Online conference: The Art Museum in the Digital Age, online/Vienna 16-20 January 2023

The Belvedere Research Center is continuing its conference series on the digital transformation of art museums with its fifth event on the topic. While the 2022 conference challenged binary concepts such as analog/ digital, this year’s event critically examines the imagined cultural metaverse. In four thematic sessions and an on-site workshop, the lectures deal with the immersive experiences of virtuality and reality, cultural heritage data, value discourse surrounding the metaverse and NFTs, and self-perception and the social role of museums.

Programm | Program

Mo | Mon, 16.01.2023

Begrüßung & Einführung | Welcome & Introduction
Stella Rollig; Christian Huemer; Anna-Marie Kroupova (Belvedere, Wien | Vienna)

Panel 1: NFTs & Blockchain
Moderation: Johanna Aufreiter (Belvedere, Wien | Vienna)

Remonopolisation or Protection of Cultural Heritage? The Moral Capital of the “Institution in the Service of Society” Between Open Access, Protection of Cultural Heritage, and NFTs 
Grischka Petri (FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur | Leibnitz Institute for Information Infrastructure; Universität | University of Tübingen)

What Museums May Have Learned from NFTs
Amalyah Keshet (Naomi Korn Associates, London)

NFTs as a Social Practice. Exploring Tokenisation at National Museums Liverpool
Frances Liddell (University of Manchester)

Keynote Lecture
Moderation: Christian Huemer (Belvedere, Wien | Vienna)
The Virtual Muse(um): Authenticity, Immersion, and New Forms of Delusion
Johanna Drucker (University of California, Los Angeles)

Di | Tue, 17.01.2023

Panel 2: Meta-Spaces
Moderation: Sonja Gasser (Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte, Winterthur)

Designing Art Metaverse Portal. Converging, Creating, Experimenting with, and Minting Crypto Arts 
Natalia Grincheva (LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapur | Singapore; University of Melbourne)

Die Dichotomie des Metaverse. Dezentrale oder zentrale Gateways: Was braucht das Metaverse in Kunst und Kultur?
Johannes von Hülsen (METRUM, München | Munich); Annabell Vacano (Cultatio, München | Munich)

DFC Francisco Carolinum. Ein Museum im Metaverse 
Markus Reindl (OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, Linz)

Vier Jahre VRlab am Deutschen Museum. Implikationen für die Einbindung virtueller Technologien in Museen 
Andrea Geipel (Deutsches Museum, München | Munich)

Framing Future. Das Dresdner Damaskuszimmer in VR und in Zukunft
Jacob Franke (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden | Dresden State Art Collections)

Mi | Wed, 18.01.2023

Panel 3: Linked Open Data 
Moderation: Harald Klinke (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

Digital Strategies for Cultural Heritage Institutions. Generating Visibility and Engagement Béatrice Gauvain (Universität | University of Basel)

Linked Open Data for Horizontal Integration of Exhibition Information
Thibault Usel; Nicola Carboni; Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (Universität Genf | University of Geneva)

Ingest, Enrich and Index. Building a Cross-Collection Search Service for Durham’s New Cultural Heritage Site
Paul Clough (TPXimpact, United Kingdom | Vereinigtes Königreich; University of Sheffield)

The Potential of Metaverse in Liberating the Narrations of the Displaced Objects 
Mingshi Cui (University of Leicester)

Sacred Geographic Superimpositions. Reimagining African American Public Art as Enshrined Spaces through Augmented Reality 
Synatra Smith (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Do | Thu, 19.01.2023

Panel 4: Participation & Gamification 
Moderation: Anna-Marie Kroupova (Belvedere, Wien | Vienna)

From Metamuseum to Metaverse. Exploring Institutional and Individual Art Curation Practice in Digital Gaming Experience 
Han Jiang (University of Leicester); Xiaozhou Li (University of Sussex)

The Museum as a Video Game. The Phenomenology of the Virtual Audience 
Melanie Wilmink (Yonsei University, Seoul)

Experience Design Insights for Mixed Reality Museum Exhibits. Learnings from Professional Curators, Designers, Artists, and Researchers 
Abhinav Mishra (Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne)

Creative Exhibitions. Partizipativ Ausstellungserlebnisse in Augmented Reality gestalten
Silke Hockmann; Christiane Lindner (Badisches Landesmuseum | Baden State Museum, Karlsruhe)

The Playable Museum. Gamification und Kunstvermittlung im digitalen Raum
Chantal Eschenfelder (Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main)

Fr | Fri, 20.01.2023

Workshops (Round Tables)*
Die Workshops werden in deutscher Sprache abgehalten und finden vor Ort im Belvedere 21, Wien, statt. Anmeldung zur Veranstaltung ist erforderlich.
The workshops are held in German and take place on site at Belvedere 21, Vienna. Registration for the event is required.

Begrüßung | Welcome: Christian Huemer (Belvedere, Wien | Vienna) 
Florian Wiencek (Musealisten, Wien | Vienna)
Martina Fröschl; Michael Bachhofer (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien | University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Fabian Müller-Nittel (Museen | Museums of Miltenberg)
Doris Fuschlberger (Digitalisierungsoffensive der Salzburger Landesmuseen | Digital Transformation Initiative of the Salzburg State Museums)

Podiumsdiskussion | Panel Discussion*
Die Podiumsdiskussion findet vor Ort im Blicke Kino, Belvedere 21, Wien, und in deutscher Sprache statt. Aus Platzgründen wird um Anmeldung gebeten. Die Veranstaltung inklusive Simultanübersetzung wird auch über Zoom gestreamt.

The panel discussion takes place on site in the Blickle Kino, Belvedere 21, Vienna, and is held in German. Registration is requested due to space limitations. The event, which includes simultaneous translation into English, is also streamed on Zoom.

Moderation: Christian Huemer (Belvedere, Wien | Vienna) 
Claus Pias (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg | University Lüneburg)
Johanna Pirker (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; Technische Universität Graz | Graz University of Technology)
Christa Sommerer (Kunstuniversität | University of Arts Linz )

Anmeldung / Registration:

Konferenzsprachen / Conference Languages: Deutsch & Englisch / German & English

Konferenz Komitee / Conference Committee: Johanna Aufreiter, Christian Huemer, Anna-Marie Kroupova (Belvedere, Wien | Vienna), Johanna Drucker (University of California, Los Angeles), Sonja Gasser (Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte, Winterthur), Harald Klinke (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

Konferenzpartner / Conference partners: Museumsbund Österreich, ICOM Österreich

Hashtag: #digitalmuseum #belvederemuseum

“*` Das Belvedere Research Center behält sich das Recht vor, die Veranstaltungen vor Ort aufgrund der COVID-19-Pandemiesituation gegebenenfalls abzusagen.
The Belvedere Research Center reserves the right to cancel events on site if necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.


Published by Dr Julia Faiers

Julia Faiers received her PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2021. She wrote her thesis on the art patronage of Louis d’Amboise, bishop of Albi from 1474 to 1503, under the supervision of Professor Kathryn Rudy. Her postdoctoral research includes the nineteenth-century reception of medieval art and architecture, and late-medieval female art patronage in France. Julia gained a First Class Honours degree in art history at the University of St Andrews (1995). She won a British Academy Award to study for her MA in German Expressionism at The Courtauld under the supervision of Dr Shulamith Behr (1997), and spent almost twenty years working as a journalist before returning to academia in 2016.

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