Europeana Space Project: The Future Museum Challenge
Op 17 en 18 maart 2016 organissert het Europeana Space Project “The Future Museum Challenge” in Venetië, Italië. Een ieder kan zijn creatieve ideeën aandragen met betrekking tot de toekomst van de museale belevenis.
The Future Museum Challenge will focus on building new products and develop creative ideas that will bring museums into the 21st century. Aspects can include the museum experience, enhancing content, engaging the audience and improving the educational experience. Participants should focus on creating products that are not only innovative but also can produce sustainable business models. The three teams with the best ideas will be invited to London for an intensive Business Modelling Workshop to hone their ideas’ business potential and the team with the strongest idea will win a 3-month intensive incubation package from REMIX and the Europeana Space Network.
Museums around the world are moving away from a physical space speckled with digital devices to digital spaces that exist in the physical as well as in the digital world. The E-Space Museums Hackathon seeks to inspire and discover new disruptive, innovative and sustainable ways that museums can enter this “phygital” realm.
The Future Museum Challenge is a 48-hour marathon of brainstorming, Q&A, pitches and networking. Participants’ and experts’ know-how will be mixed to explore and develop innovative solutions for the museums and its educational implications. Hackathon participants will be encouraged to utilize new technologies and devices to see how digitized materials can enrich the museum experience. Participants will have access to the technical solutions developed within the E-Space Museums Pilot – the Toolbox and Blinkster, as well as access to millions of digitized cultural heritage items from around the world via Europeana Space’s Technical Platform. Nothing is off limits though, if you can dream it we will try and help you create it.
Participants will have direct access to museum experts to discuss audience needs, from the marketing and educational perspectives to e-learning, educational endeavors as well as the general nuts and bolts of how valuable information on how these institutions operate. Additionally, technical staff will be on hand to assist with development issues and business modelling consultants to help shape and hone participants ideas for the marketplace.
We are looking for designers, coders, museum experts and lovers, cultural managers, artists, creatives, IT and marketing experts: we are seeking for enthusiastic participants who want to accept the challenge and bring their innovative ideas to the market via Europeana Space’s Incubation Support Package.Pre-existing teams and individuals are both welcome to join the hackathon. You might even meet your future business partners at the event.