Join our workshop in Dortmund to explore new digital literacies for the cultural sector

Abhay Adhikari
3 min readJun 17, 2019

Are you interested in digitalisation and its impact on programming, curatorial practice and audience engagement in the cultural sector? Join us on Wednesday, July 24 to explore how cultural institutions can develop an agile mindset to make the most out of this opportunity.

Click here to register a free place.

We’ll introduce a toolkit to help you create a culture of experimentation and collaboration across different departments in your organisation. You’ll also hear from speakers who’ve used agile principles in their institutions. The workshop is led by Dr. Abhay Adhikari and Coralie Moore. It will be held in English with bilingual facilitators. This workshop is part of DigiTrans — a programme to explore new digital literacies for the cultural sector, funded by the Beisheim Stiftung. Your participation and feedback will help us develop the toolkit before it’s public released later this year.

The guest speakers are:

Jasmin Vogel — Dortmunder U, Dortmund
Dr Martina Taubenberger — Whitebox, Munich
Michal Čudrnák — Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava
Robert Weisberg — The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mechthild Eickhoff — UZWEI, Dortmund

Who should attend:

We invite curatorial, marketing and communications, digital, education, and production professionals who are working full-time in galleries, libraries, archives and museums.

The workshop programme:

0915 Arrival and coffee

0930 Welcome note:
We need new digital literacies for the cultural sector
Jasmin Vogel, Dortmunder U

0940 Getting to Know You

1000 The First Principle:
Build projects around motivated individuals
Guest Speaker: Dr Martina Taubenberger, Whitebox, Munich

1115 Coffee Break

1130 The Second Principle:
Keep Things Simple
Guest Speaker: Michal Čudrnák, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava

1300 Lunch Break

1400 The Third Principle:
Replace Deadlines With Priorities
Guest Speaker: Robert Weisberg, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1530 Your feedback on the toolkit:
We’ll gather your feedback on the agile toolkit and discuss the next steps of how we can continue to work together.

1615 Closing note
Did we become agile overnight?
Mechthild Eickhoff, UZWEI im Dortmunder U

1630 Workshop closes

Register your place:

The session will take place on Wednesday, July 24. It is hosted by Dortmunder U Center for Arts and Creativity. The workshop is free to attend and places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please use this form to RSVP. You will receive an email to confirm your place. If you plan to attend as a team each participant needs to register separately. Up to three people from a single institution can take part. We strongly encourage you to bring a project idea to the workshop to get the most out of the session.

We’ve launched a new project — DigiTrans — in collaboration with Dortmunder U, Center for Arts and Creativity in Dortmund, Germany. This six-month digital transformation project will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of developing an agile mindset for the cultural sector. This programme is funded by the Beisheim Stiftung. DigiTrans is supported by a dynamic, cross-departmental group at the Dortmunder U led by Jasmin Vogel. Over the coming months, we will invite multidisciplinary experts in the fields of digitalisation, cultural engagement, curatorial practice and accessibility to contribute to the programme.



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