14:00 – 15:30

Curating in times of climate and ecological crisis

Lucia Pietroiusti, Founder, General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries (UK)
Iphigenia Taxopoulou, General Secretary, mitos21, Julie’s Bicycle Associate (GR)

This webinar will explore the different approaches museums and curators have taken to respond to the climate emergency, as well as the aesthetic, ethical and political questions arising for institutions engaging with environmental sustainability. From commissioning thematic works, to reinterpreting existing collections, to radically revising curatorial trends and priorities, the introductory presentation will offer a brief international overview with selected examples, to be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Lucia Pietroiusti, international curator and founder of the General Ecology Project at the Serpentine in London. The webinar will be presented and facilitated by Iphigenia Taxopoulou, culture & environmental sustainability expert and Julie’s Bicycle Associate.   

The workshop is powered by the British Embassy Athens. It is the inaugural in a series of four workshops discussing innovative ways to turn museums into leading sustainability hubs. 

16:00 – 17:30

Career planning for folks who are more than their job titles

Aksana Khan, Community Mentoring Officer, Arts Emergency (UK)

Have you ever thought “I don’t know what I’m doing”? Join Aksana to commiserate and celebrate everything you have accomplished to get to where you are now. This session will be reflective and gently encourage you to strategise, and think positively about forging a career in creative fields.  

18:00 – 19:45

WORKSHOP by Microsoft
SESSION 1 | Reimagining the digital infrastructure and tools required for a 21st-century museum

Neal Bilow, Founder and CEO, Terentia (CA) & Catherine Devine, Microsoft Worldwide Education, Business Strategy Leader, Libraries & Museums (U.S.A.)

SESSION 2 | Ancient Olympia

Ryan Gaspar, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft (U.S.A)
Christos Liagkouras, Archaeologist MA – Ephorate of Antiquities of Elia, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (GR)
Inessah Selditz, Executive Creative Director, A_DA (U.S.A)


14:00 – 15:00

Could you fit your museum in a classroom?

Alexia Dotsi, Schools Network Ambassador, Museotek (GR)
Kelly Papakonstantinou, Museums Consultant, Museotek (GR)
Thalia Tsalkitzi, Department Manager, Solutions in Culture, Uni Systems S.M.S.A, Chair of the Board, Museotek (GR)

The Museum at School or Museotek project started a year ago in a pilot phase. Today the platform is ready to fit many Museums in many classrooms. This masterclass is addressed to professionals in the field of educational programs in museums. The participants will have the opportunity to learn and get to know better ways of converting an educational program from the physical space of their museum to the school classroom via the internet and the Museotek platform.

16:00 – 17:00

How to consider and collaborate toward sustainable revenue in museums

Will Cary, Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics, The Barnes Foundation (U.S.A.)

Making new revenue initiatives sustainable—for staff, the institution, and for its constituents—can be key to meeting long-term strategic goals. Using a practical framework with plenty of examples, participants will gain an understanding of how to approach new areas of revenue opportunity in a way that aligns money with mission and staff capacity.

17:00 – 18:00

Supporting Museum Staff in a Trauma-Infused World

Intro by
Adam Rozan
, Director, Programs and Audience Development at Smithsonian National Museum of American History & Dani Hodes, Senior Programs Manager (U.S.A.)

Amy Nitza, Ph.D, LMHC, Director, Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz (U.S.A.)
Karla Vermeulen, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz (U.S.A.)

Museums today confront a variety of social, political, environmental concerns and challenges. While necessary, these efforts are not without consequence for museum and culture sector employees. What happens when the commonplace stresses of work and life move beyond the interpersonal or organizational into trauma-based ones, and staff must confront and cope with such realities? This new reality poses new and unmitigated challenges to our organizations and individuals. In this workshop, hear how the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History partnered with the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at the State University of New York at New Paltz to confront such challenges and how your organization can begin this process as well.  

18:00 – 19:30

Measuring the Social Impact of Museums: a pathway to Advocacy 

Measurement of Museum Social Impact – MOMSI team
Dr. Stephen Ashton, Director, Audience Research and Evaluation, Thanksgiving Point (U.S.A.)
Kari Ross Nelson, Research and Evaluation Associate, Thanksgiving Point Institute (U.S.A.) MOMSI team

Alexandra Bounia, Professor of Museology, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean (GR) 
Sophia Handaka, CoMuseum Host, Curator of World Cultures, Benaki Museum (GR)
Dr. Matina Magkou, Independent Consultant, Researcher and Trainer (GR/FR)

During this workshop, the MOMSI and the KOLLEKTIVA teams will present, discuss and compare their tools and methodologies regarding measuring social impact of heritage institutions. This workshop is addressed to professionals from museums that are interested in measuring their social impact and/or contributing towards developing methodological tools that will allow for a better understanding of museum and heritage value for societies at large. It will operate as a focus group for the research on social impact entitled “Trace and Footprint: Towards an understanding of the social impact of museums in Greece” conducted by KOLLEKTIVA with funding by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.For research purposes, this workshop will be recorded.