How have we changed as a GLAM sector in the last 10 years, and how will we evolve? What new technologies await beyond the borders of our imagination? Who will be our audience, and why will they come? Curiosity, Anger, Obligation, Love? Will GLAM institutions even need to exist? And if so, will they still be talking about the same issues we face today or faced 100 years ago?
MuseumNext in Melbourne 2017 was all about “risk”. If you don’t try, you don’t gain, but you also don’t lose. But many speakers took the time and care to stress that there are genuine costs to inaction. If you risk nothing, you can harm every aspect of your organisation. Nothing gained, nothing lost isn’t true. If you don’t try, you are automatically losing. If risks are not taken, your institution can become irrelevant, redundant and worse – purposeless. Slide from
NDF 2016 Conference Powhiri This year around 320 people attended the National Digital Forum Conference (NDF) at Te Papa, Wellington. Despite aftershock rumblings and high nerves from a city recovering from an earthquake, the conference went ahead without a hitch. This was my first year attending the conference and I was amazed at the fascinating presentations and the challenging ideas we were left with. Sadly, I am just one person and I was unable to visit all of the presentations