRUBAY

    Funder

  • Jonathan DURNIN

    Director

    Milena LEVENT

    Exhibition Director

    Gregor HAGEDORN

    Coordinator at General Directorate

Anna KIRCHNER
Head of International Activities
Anna Kirchner is in charge of international activities within the EDITAG team. Anna has extensive experience in international business relations and a solid academic background in fine arts from the University of Hamburg. She is fluent in French, English and German, her mother tongue. When Anna does not travel through the countries, she is at the EDITAG headquarters in France next to Aix-en-Provence or in the EDITAG office in Cologne but can still be reached by e-mail: anna.kirchner@monalitag.com
Anaïs AGUERRE
Founder & Managing Director
Since July 2017, Anais Aguerre is the Founder and Managing Director of Culture Connect, a consultancy specialising in unlocking the international potential of the cultural sector; harnessing its ability to build bridges between people, institutions and countries. Among Culture Connect initial assignment, Anais was appointed Project Director of the ReACH initiative, a global research and consultation programme spearheaded by the V&A. Prior to this, Anais worked for 15 years as a consultant and senior museum professional. She was notably Head of International Initiatives at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (eg. responsible for the pioneer partnership which led to the opening of the new V&A Gallery at Design Society in Shenzhen, China; eg. development of V&A International Training Courses) and worked for 6 years at the British Museum on developing the Museum's international strategy and generating innovative income streams.
Laura WRIGHT
CEO
Laura Wright has been CEO of Tate Enterprises, the revenue generating company of the Tate galleries, for the last 6 years. Her remit covers publishing, retailing, product development, licensing, picture library and filming, and generates around £18m per annum with all profits being returned to Tate. Laura has been employed by Tate Enterprises for 17 years, having previously worked as Retail Director of the organisation, overseeing the running of the then eight shops within the four Tate sites in London, Liverpool and St Ives. The many highlights from that time include opening the shops at Tate Modern, refitting the shops at all of the other sites and running the retailing for such successful shows as Matisse/Picasso, Damien Hirst, Klimt and Turner, Whistler, Monet amongst others. Prior to Tate, Laura worked in the commercial side of other arts organisation in London, including the National Portrait Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Her first job was in a feminist bookshop in the Charing Cross Road, where she discovered that she enjoys both opinionated customers and making money by selling them the right things. In her spare time Laura is a Trustee for a multi-academy Trust of 9 schools; the Chair of the Trust running her local library; and a Trustee of Turner Contemporary, a highly regarded gallery on the south east coast of Britain. She also has two neglected children and a very understanding husband.
Maïté Labat
Chef de projet multimédia/Réseaux sociaux
Since 2009, Maite Labat is in charge of projects & social media working for the digital team at the Palace of Versailles. After studying History at La Sorbonne and working as a journalist, she explores today new ways to tell stories about Versailles thanks to digital.
Cia ERIKSSON
Creative Leader
Cia and Sofie worked as creative leader and curator respectively for IKEA Museum in Sweden that opened in June 2016. Cia has worked for IKEA during 18 years, and also with her own company, working with business development. Now they are launching a joint venture and want to share their best tips on what museums and retail can learn from each other.
Elisabeth CALLOT
Project Manager
Elisabeth has joined the Lab in Paris in 2015 as a Program Manager. She has lead the Natural History project gathering collections from 60 Natural History Museums on Google Arts & Culture. Elisabeth is also managing the launch of projects developed at the Lab, like the Google Arts & Culture Experiments site.
Tamalie NEWBERY
Director
Tamalie is the Director of AIM, a UK membership organisations which represents and supports museums and heritage organisations that are independent of local or central government. AIM’s programmes focus on the importance of good leadership and governance to enable museums to prosper, as well as providing a wealth of practical advice on everything from managing volunteers to running a profitable museum shop. Before working for AIM, Tamalie helped found a new museum and gallery, The Lightbox, which won UK Museum of the Year when it opened. She has also worked as a fundraiser, project manager and consultant in the arts and heritage sectors.
Laure PRESSAC
Responsable de la mission stratégie, prospective et numérique
#Stratégie #Monuments #Digital #Numerique #Patrimoine #VisiteurS #Graffiti #Digitalwomen @LaurePressac
Bérengère LÉVÈQUE
Head of audience
After studying History of Art at the University of Rennes, Bérengère Lévêque founded in 2005 “Le Radar” Contemporary art space in Bayeux (14) where it presents several original exhibitions of French and international artists. In parallel, she joined the Musée d’Orsay as head of the reception. She remained there 5 years before assuming the duties of adjoint to the head of reception of the public at the Center Pompidou. In 2013, she joins the prefiguration teams of the Louis Vuitton Foundation to define an innovative welcoming policy for the public and take responsibility for the entire visitor relationship.
Antoine Ullman
Director
For 25 years, DADA is the reference editor to discover and discover art. Through a monthly magazine, introductory books, Ipad applications, visiting support materials, discover how DADA collaborates with French museums, and what we could imagine together. Because DADA, is initially an original pedagogy which makes art accessible but also and especially desirable for young audiences and families.
Thérèse LEMARCHAND
President & Co-founder
Adriaan DONSZELMANN
General Director
Adriaan Dönszelmann has worked in the Van Gogh Museum for five years, of which three years as Managing Director. He has played a major role in managing the museum and its associated enterprises through a number of fundamental changes to be prepared for the future. This involves the existing museum organization and its activities, as well as new activities and the further development of its commercial business to consumer and business to business activities. Previously he worked for the Jewish Historical Museum as business manager before he made his step into the cultural field. From his past in various companies amongst which Unisys, British Telecom and Deloitte Support Group he brought wide business experience into the cultural field and at the same time started a new period of learning in his professional life. Adriaan has a background in town and landscape planning and was further educated in finance and people management. Adriaan was born and raised in Amsterdam and nowadays lives with his wife and four children just up north of Amsterdam.
