Culture in Numbers
|This is a public event|
|Organiser:||Leeds City Council|
Milou van Oene, Communication & Publicity, Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden (The Netherlands) In the year 2014, Museum De Lakenhal undertook a major project. A completely new website was released, revolving around storytelling and including a complete overview of the collection. The collection covers over 23.000 items of the city’s art and history and was already digitalized and photographed in 2010. Now the final chapter is added, as all images are not only shown, but are also made available for download. Milou van Oene, project leader for the museum’s (online) communication, will talk about the complicated proces of clearing copyrights and other related issues concerning open data.
Dr. Sara Perry, Director of Studies of Digital Heritage and Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of York. Dr. Perry’s research centres on the relationship between digital/analogue media and knowledge-making, particularly the capacity for different forms of presentation to create, elaborate and disrupt our notions of heritage. Sara sits on the board of the Society for Visual Anthropology; is a coordinator of both the University of York’s Heritage & Play series and its York Heritage Research Seminars; and acts on the advisory committee of UCL’s Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology.
Miz De Shannon, Leeds Art Crawl
Miz has worked in marketing and audience development for over a decade, with businesses from Orange and Virgin to Arts Council NPOs. She is currently in charge of PR & Communications at Leeds College of Music.At Leeds Art Crawl Miz supports the development work done by Wetgenes by building relationships across the city and social media engagement.
Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab
Feargus O’Sullivan is a journalist who covers Europe for the Washington-based cities magazine Citylab, as well as writing for other publications including the Guardian and the Financial Times. As part of his writing on cities, Feargus has outlined the concept of “artwashing” – the disingenuous use of creative industries as a “regenerative detergent” in urban areas.
Dafydd James, National Museum of Wales
Dafydd leads the Digital Media department at Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales, which is responsible for delivering digital projects for all seven national museums in Wales. He has 12 years experience of working with technology in the cultural, heritage and learning sectors, including over six years of leading a team with responsibilities in creating websites, software development, exhibition displays, online content and digital marketing. Dafydd also leads the People’s Collection Wales Technology Group and is a committee member for the Museums Computer Group.