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Connected Audience Conference 2017 – Documents and Materials

 Day 1 – Thursday, 14. September Documents and Materials
Welcome & Introduction
Christian Waltl (AT), KulturAgenda
Sasha Palmquist (US), Institute for Learning Innovation
Peter Keller (DE), Director General, ICOM
170914-01-introduction
Key Note: Oona Strathern (IE)
What does an increasingly individualised society mean for cultural institutions?
Oona Strathern (PDF)
170914-02-oona_strathern (Audio)
Get connected – Sharing Stories
Mela Maresch (AT) & Kersten Kloser (AT)
 Day 2 – Friday, 15. September
Open Forum
Reflections from the day before – Lisa Baxter and David Anderson in discussion with participants
Key Note: David Anderson
Towards Cultural Democracy
170915-connected_audience (Audio):

David Anderson PDF
Paul digi story_David Anderson (Video)

Case study presentations – Session 1
Marge Ainsley, Emma Parsons (UK), Towards an audience focus
Luisa Masserani (BR), A visitor study that help explainers
Vienna Presentation Emma Parsons Marge Ainsley (PDF)

Luisa Massarani (PDF)

Case Study Session 1 (Audio):

Case study presentations – Session 2
Luise Reitstätter (AT), Easy-to-read. Hard to Follow?
Charlie Trautmann (US), Grow your museum’s impact by (really) listening to your audience
Luise Reitstaetter (PDF)

Trautmann Connected Audiences 2017-09-16b (PDF presented by Pat Munro)

Case Study Session 2

Key Note: Lisa Baxter (UK)
Experience Design and Strategic Value Creation
Lisa Baxter presentation (PDF)

Lynn Dierking (US) in conversation with David Anderson (UK) Elisabeth Menasse-Wiesbauer (AT), Matthias Beitl (AT)
Connected Audience Exchange
On-site visits in small groups – Wiener Konzerthaus, ZOOM Children’s Museum, Austrian Museum of Architecture, Imperial Furniture Collection
Evening Reception
Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
 Day 3 – Saturday, 16. September
Open Forum
Reflections from the day beforeCase study presentations – Session 3
Anna Elfers, Carlijn Diesfeldt (NL), Making public: audience research in public art projects
Vera Almanritter (DE), Attracting diverse audiences
Anna Elffers & Carlijn Diesfeldt (PDF)

 

PPT_Allmanritter_Attracting-diverse-audiences_16.09.17v2 (PDF)

Case study presentations – Session 4
Ryan Auster (US), Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies (COVES)
Dimitra Christidou (NO), Visitracker: A Tool for Visitor Studies
Ryan Auster Connected Audience (PDF)
Dimitra Christidou
Wendy Jo Coones’s (AT) & Lynn Dierking’s observations
Connected Audience Dialogue with Patricia Munro and Jeff Beeson (DE)
This brings together all thoughts, models, ideas, critical remarks and experiences of the last two days to try and formalise in a dialogical framework the role of cultural institutions and how they can create meaningful experience for the audiences of today and tomorrow
 Other Materials
Personas Workshop AzW_Personas-Theory (PDF)
AzW_Personas-Workshop (PDF)

Personas WS_2 (PDF)
Personas Architekturzentrum Wien

Poster presentations Deborah wassermann VOICES for Connected Community Conference 20170911 (PDF)

J.Müller M.Hampe_Mission impossible_Connected Audience2017 (PDF)

Poster_v4_final_specht (PDF)

Phelan_2017_PosterConnectedAudience (PDF)

 

 John Falk (US) Falk Connected Audiences 2017 v2 (PDF)
7 Modalities of Well-Being Related Needs- Falk (PDF)

Young Leaders 2017, Ljubljana (26.-30.11.2017)

European Museum Leadership Programme

Sunday (evening) November 26th to Thursday November 30th, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Call for applications

Society is changing rapidly which not only has implications for the public role of museums and cultural institutions but also affects the way we experience and see them as part of our cultural framework. More than ever, leadership competencies are necessary to run and lead teams that make museums relevant to society and drive forward necessary change.

In a series of sessions this programme will introduce young European museums and cultural heritage professionals to the complex concept of self-, team- and institutional leadership helping them to explore their own competencies and leadership skills through self-reflection, discussions and group activities. International guest speakers and the leadership programme team will present best practice models and case studies. During the sessions participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the challenges in their own organisations.

Who is it for?

