UK Museums on the Web Conference 2009: The everyday web: situated, sensory, social

In 2008, Ross Parry, Programme Director for the campus-based Masters course, was elected National Chair of the Museums Computer Group. He invites all our students and past students to join him on December 2nd at the UK Museums on the Web Conference 2009: full details below.


The cost for MCG members and full-time students is £15; for non members £40. For anyone interested in Museums and the Web, this is a 'Must Attend' event



UK Museums on the Web Conference 2009: The everyday web: situated, sensory, social

2 December 2009

Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, V&A, London


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For over five years the annual UKMW conferences have been the place for high quality presentations and discussions on the matters that are shaping museums online today.


By remaining in touch with the leading edge of research, the politics of policy, as well as the day-to-day realities of professional work, UKMW continues to appeal to practitioners and academics, technologists and curators, policy makers and the commercial sector. And the event has built a reputation for the caliber of its speakers, the accessibility of its content, and the focus of its debate.


As museums’ activity online continues to be drawn into the power and possibility of the social Web (of networking and user-generated content) and the machine Web (of semantics and APIs), this year’s conference takes us back to the everyday, sensory and ubiquitous experience and encounters of online content.


Today, the Web is becoming increasingly a more multi-sensory place, with new visual interfaces, rich sound content, where content can adapt to our physical location, and even where interactions can be triggered by bodily movement. Likewise, software and services (just like our content) can today move with us.


This year UKMW will look at digital heritage in the everyday - situated, sensory, social.





9.00 - 9.30 Registration and coffee




Ross Parry (Chair, Museums Computer Group)


Gail Durbin (Head of V&A Online)



9.45 - 10.45 SOCIAL


Chair: Bridget McKenzie (Director, Flow Associates)


Matthew Cock (Head of Web, British Museum) and Katherine Campbell (BBC)


Nadia Arbach (Digital Programmes Manager (V&A) and Mike Peel (Chair, Wikimedia UK)


Denise Drake (Web Officer, Tower Hamlets Summer University)


10.45 - 11.15 Mid-morning break - hosted by Cogapp.



11.15 - 12.15 SITUATED


Chair: Loic Tallon (Director, Pocket-Proof)


Andy Ramsden (Head of e-learning, University of Bath)


Paul Golding (Innovation Strategist/Evangelist,


Mike Ellis (Solutions Architect, Research & Innovation Group, Eduserv)


12.15 - 1.15 Lunch



1.15 - 1.45 'OPEN MIC' SESSION


Chair: Martin Bazley (Chair of the E-Learning Group for Museums, Libraries and Archives)


5-minute mini presentations and updates from the floor:



1.45 - 2.15 KEYNOTE


'Making the digital museum relevant in people's everyday lives'


Richard Morgan (Technical Manager, V&A Online)



2.15 - 2.45 MCG AGM


Including the launch of 'LIVE!Museum' - supported by the AHRC and BT.


During the AGM (agenda, previous minutes (PDF)), we'll be asking members to vote on some important changes to the constitution (PDF) that have come out of our 'MCG@25' consultation process - changes that will have a big impact on how the group is run in the future.



2.45 - 3.15 Mid-afternoon break



3.15 - 4.15 SENSORY


Chair: Mia Ridge (Lead Web Developer, Science Museum)


Anne Kahr-Højland (Experimentarium, Copenhagen)


Victoria Tillotson (iShed and the Pervasive Media Studio)


Joe Cutting (Digital consultant and developer)



4.20 - 5.20 ACCESSIBLE: digital culture past, present and future


Chair: Marcus Weisen (Director, Jodi Mattes Trust)


Helen Petrie (Director, Human-Comnputer Interaction Research Group, University of York)



5.20 - 5.30 Chair's closing remarks






UKMW09 is followed by the Jodi Awards 2009. The awards, this year presented by Martha Lane Fox, are now fully booked. Anyone attending the awards will need to have registered with the Jodi Mattes Trust. If you have any questions about attending the Jodi Awards 2009, please contact Marcus Weisen [marcus dot weisen at gmail dot com]


The event tag is #ukmw09.


We're looking forward to welcoming you all to UKMW09.




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