June FRANCOIS
Head of Marketing
June François is responsible for the marketing activities of the group of seven museums operated by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Her responsibilities include destination management, public programme marketing, commissioning independent market research, branding and strategic alliances. June previously worked as Audience Development Director for Audiences Wales, and as Marketing Services Manager at regional newspaper publishers, Media Wales. She began her career by working in international consumer market research in London and Paris, and has lived in Cardiff since 1992. She is a Chartered Marketer, obtaining her Diploma in Marketing in 1995, and has a BA (Hons) in Social Policy & Administration from the University of Kent at Canterbury. She has also recently studied for the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing and is a mentor on the schemes run by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Arts Marketing Association.
Will STANLEY
Senior Comms Officer
Will Stanley is Senior Communications Officer at the Science Museum in London, UK, where he manages social media and communication campaigns for major exhibitions. Will studied Chemistry at the University of Durham and has over 6 years of experience in PR, working in the technology, education and culture sectors. Since 2012, Will has co-organized DrinksThing (@DrinksThing on Twitter), a monthly networking event for culture and technology professionals.
Julie ALDRIDGE
Consultant
Julie is a consultant specialising in business planning, marketing strategy, and organisational development. She works with a diverse mix of clients from across the arts, heritage and cultural sector. Supporting leaders and teams to devise new strategies to achieve their ambitions during a time of rapid change. Prior to becoming a consultant, Julie was Executive Director of the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) for over 11 years. She has extensive experience in developing high impact training and professional development. She devised, developed and is a core trainer on the Future Proof Museums programme; led AMA retreats: strategic marketing planning and leadership residentials; and has recently launched cultural sector academies focused on innovation and experimentation.
Sofie BERGKVIST
Curator
Cia and Sofie worked as creative leader and curator respectively for IKEA Museum in Sweden that opened in June 2016. Sofie has worked as curator and writer for both local Swedish museums and with her own company. Now they are launching a joint venture and want to share their best tips on what museums and retail can learn from each other.
Juliette GUEPRATTE
Head of Visitors service and Public programming
In the cultural sector, the adage that one bright once the inauguration of a museum. The exception proves the rule, Juliette Guépratte is privileged to witness two successive openings of the Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2010 where she led teams of mediation and reception, and the Louvre-Lens late 2012 where she currently leads the Service Public. With a double degree in art history and modern literature, Juliette Guépratte currently teaches at the University of Artois after teaching twentieth-century art at the Ecole du Louvre for several years. She is the author of “B2B2SP” (ed. Archistorm) and “Pascal Cribier, trails a gardener” (dir. Laurent Le Bon, ed. Xavier Barral). This book received the special mention of the price of contemporary art and Artcurial book was published on the sidelines of an exhibition where Guépratte Juliette was also co-curator.
Diane DRUBAY
Funder
Diane Drubay is a long-standing member of the museum and digital community. French, Berlin-based, she founded Buzzeum in 2007, a new media and communication agency specialised in museums and cultural institutions, after working at the Ministry of Culture and Communication as digital project manager. She co-founded Museomix, a hackathon for museums in 2011 and founded We Are Museums in 2013, a european community for museum and innovation, and the Museum Think Tank Berlin in 2014. She has curated the programmation of Museum Connections, the international trade show for museums, since 2014. She sees museums as actors in our lives and as open, connected and participative entities.
Jonathan DURNIN
Director
A founding Director of DC Research, Jonathan has over 20 years of academic, policy development and consultancy experience as a research economist, analyst, evaluator and project manager. He specialises in assessing and evaluating economic, cultural and community impacts derived from investments, venues, projects and programmes, and has well established expertise in assessing economic and social value and impact across a number of sectors and locations (including major economic development projects, education campuses, tourism programmes and projects, major arts venues and a range of museums). Jonathan has particular expertise in applying ‘Green Book’ economic impact techniques and principles, including impact assessment work as part of major planning applications, evaluations and appraisals, and has also applied these techniques to a range of cultural developments. for other national research consultancy firms, Jonathan set up DC Research in 2008 with co-Director and longstanding colleague Dr Stephen Connolly. He previously held senior policy posts with Cumbria County Council and before that research posts at the Centre for Regional Economic Development in Carlisle (now part of the University of Cumbria). A graduate of the University of Leciester with an MA in Public Policy Economics, Jonathan is a Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association.
Milena LEVENT
Exhibition Director
Milena Levent is the Exhibition Director of Museum Connections, she is participating to the success of its new commercial and marketing strategy and is at your disposal to share & discuss more about the event.
Gregor HAGEDORN
Coordinator at General Directorate
Having graduated in botany, zoology, microbiology and mathematics, I have specialized in my professional career in interdisciplinary research between biodiversity and computer science. Important projects were several BMBF and EU funded biodiversity informatics projects (BioCISE, GLOPP, GBIF-D, KeyToNature, ViBRANT, pro-iBiosphere), the creation of the DELTA-compatible (delta-intkey.com) database application DiversityDescriptions (formerly “DeltaAccess”, 11 versions since 1995), conceptual work on the DiversityWorkbench in general, work in the Biodiversity Information Standards organisation (BIS-TDWG) on Structured Descriptive Data and Audubon Core standards, and the development of the biowikifarm.net.