This training programme is for young museums and cultural professionals who have either recently been appointed to a management post (director or head of a department) of a museum or a cultural institution or who are aspiring to become leaders in their institutions.

Applicants should have already staff responsibility and should be under the age of 45 (exceptions are possible).

We are happy to accept also applications from outside of Europe.

Programme Details

  • Intensive 4 day programme
  • Small team of international experts
  • Mix of experts’ inputs, discussions and workshops
  • Evening after-dinner talks
  • Group stays together in a hotel close to the programme venue
  • Starts on Sunday evening and finishes on Thursday 5pm

Read what Young Leaders are saying about the programme

Programme Fee and Accommodation

Fee: 950 € programme fee plus ca. 300 € for 4 nights Full Board (superior single room) in a 3-star hotel (Hotel Park – Booking Form) two minutes from the venue

Limited spaces (18 – 20 maximum);

Terms & Conditions

Venue: National Museum Slovenia, Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Travel to and from Ljubljana needs to be arranged individually. Our hotel partner can provide a taxi service to and from the airport which can be booked through the Hotel Park – Booking Form hotel booking form (25€ one way).

Programme Concept

Jeff Beeson & Christian Waltl  (a KulturAgenda event©)

Contact

Christian Waltl, director KulturAgenda (AT)

Tel: +43 650 5545165

or post your application to:

KulturAgenda Institute

Dr. Wutte Strasse 14, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

The Connected Audience Conference 2017, Vienna

Conference Programm

Registration & Booking

The conference is part-funded by the Federal Chancellary of Austria

and sponsored by

Abstract: The role of museums and cultural institutions in society has changed and is becoming increasingly more visitor focused. Successful institutions need to be open spaces and partner with multiple organisations and initiatives to support learning, social development and growth in a changing world. However, there is still a long way to go to ensure an audience focused perspective within the culture sector and for this approach to be considered as a key strategic element of an institution’s culture. It is vital that museums and cultural institutions know their audiences (and non-audiences). This knowledge will enable them to come up with effective strategies to connect with diverse audiences while also addressing the audiences’ individual needs and expectations.

To explore these challenges, the Connected Audience conference brings together experts and practitioners from the museum and culture sector from around the world to share and discuss cutting-edge thinking and innovative practice in audience research and development.

The main goal of the conference is to examine how audience research and evaluation can support museums and other cultural institutions in gaining a greater understanding of their audiences. By using these tools, institutions will be able to increase participation and better inform their strategic development and overall cultural practice.

The conference will focus on questions such as:

  • How can free-choice learning research support audience development initiatives?
  • How is audience research and evaluation helping to identify individual needs?
  • What does it mean to define target groups beyond demographic segmentation?
  • What are the challenges and barriers to include audience research results in institutional planning and strategic positioning?
  • How should an organisation be aligned so that all departments feel responsible for audience development?
  • How can a fruitful balance be achieved between visitor focus and institutional constraints?
  • What can futurist trend research contribute to new audience development initiatives and how can it help to proactively shape museum policies?

We believe that the discussion of audience development goes way beyond visitor numbers, income generation or funding criteria. More radically it is about a vision to recognise cultural institutions as symbiotic entities that benefit and enrich both institutions and society and make them better places to work and visit. This will ensure that culture will play a major role in the future development of our society.

Conference Design

This 2.5-day international conference will provide inspiring discussions and productive interactions between conference organisers, local museums and cultural institutions, conference participants and facilitators. This approach offers a role model of our vision of how museums can connect with their multiple audiences. There will be a minimum of talking heads and a maximum of participant engagement. We seek to create a facilitating and stimulating atmosphere with a strong dialogical approach. Participants will gain relevant experiences and insight for their professional practice.

Location & Date

Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien (Austrian Museum of Architecture)
Museumsquartier Vienna
Museumplatz 1
1070 Vienna, Austria

September 14 -16, 2017

Start on Thursday, 14. September at 16.00

Finish on Saturday, 16. September at 17.00

Target Group

The conference aims to bring together audience research and evaluation experts, educational academics and practitioners, museum and cultural institution professionals, curators, marketers, educators, managers and directors and anyone who is interested in developing visitor focused institutions. Mid-career professionals are particularly welcome.

Conference Language: English

Conference Fee:

Early Bird:           275€ (till June, 23)

Standard Fee:    340€

The conference fee includes lunches and coffee breaks, drink reception on Thursday, evening reception on Friday and information material.

