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March 22

In this study day, led by National Gallery Digital Director Chris Michaels, you will co-create your own new kinds of future museum experiences and test them with real audiences.

The workshop will let you learn through hands-on experience about emerging technologies, co-design practice and ways to build open innovation into your procurement and project management.

The technologies maturing in the next ten years will reshape what it means to be a museum more than any others in the last 250 years. As the internet merges with the physical world, 5G telecoms, AI, blockchain, robotics and more, it offers us the chance to rethink the relationship between people, institutions and objects.

Workshop leader Chris Michaels is Director of Digital, Communications and Technology at The National Gallery, London. He is the founder of National Gallery X, a creative R+D programme and innovation studio launched in 2019. In 2021 he was named an AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Engagement Fellow, a Bloomberg Technology Fellow and a 5G Trailblazer by Ericsson. Chris is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, has a PhD from the University of Bristol, and an MPA in Innovation and Public Purpose from University College London.


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