Symposium "Rising to the challenge. Digital innovation in museums."

International symposium organized by PLATEFORME 10 from April 26 to 28 2018


Launching event hosted by Engagement Migros : "Reframe! The future starts at the museum"
By invitation only


UNIL, Amphimax Building, room 351

8:00 Welcome and registration
8:45 Opening speech

9:20 : Open Collections
Led by: Tatyana Franck (Musée de l'Elysée) and Sarah Kenderdine (EPFL)

  • Martijn Pronk (NL), Head of Digital Communication, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    "Connecting with Vincent’s Friends"
  • Nadine Wietlisbach (CH), Director, Fotomuseum Winterthur
    "Curating the photographic as an interdisciplinary practice"
  • Merete Sanderhoff (DNK), Curator and Senior Advisor, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
    "What’s the social impact of digitising museums?"
  • Oonagh Murphy (UK), Lecturer in Arts Management, Goldsmiths College, University of London
    "Redefining the museum for a digital age"
  • Lilith Manz (DE), Researcher of Digital Museology, Hamburg
    "Going Digital. The Role of the Curator in the Age of Social Media"

11:40 Discussion
12:30 Lunch (complimentary)

14:00 : Post Exhibition?
Led by: Chantal Prod’Hom (mudac) and Kornelia Imesch Oechslin (UNIL)

  • Zhang Ga (US/CN), Distinguished Professor, China Central Academy of Fine Arts; Artistic Director, Chronus Art Center Shanghai
    "Working the Present, Activating the Future"
  • Olivier Glassey (CH), Director of the Musée de la Main UNIL-CHUV, Lausanne et Carolina Liebling (CH), Deputy Director ot the Musée de la Main UNIL-CHUV, Lausanne
    « Entre fantôme digital et présence corporelle : questionner l’expérience muséale à l’ère numérique »
  • Boris Magrini (CH), Curator and Scientific Researcher of the House of Electronic Arts Basel
  • "Curating and collecting digital art at HeK Basel: an evolving practice."*
  • David Dufresne (F)), Author and Director of Interactive Documentaries, Paris
  • « La Réalité augmentée au service de la nouvelle muséographie » *
  • Carolyn Royston (USA), Chief Experience Officer, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
    "Using Visitor Journey Mapping as a driver for change"

16:10 Discussion
17:00 End of the panels

18:00 PLATEFORME 10 construction site visit (upon registration)

Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
19:00 - 02:00"10_10 Performance programme in partnership with PLATEFORME 10"


UNIL, Amphimax building, room 351

9:00 Welcome and registration

9:30 : New Transmissions
Led by: Bernard Fibicher (mcb-a)

  • Kajsa Hartig (SE), Senior Advisor Digital Interaction, Nordiska museet, Stockholm
    "The Museum Experience as Digital First – Strategic approaches to content, conversation and audience engagement"
  • Susan Hazan (ISR), Curator of New Media and Head of the Internet Office at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    "Performing the Digital Museum"
  • Inka Drögemüller (DE), Head of International Relations / External Partners, Städel Museum, Frankfurt
    "The Digital Expansion of the Städel Museum"
  • Silvia Filippini-Fantoni (US), Director of Programs and Audience Engagement, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
    "Enhancing Visitors Experiences through Technology?"
  • Anne-Josée Lacombe (QC), Head of Digital Education, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
    « L’expérimentation au service de l’art : la médiation numérique au Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec »

11:40 Discussion
12:30 End of the panel

Visits and meal
12:45 Visit of Kung Fu Motion: The Living Archive at EPFL ArtLab and lunch (upon registration)
15:00 Visit of the Musée de l'Elysée and mudac (upon registration)

Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
16:00 - 02:00 "10_10 Performance programme in partnership with PLATEFORME 10"

Conferences will be translated in French and English.

Registration fees before March 31st

  • Half day : Fr. 75.-
  • Entire symposium : Fr. 195.-
  • Students and partners (AMS / ICOM Switzerland members, AMLP museums) for the entire symposium : Fr. 125.-

Registration fees from April 1st

  • Half day : Fr. 100.-
  • Entire symposium : Fr. 250.-
  • Students and partners (AMS / ICOM members Switzerland, AMLP museums) for the whole symposium : Fr. 150.-


With the support of : Engagement Migros, Unil - Université de Lausanne, EPFL Artlab - Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Office fédéral de la culture OFC,Canton de Vaud, Ville de Lausanne

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