Maximum Capacity: 150 delegates

Registration & Booking

Terms and Conditions

KulturAgenda has negotiated with a few hotels in the vicinity room contingents – Conference Hotels

Organising Committee

The conference is jointly organized by the Institute for Learning Innovation and KulturAgenda – Institute for Museums, Cultural Enterprises and Audiences.

Programme Development Team

The programme has been jointly developed by

  • Sasha Palmquist, Institute for Learning Innovation, Portland (USA)
  • Pat Munro, Zephyrus, Munich (GER)
  • Renate Goebl, KulturAgenda, Vienna (AUT)
  • Christian Waltl, KulturAgenda, Klagenfurt (AUT)

Cooperation and Venue Partners

 

Mag. Christian Waltl MA
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T: +43 (0)650 5545165

www.kulturagenda.at

Young Leaders 2016

Training Programme

Young Leaders

 

Date: 17.–20.10.2016

Kerschensteiner Kolleg am Deutschen Museum
Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München, Munich, Germany

European Museum Leadership Programme

A training programme for young museums and cultural professionals aspiring to become leaders in their sector and drive forward necessary change.

Young Leaders 2016_Call for Applications

Find here Programme information and abstract

This is what Young Leader 2015 participants are saying:

I’m still processing my thoughts and experiences but I can say that I have come into work this morning with a fresh perspective and renewed energy. I feel I have learned a lot from the programme and am keen to put it into action. You organised a fantastic programme and I really appreciate the opportunity to learn from your expertise, and that of the other participants”
Oliver Moore, Learning Programme Development Officer, (UK)

“I’ll never forget these very interesting four days in Munich. I came to work today with many ideas and a lot of enthusiasm. Congratulations on your work, the programme was very good and the participants you gathered for the programme were all very nice and able people. Dinners, talks, walks, wine tasting … all this was wonderful”
Jana Babšek, director, Tržic Museum, Slovenia

Programme Abstract

Society is changing rapidly which not only has implications for the public role of museums but also affects the way we experience and see museums as part of our cultural framework. As a result far-reaching changes to the museum sector are a necessity to make sure museums stay relevant to society. New museum models are developing which are open, communicative, innovative, creative, as well as entrepreneurial and strike the balance between the necessary collecting and preserving aspect of heritage work and the engagement of the public, not only as consumers but as active participants.

This also means we have to rethink how our museums are managed and operated and what kind of leadership skills we need to develop. Leadership can play a role at many different levels in museums. It is not just the director at the top of the institution who can motivate staff, we also need visionary leaders who have a creative ambition to share their enthusiasm and inspire staff at all levels.

In a series of sessions this programme will introduce young European museums professionals to the complex concept of self-, team- and institutional leadership helping them to explore their own competencies and leadership skills through self-reflection, discussions and group activities. International guest speakers and the leadership programme team will present best practice models and case studies. During the sessions participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the challenges in their own organisations.

Aims and Objectives

The main aim of this introductory training programme is to broaden the way we think about leading an institution and to explore our own leadership potential in all its facets, with the notion that we have to share responsibilities to be able to best co-create robust and flexible cultural organisations that meet the needs of a changing society.

Further objectives are to:

  • Explore one’s own leadership competencies and skills as a means of developing a personalized professional learning agenda
  • Strengthen leadership and management skills
  • Exchange experiences and lessons learnt
  • Develop new ways of thinking and provide a direction for the future
  • Facilitate networking and stimulate conversations in a peer group setting
  • Establish an international network of young cultural leaders

Who is it for?

This training programme is for young museums and cultural professionals who have either recently been appointed to a management post (director or head of a department) of a museum or a cultural institution or who are aspiring to become leaders in their institutions.
Applicants should be under the age of 45.

Our Philosophy

‘Leadership is not something you learn but you grow into.’

The Young Leaders programme is not about offering a hand book of how to become a successful leader it is rather a professional development initiative that allows for personal growth and reflection of your own leadership potential.

Set Up

The programme is an intensive 4-day course which brings together young museums and heritage professionals from all over Europe (and beyond).

  • Full-board accommodation (whole group stays together)
  • Mix of experts’ inputs, discussions and workshops
  • Evening after-dinner talks
  • Small team of international experts

The programme has already gained an international reputation as a high quality event that makes a difference to people. After the successful launch of the pilot course in Ribnica in 2014, which was funded by the Culture Ministry of Slovenia, the course is being hold for the second time at the Kerschensteiner Kolleg in Munich (Deutsches Museum), however locations will change from year to year.

