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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Weaving and hacking collections


In this hands-on workshop we are going to create concepts and use cases based on available online resources. Using the API's of our colleagues we like to research how we can make new experiences for our (online) visitors when combining our joint collections. 

We are going to kick off with a short brainstorming session and pick the best ideas to conceptualize. These concepts will be our starting point. Not only will we think and talk about how to create a good user experience out of this, we will start building and implementing it on the spot.

Anyone with an interest in open data can join as long as you are willing to take part in the actual creation of an online experience. We need people who can design, code, write requirements, and people who can conceptualize ideas and curate these. And the good thing is: It won't stop after half a day. We will continue building an online experience during a three day Hackathon during MW2012. Anyone can join in, all skills are needed. 

Our goal is to present a joint effort and a concrete result during closing sessions on Saturday. To create a genuine co-operation between institutions and museum professionals, between coders and curators and have some real fun with really great content.


Workshop - full or half day


Paul Stork's picture
I am a industrial design engineer (Delft University, 1987) and partner at design agency Fabrique with locations in Delft and Amsterdam. I both work in the commercial and non-commercial field aiming at technological innovation in online interactions. I work for Dutch museums and institutions such as...
kars's picture
Founder of Q42, Software Engineer
Matthijsvan der Meulen's picture
Studied audio engineering, interactive media and media culture. Did research on the use of social media in a museum environment and I am currently working for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam where I can perfectly combine my passion for arts & culture and new media.
heinwils's picture
I am an old school new media professional operating in the field of immersive and innovative media. As project leader I explore the possibilities of augmented reality on mobile devices with AR browsers like the LAYAR browser. The museum is creating a content delivery platform for AR. The Stedelijk...
EbelienPondaag's picture
I am educated in art history and museology. I've worked several years in the museum sector, mainly on collections management and new media. Since 2007 I work at the design agency Fabrique as a project manager. My focus is on museum projects. I worked for a number of Dutch museums as Rijksmuseum...
lukasvan3l's picture
Interested in new trends and possibilities on the web, including mobile and social media. Have been working on Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam websites.
annaoffermans's picture
I studied Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Delft and graduated at Philips Research with a design for a digital sheet music app. I've been working for several web and design agencies, currently I work as an interaction designer at design agency Fabrique in Amsterdam. I work for a...