THE INCLUSIVE MUSEUM

BROADENING THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS IN SOCIETY

ATHENS, 26 NOV 2015

THESSALONIKI, 27 NOV 2015

Museums are increasingly a space for discussion, reflection, movement, creativity, participation, and personal and professional growth. Ambitious speaker programmes give a cross-disciplinary background to works in their collections. Apps and other digital features help recruit the next generation of museum-goers. Worldwide, museums and other cultural organizations are taking advantage of their often enviable spaces to host studio courses, innovation labs, and even yoga classes.

As museums become more active players in their communities, audiences speak up more. In Manchester, UK, the Whitworth has made the community part of the organization's artistic and creative mission, handing authority and ownership to visitors —and as a result it received the Artfund Museum of the Year award in 2015. In New York, the New Museum, which is the city’s only dedicated contemporary art museum, has addressed civic and economic issues with the IDEAS CITY festival and the NEW INC entrepreneurship incubator for artists, designers, and technology professionals. The arts program at Bloomberg Philanthropies helps institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History attract new audiences with beautifully designed digital content such as the 82nd and Fifth app for iPad. At the fifth annual Museum Conference, museum and cultural professionals from Greece, the U.S. and the UK will examine how museums and other cultural organisations can engage with diverse audiences and drive changes in society.

SPEAKERS

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Ath / Thess

Arts Program,

Bloomberg Philanthropies

U.S.A.

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Head of Engagement, The Whitworth and Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester

UK

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Deputy Director,

New Museum

U.S.A.

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Ath

Co-founder, Locus Athens

GR

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Artist-Musician

GR

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Ath

Assistant Director of Programs & Strategic Initiatives, Stavros Niarchos Foundation

GR

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Ath

Archeologist-Museologist, Head of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation

GR

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Ath

Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Municipality Decentralisation,

City of Athens

GR

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Ath

Curator of Public Programs, documenta 14

DE

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Ath 

Artistic Director,

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DE

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