Introduction to Leadership – Programme Overview:     

  • The fundamentals of leadership and museums management
  • Leadership styles and values
  • Leadership competencies and tools
  • Knowing yourself as a leader (personal assessment, exploring your leadership style)
  • Leadership perspectives
  • Teambuilding exercise
  • Mindfulness based stress reduction

KulturAgenda Leadership Team    

  • Jeff Beeson, director Entheos, Munich (US/GER)
  • Marilyn Scott, director The Lightbox, Woking (UK)
  • Christian Waltl, director KulturAgenda, Klagenfurt (AT) and
  • Invited guest speakers

Organizers

KulturAgenda

850 € plus 290 € full-board accommodation

Limited spaces (18 – 20 maximum);
Venue: Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches Museum, Munich
Travel to and from Munich needs to be arranged individually.

Funding Opportunities and Bursaries

KulturAgenda is offering two bursaries of 450 EUR to assist candidates who have problems raising the full amount of the programme fee.
Please do contact us if you would like to know more about any of these opportunities!

Young Leaders 2015

Young Leaders 2015

Date: 24.–27.11.2015

Kerschensteiner Kolleg am Deutschen Museum
Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München, Munich, Germany

A training programme for young museums and cultural professionals aspiring to become leaders in their institutions/sector and drive forward necessary change.

Call for Applications open until June 26th

Application process:
Interested candidates should send

  • a letter of intent (1-2 pages only) outlining why they want to participate in the programme
  • a short CV (max. 3 pages)
  • and briefly describe their current role and responsibilities in the organisation they work for

Deadline of submission is June, 26th

Selection process:
All applications are reviewed by the leadership selection committee and a short list of 16 to 18 candidates will be announced at the end of June/beginning of July.

The successful museum leadership programme piloted in Slovenia in December last year will have its inauguration as a regular programme which we offer for young aspiring museum leaders at the Deutsches Museum’ Kerschensteiner Kolleg in Munich.

Programme Abstract
Society is changing rapidly which not only has implications on the public role of museums but also in the way we experience and see museums as part of our cultural framework. As a result far-reaching changes to the museum sector are a necessity to make sure museums stay relevant to society. New museum models are developing which are open, communicative, innovative, creative, as well as entrepreneurial and strike the balance between the necessary collecting and preserving aspect of heritage work and the engagement of the public not only as consumers but as active participants.
This also means we have to rethink how our museums are managed and operated and what kind of leadership skills we need to develop. Leadership can play a role at many different levels in museums. It is not just the director at the top of the institution who can motivate staff, we also need visionary leaders who have a creative ambition to share their enthusiasm and inspire staff at all levels.
This programme will introduce young European museums professionals to the complex concept of self-, team- and institutional leadership helping them to explore their own competencies and leadership skills through self- reflection and group activities.

Team
Marilyn Scott, Director The Lightbox (UK)
Dr. Renate Goebl, Deputy Director KulturAgenda (AT)
Jeff Beeson, Director, Entheos Group (US/GER)

Programme leader: Mag. Christian Waltl MA

Symposium ‘Politics of Memory/Oblivion, Modes of Transmission and Interpretation’

Conference

Date: 11.–12.06.2015

Tržiški muzej
Muzejska 11, 4290, Tržic, Slovenia

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Ljubelj/Loibl (Unterloibl, Loibl-Pass Süd, Loibl-Pass South), a sub-camp of the KZ Mauthausen.

Find here the programme
The participation of this conference is free of charge.

Seventy years after the end of the Second World War and liberation of the concentration camps the questions of intergenerational transmission of memory, education about the Holocaust and also questions about the extinction procedures of race and political enemies of the Nazi State, are more imminent than ever. However, besides these enumerated questions, contested representations of the past, we sometimes tend to forget (especially in the communities historically inclined to mental and cultural homogenization), can be different and viewed from different angles and perspectives – but all are, nevertheless, in relation to power, identity and institutional politics of memory/oblivion.

The symposium will address all these significant themes which will be debated in relation to concentration camps, especially the ones intended for political prisoners and “Total-State” enemies (Ljubelj/Loibl camp was one of those), and Nazi politics in the “concentrationary universe” (l’univers concentrationnaire by David Rousset). It will question how discourses and representations shape the past, how they’re produced, reproduced and challenged. It will examine various representations of concentration camps, differences between notions of memory and history, and discuss the role that community memory has in modelling and transmitting meanings, values and identities.

