Museum of the future
Changing public dialogues with museum collections in the digital age

Thursday 16 October 2014,
18.30–21.00

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The second in a series of debates as part of Museum of the future, a panel of architects, historians and digital experts will discuss how rapid changes in digital technology potentially pose the biggest challenge and opportunity for museums to consider how the public interacts with collections – and how that might impact on the physical spaces themselves.

Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor and chaired by Sir Richard Lambert, Chairman of the Trustees of the British Museum.
Panellists include:
• Sir David Chipperfield CBE, architect
• Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
• Amit Sood, Director of the Google Cultural Institute and founder of the Google Art Project
• Sonita Alleyne OBE, CEO and founder of the Yes Programme

The debate will be followed by a drinks reception in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4).

The British Museum has made its collection freely available to a global public since 1759, providing a place where people can see the history of what it is to be human. The Museum has constantly evolved since it first opened and attitudes and experiences have continued to change over 255 years. The Museum must also continue to evolve, so what will the Museum of the future look like and how will it feel?

Come and be part of the dialogue in a series of three monthly debates. Get involved in person, in the community and online.

Please note: doors open at 18.30 for the debate starting at 19.00

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Looking at the museum collection in the digital age © Benedict Johnson