We are still confirming some exciting speakers and will update the programme below when we are able to announce further presentations.

28 April 2020

Evening welcome reception

Join us for a reception to celebrate the achievements of the CINE project.


29 April 2020

Opening Address

Welcome and overview of the work of the CINE project.


Session 1:  Reviewing curatorial practice in light of the advances in digital technologies

Curatorial practices have to respond to changing needs and fashions. National trends, academic and organisational research and visitor responses guide the development of such practices in museums. How can digital technologies aid these practices? How do they work best? Where are they unnecessary? And what are the possibilities of the future? How can we engage better? How can we be more adaptable, creative and confident?

#curating #gamification #digital exhibits #museums without walls #immersive experiences

Speakers include:

Reidar Bertelsen, Gunnar Liestøl, Remi Eilertsen, Jarl Holstad
The Fragile Bridge between Ideas about the Past and Graphical Representations
A panel discussion on curating archaeological material in virtual reconstructions, drawing on work in the CINE project.

Abira Hussein
The Archive and the Community
Exploring the tensions between digitally driven outputs and audiences, the potential role digital technologies can have in pluralising curation, and the potential role of diaspora knowledge in informing museum practice.

Su Basbugu 
Thinking Outside the White Cube
Rethinking curatorial practices through the British Council's online exhibition platform Museum Without Walls


Session 2:  The digital possibilities for data care and collection care in museums

We live in a data society. The digital realm offers new opportunities to collect and store data and to make it more accessible to a global and connected audience. Specifically, in the museum sector, digitisation, data care and data management are necessary but resource-consuming tasks that require expertise and skill. What technologies can help? Where do we need to improve? What are our responsibilities and how can our digital collections be safe?

#digitisation #datacare #dataprotection #accessibility #layering of information #transparency

Speakers include:

Øyvind Steensen and Karin G Byom
Hidden Norway
The creators of Hidden Norway talk about preserving digital data under the ice

Catherine Cassidy
Issues in 3D Digitisation for the Promotion and Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Examining the whole lifecycle of 3D scanned objects, drawing on the work of the CINE project.

Bjørn Olav Tveit
Digitial Cultural Heritage in Norway - Status and Future
Thoughts and findings on digital aspects of museums from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture's whitepaper preparation 



We will split into small groups for hands-on, practical exploration of the topics of the conference in a series of workshops.


CINE Marketplace and Dinner

A chance to try out the digital tools created by CINE project partners, meet their creators, and explore the possibilities for your future projects.


30 April 2020

Session 3:  Power and expectations. What is successful co-production?

It is predicted that the social value of museums will increase because they can integrate and unite communities. Community co-production is a method that offers cultural organisations and community groups opportunities to work together towards a common goal. This is can be both fruitful and challenging. What is good co-production? How do you create roles, manage social relationships and expectations? Does co-production work?

#co-production #value of museums #volunteering #professionalism #skills

Dominique Bouchard
Transforming the future of the past: re-interpreting Stonehenge
Presenting a film project co-produced with young people who live near one of the most iconic heritage sites in England

Skúli Björn Gunnarsson and Judith McCarthy
Cultures of co-production
Initiating co-production projects in Ireland and Iceland within the CINE project.


Vágar site excursion (optional)

Lunch and optional Vágar site excursion to test the new Vágar app with Gunnar Liestøl, Reidar Bertelsen and Remi Eilertsen.


Session 5:  Future digital possibilities for the sector

What role should the museum sector take in the global development towards digitisation, internet consolidation and media diversity? How can we utilise technological possibilities to be both a preserver of the past and an instigator of new ideas for the future? How can the communicative potential of technology help us address the challenging topics of our time in meaningful ways? How can we create genuine conversations?

#role of the museum in society #climate change #accessing new audiences #discourse

Katrin Glinka
Museum4punkt0 and beyond
Using technology and museums to instigate the future

Anjanesh Babu
Machine Learning in the Heritage Sector
A practical example of collaboration to introduce new technology into the museum sector

Marinos Ioannides
Reflections on Digital Cultural Heritage
The director of the Digital Heritage lab of the Cyprus University of Technology and UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage reflects on our conference and the future