Our collections are online. Now what?

6. November 2020 
13:00 — 14:30  WIB
Moderator: Annissa M. Gultom
Guests: Franziska Mucha, James Taylor, Medhavi Gandhi,
Hilman Handoni
Language: English with live interpretation to Indonesian

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Making cultural collections online is not the end goal of OpenGLAM. It is a first step. Open cultural data is one of the tools to help GLAM institutions fulfill their mission, reach new audiences, support research activities, and enrich the cultural commons. So, what happens after GLAM collections are online? How can we use open cultural data to make connections and inspire our audiences? Drawing from the experience of various cultural heritage institutions in Europe and Asia, this session will explore strategies to connect with audiences using digital means and will address the challenges.
Annissa M. Gultom has been in cultural data and content development work since her time as an archaeology student (2000–2005). After graduation, her first curatorial work was in the same museum where she did her latest curatorial work in Indonesia: Museum Sejarah Jakarta. While the earlier curatorial work (2006) was for temporary exhibitions, the later curatorial work (2017) was for the museum’s permanent exhibition. Since 2012 she has been involved in multiple museum projects, including Museum Kain, Bali (2012-2015), a private initiative of digital exhibit space. In mid 2018 she relocated to UAE to work on museum projects in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region and is currently the Director of Ras Al Khaimah National Museum.

Franziska Mucha studied cultural studies in Germany and Norway and has worked in different cultural institutions at the intersection of arts, culture and technology (e.g. Trondheim Electronic Arts Center, Ars Electronica Festival). Between 2013 and 2018 she developed participatory and digital museum projects as curatorial assistant and curator at the Historical Museum Frankfurt. She has been based at the University of Glasgow as a PhD candidate in Information Studies researching “Crowds, Communities and Co-Creativity” since October 2018 and is part of the EU-funded research network POEM (Participatory Memory Practices).

James Taylor is Online Collections Information and Partnerships Manager at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum. He manages the museum’s Collections Online, which enables the reuse of the Museum’s openly licensed collection and is responsible for collection partnerships, which share data and imagery with over 20 aggregators, research portals and websites, including Digital NZ, GBIF, Wikimedia, Flickr and Google Arts and Culture. He has been employed in the heritage sector for over a decade. Prior to joining the museum last year he worked at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in a variety of public access and engagement roles and has also worked as a public historian.

Medhavi Gandhi is the founder of The Heritage Lab and has been working at the intersection of public engagement with cultural heritage, social development, and education since 2009. She has worked with a wide range of Indian organizations as well as those in Australia, the US and Europe. She is a strong advocate of open-access to digital cultural heritage, has been part of steering global campaigns in India such as MuseumWeek, and she serves as the ambassador for Art+Feminism in South Asia.

Hilman Handoni is a graduate of Museum Studies from the graduate program of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, University of Indonesia. In 2015 he joined dapoerdongeng, a production house that has produced an innovative program that uses a theater approach in a museum: Weekends at the National Museum of Indonesia with Teater Koma. 13 years of experience as a journalist and radio producer are the basis for producing the podcast Sains Sekitar Kita, Kata Benda, and Tergantung Pada Kata. In his spare time, he plays with his two dogs, Ciput and Gongxi.