Speakers (alphabetic order):

  • Dr. Edith Blaschitz, Donau University Krems
  • Prof. Jean-François Forges, professor of history, Lyon, France
  • MMag. Erich Herber, Donau University Krems
  • Mag. Otto Hochreiter, City Museum, Graz
  • Dr. Marija Juric Pahor, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana
  • Prof. Peter Gstettner, Mauthausen Komitee Klagenfurt/Celovec
  • Mag. Monika Kokalj Kocevar, Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana
  • Dr. Taja Kramberger, independent researcher, Koper/Capodistria, Paris, France
  • Mag. Dr. Gerti Malle, Memory Site of the Mauthausen satellite camp Loibl-North, guide, Klagenfurt/Celovec
  • Frédérique Neau-Dufour, Director of European Centre of the Deported Members of the Resistance Memory Site of the former camp Natzweiler-Struthof
  • Christian Tessier, independent researcher, France
  • Mag. Tadeja Tominšek, Institute of Contemporary History, Ljubljana
  • DDr. Verena Vidrih Perko, Director for Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, Ljubljana

Themes:

  • Politics of memory and oblivion in connection to the concentration camps
  • Presentations and representations of concentration camps (print media, manuals, official sources, digital spaces etc.)
  • Testimonies of the KLs, trauma and survivor’s narratives
  • Intergenerational transmission of values and knowledge on the concentration camps, pedagogy of the Shoah/Holocaust
  • Historical accounts, interpretations, public memory/oblivion and civic education in connection to the heritage of concentration camps

Attached files

Organizers

Tržiški muzej
KulturAgenda

Free admission

Conference Supporters:

  • Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia
  • Land Kärnten Kultur
  • The Municipality of Tržic, Mag. Borut Sajovic, Mayor of Tržic
  • Institut Français, Ljubljana
  • Mauthausen Komitee Kärnten/Koroška

Photo source: http://redline69-serge.blogspot.fr/2009/07/loibl-pass-camp-nord-sud.html

Crowdfunding the Museum 2015

Seminar

Date: 08.05.2015

Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Mönchsberg, Salzburg

Crowdfunding the Museum 2015.
Eine alternative Finanzierung für Museen und Kulturprojekte?

Finden Sie hier Info & Programm des eintägigen Seminars

In Zeiten von öffentlicher Budgetknappheit und der Suche nach neuen Geldquellen rückt auch im Kulturbereich das Crowdfunding immer mehr als alternatives Finanzierungsmodell in den Vordergrund. In kommerzieller Form hilft Crowdfunding als Investment vor allem jungen Start-ups Gelder aufzustellen, die sie über klassische Finanzierungsmodelle nie hätten erreichen können. Im Kulturbereich ist Crowdfunding vornehmlich als Civic Society Modell aus der Film- und Musikbranche bekannt geworden. Zögerlich aber doch haben auch einige Museen begonnen diese neue Möglichkeit zu nutzen, wobei es gilt erste Erfahrungen zu erkunden.

Der Begriff Crowdfunding wird im Deutschen als ‚Schwarmfinanzierung‘ übersetzt und geht doch deutlich an der Bedeutungskomplexität des Begriffes vorbei. Crowdfunding ist vielmehr ein Modell zur aktiven Beteiligung vieler an einem Entstehungsprozess. Dabei kann es sich um ein Produkt genauso wie um ein Projekt handeln, das hauptsächlich über soziale Medien kommuniziert und finanziert wird.

Ziel des Seminars ist es, den TeilnehmerInnen Detailinformationen zum Crowdfunding zu vermitteln, anhand von praktischen Beispielen die Chancen und Risiken dieser neuen Finanzierungsmethode für Museumsprojekte aufzuzeigen und mit Experten mögliche eigene Vorhaben in den Grundzügen zu besprechen.

ReferentInnen

Thomas Bodmer, Crowdfunding Plattform creArtor, Salzburg

Ludovic Ferriere, Kurator, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Wolfgang Gumpelmaier, Berater für digitale Kommunikation, Oberösterreich

Simone Mathys-Parnreiter, wemakeit Österreich, Wien

Attached files

Organizers

KulturAgenda

Teilnahmegebühr inklusive Mittagessen und Pausenbewirtung