Museums Tech 2019: A Digital Festival for Museums
27 June 2019, Museum of London

0930 – 1030 Registration and coffee
1030 – 1040 Welcome from Chair
Lauren Vargas, Digital Fellow, One by One

VR and AR: Case studies

1040 – 1100 Dambusters: RAF Museum
Kevin Carter, Head of Digital Experience, RAF Museum, London, and Ollie Lindsay, Founder of digital producer All Seeing Eye, discuss the production process behind the CreativeXR-funded Dambusters VR Experience

1100 – 1115 Q&A with Kevin Carter and Ollie Lindsay

1115 – 1135 Museum ExplorAR
Graham Davies, Digital Programmes Manager, Amguedffa Cymru-National Museums Wales, presents findings from the Museum ExplorAR augmented reality pilot project

1135 – 1150 Q&A with Graham Davies

1150 – 1210 Ghosts and Bells
Andy Baker, Director of Ixxy, and digital artist Maf’j Alvarez of Limbic Fish talk about their journeys through VR for museums – from their initial experiences in the medium through to producing a successful work for the Vorarlberg State Museum in Austria

Andy Baker, Maf’J Alvarez and Kate Smith will be showing Ghosts and Bells in The Studio during the day

1210 – 1225 Q&A with Andy Baker and Maf’j Alvarez

1225 – 1235 Product showcases
Tonwelt UK Ltd

1235 – 1345 Lunch
Meet suppliers and take part in product demos. Suppliers include:
Alsaro Sagl
Tonwelt UK Ltd
Virtualware UK

1345 – 1355    Product showcases
Virtualware UK

1355 – 1450 Panel discussion: Online collections
The MA’s Empowering Collections recommends “a strategic approach to online collections”. How should museums respond to the opportunities of online audiences?
Foteini Aravani, Curator, Museum of London
Jane Audas, Freelance Digital Producer
Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust
Gavin Mallory, Production Director, Cogapp

1450 – 1500 Break
Short comfort break

1500 – 1520 Making technology pay
Rupert Harris, CEO of digital producer Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, and Adam Koszary, Digital Lead for Museums Partnership Reading, discuss how technology in the visitor experience can be used to support commercial objectives  

1520 – 1530 Q&A with Rupert Harris and Adam Koszary

1530 – 1550 Creating an immersive visitor experience
How can technology be used to create exciting and immersive interpretation? Elpiniki Psalti, Senior Exhibitions Project Manager, Museum of London, talks about the technology behind the Beasts of London exhibition, which recently opened at the museum (see below)

1550 – 1600 Q&A with Elpiniki Psalti

1600 – 1620 Powerful digital images
Gavin Mallory, Production Director, Cogapp, demystifies the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), and showcases examples of its use in practice

1620 – 1630 Q&A with Gavin Mallory

1630 – 1640 Final thoughts and close
Lauren Vargas, Digital Fellow, One by One

Beasts of London, an immersive exhibition created in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, is ticketed but free to members of the Museums Association. Tours begin every seven minutes for 12 people at a time. Tickets are available at the Museum of London welcome desk.

Andy Baker, Maf’J Alvarez and Kate Smith will be showing Ghosts and Bells in The Studio during the day.