Tuesday, January 19, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm Eastern Time
If it wasn’t evident prior, the pandemic has emphasized the nonprofit arts sector’s need to dismantle the silos prohibiting collaboration in digital engagement. In recognition of this, the Association of African American Museums, American Alliance of Museums, Association of Art Museum Curators, Association of Art Museum Directors, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, Museum Association of the Caribbean, and the Museum Computer Network have aligned, for the first time, to present an online series bringing together their constituencies to advance the museum community’s digital projects. Together the associations have partnered with the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester and their ‘One by One’ project, a multi-partner international initiative, gathering together cultural organizations, policy makers, academics, professional bodies, support agencies, and communities of practice, to build digitally confident art organizations by helping them better define, improve, measure and embed the digital literacy of their staff and volunteers in all roles and at all levels.
Through this program, we hope to offer a deeper understanding of the current successes, to emphasize the necessary aspects of team building and shared accountability in digital projects; and to share research and findings through the One-by-One initiatives.
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The second session focuses on practical ways that museums can adopt and adapt to digital methods of working – particularly at this time of intersecting challenge and uncertainty. Specifically, the conversation will share resources and approaches developed by the ‘One by One’ partners, including key techniques for understanding the role of digital technology in a contextual and holistic way for each institution, and for leading digital change with empathy and purpose. The dialogue will also consider the collaborative working and action research methods that continue to be so crucial to the development of these insights and tools for the museum community.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.