To close the 2018-2019 NDSR Art Immersion Week, Keynote Douglas Hegley, Chief Digital Officer at Minneapolis Institute of Art, shares reflections on digital transformation and cultural heritage.
Digital Transformation and Cultural Heritage
Keynote Lecture by Douglas Hegley
Friday, July 20th // 4pm
Perelman Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art
The keynote is free and open to the public but registration is required. Register here.
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Douglas Hegley joined the museum sector in 1997, after previous stints in higher education and pediatric research. During 14 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, he helped create collaborative technology operations and deliver engaging digital content to visitors. In 2011 he joined the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where as the Chief Digital Officer he sets the vision and strategy for all digital media and technology efforts, and aims to deliver engaging stories to all audiences via digital channels. Mr. Hegley has been recognized by his peers as a leader in the field, and has served on the boards and committees of several cultural heritage organizations, including the Minnesota Association of Museums, and the Museum Computer Network (president in 2011).
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Art program helps art and cultural institutions tackle issues of digital stewardship. It is an iteration of the NDSR program that began in 2013, with a pilot project developed by the Library of Congress in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The mission of the NDSR program is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement.
NDSR Art adapts and expands the NDSR model by addressing issues of digital preservation and stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and arts information. The program will support two nationally dispersed cohorts– each consisting of four recent postgraduates placed in host institutions for twelve-month residencies. The first cohort begins late July 2017 with an Immersion Week held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.