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Museum of Tomorrow


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Predictions are hard, especially about the future! It’s always in motion and it seldom turns out the way we expect, but it can be wonderful and exciting. How will museums in the future respond and evolve to remain relevant? A museum director, digital media project manager, and exhibit designer will wonder about The Museum of Tomorrow.

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Museum of Tomorrow

  1. 1. The Museum of Tomorrow
  2. 2. Tomorrow
  3. 3. President& CEO, AmericanAllianceof Museums BillEiland Director,GeorgiaMuseum of Art TerenceHealy Principal,HealyKohlerDesign HeatherMarieWells DigitalMediaProjectManager,Crystal Bridges Museumof AmericanArt
  4. 4. Technology in Museums of Tomorrow Heather Marie Wells
  5. 5. The future is now – it’s just not evenly distributed. –William Gibson
  6. 6. When are you? 19501900 1925 20251975 20001875 You Are Here Or Here! Or Here! Or Maybe Here!
  7. 7. Even your institution is not evenly distributed!
  8. 8. Predicting Future Tech • Look to the past and where advances have happened
  9. 9. Predicting Future Tech • What things do people want to be easier?
  10. 10. Predicting Future Tech • Pop Culture – Is Right?
  11. 11. Predicting Future Tech • Pop Culture – Right, to a degree
  12. 12. Predicting Future Tech
  13. 13. Predicting Future Tech • Pop Culture – Misses
  14. 14. Predicting Future Tech • Pop Culture – Misses
  15. 15. When Technologies Intersect
  16. 16. When Technologies Intersect
  17. 17. When Technologies Intersect • GPS, WiFi, and iBeacon location
  18. 18. Should We be Scared or Worried?
  19. 19. Should We be Scared or Worried?
  20. 20. The future is not laid out on a track. It is something that we can decide, and to the extent that we do not violate any known laws of the universe, we can probably make it work the way that we want to. – Alan Kay
  21. 21. The best way to predict the future is to create it. – uncertain
  22. 22. Q & A
  23. 23. Thank you for coming!