Presentation on theme: "Museums and the UK future space Suzanne Keene The Science Museum, London"— Presentation transcript:
Museums and the UK future space Suzanne Keene The Science Museum, London
Introduction n Shaping the future space n Museums in the future space n Conclusions
The emerging space n Political n Economic n Social n Technical n Organisational
The political space UK government supports infosociety
The economic space n Capital investment from government n ? income to sustain digital assets The quarry (for commercial publishers) The cooperative (AMICO, SCRAN) Licensing (as individual picture libraries etc) Charging (emerging e-charging mechanisms)
The social space n Internet spread UK a lead country n Access and museum users tend to have internet access n Information rich / information poor?
The technical space n Broad band not natural for museums? n Digital TV perhaps allows interaction n Integration of databases and web highly significant in making catalogue material interesting
The organisational space DNER
Converging networks DNER
The politics of funding We will give you money … £50m £252m £19m
… and we want many dimensions Academic authority Information provision and also and also
Museum dimensions n Populist infotainment Science museums n Academic authority National Maritime Museum: Journal of Maritime Research; PORT n Interactive participation Science Museum, STEM n Information provision Natural History Museum, Earthlab Datasite
Conclusions n Permanent evolution n Pressing issues: targeted funding; permanent preservation; sustainability n Changing the perspective Interaction and participation and the future...
Towards the future All our imagination holds!
Contact details Dr Suzanne Keene Head of Collections Management Science Museum, London Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD