The conference aims to evaluate and contextualise changes that have been moving museums and galleries towards new trends in digital and social media over the last three decades. The suggested period looking back to 1989 refers to the Velvet Revolution regarding the post-communist countries within our region. However, we invite a broader context involving speakers from countries without the traumatic communist experience to explore the significance of social and cultural changes within our region in contrast with other countries. Digital media and technologies have disrupted usual ways people obtained information on arts and cultural heritage and therefore it is essential to examine new trends and possibilities across disciplines and search for successful strategies outside museum and gallery environment.
The conference is organized by ICOM Slovakia in collaboration with ICOM Czechia and ICOM Austria.
Suggested topics for presentations:
- 30 years after  // what has (not) changed in museology since 1989
- The social and political impact of 1989 on the existence and communication style of museums
- Museum – a shift from an academic institution to community platforms
- Digital strategy for museums – necessity or current trend?
- Active collections – good practice / bad practice
- Interconnection of virtual and traditional exhibition displays
- Digital and social media in museums communication
- Existing tools for digital content utilisation
- Digitalisation vs museum staff (advantages / disadvantages / demands)
- Social impact – security – fake news
How to submit: fill in the admission form and send to e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication languages: Slovak, Czech, English
Organise an international conference held at the Winter Riding Hall of Bratislava Castle 6th and 7th of November 2019