john-coburn-photo-for-UKMW15We are delighted to announce that the keynote speaker for our annual ‘Museum on the Web’ UKM1W15 conference is John Coburn, Digital Programmes Manager at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

John will share his insights on ‘Finding space for the experiment: digital collaborations and their influence on the museum’. Join him and our other brilliant speakers at the British Museum on October 26 for a day of actionable insights, inspiring case studies and the chance to connect with old and new friends.

We asked John to join us because he has worked on a range of innovative projects over the past decade, collaborates widely with museums and the wider arts and technology world, and is an engaging and thoughtful speaker. You may have seen his work in Museum-ID magazine, followed him on twitter @j0hncoburn or seen him speak at events like the Nesta/Arts Council England/Arts & Humanities Research Council ‘Making Digital Work‘ conference.

UKMW15 is at the British Museum on October 26. Don’t delay – book today!

Eventbrite - UKMW15: Bridging gaps, Making connections

Our theme this year is ‘Bridging Gaps, Making Connections’. Our expert speakers will share their experience with connecting with new audiences, and bridging gaps between digital departments and the rest of the organisation. How is digital expertise spreading throughout the whole organisation – and how can you help it go further? Get your tickets soon so you can learn from your peers and share your own ideas!

On the day you’ll also hear from other great speakers from institutions like the Royal Institute, Bristol Museums, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Leicestershire County Council, the Institute of Historic Research, the British Museum, Tate and more. You won’t want to miss our provocations on linked data, Instagram, digital signage and pop-up palaces! Check out the full programme.

As always, UKMW is a valuable opportunity to reflect on your own work and the impact of changes in the cultural sector and digital technologies. You’ll leave UKMW15 thoroughly inspired, with lots of new contacts and practical tips to help your organisation develop successful arts and heritage projects.

You have just a few days left to snap up your ticket to UKMW15 – don’t miss out! Book now:

UKMW15 is kindly sponsored by beacontent

@j0hncoburn at #artsdigital by @digitalrnd

@j0hncoburn at #artsdigital by @digitalrnd