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Program

MWA2015 features speakers from around the world, presenting their latest work and research findings. Proposals were peer-reviewed by an International Program Committee in a very competitive process.

The preliminary program includes confirmed presentations in blue/black and tentative presentations in grey. Please check the program frequently for updates.

Monday, October 05, 2015 | Tuesday, October 06, 2015 | Wednesday, October 07, 2015 | Thursday, October 08, 2015

Monday, October 05, 2015
8:00am - 9:00am
MWA2015 Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

Registration for MWA2015 opens at 8:00am with Welcome Coffee & Tea.  You can sign up the workshops (morning or afternoon) on site.  However, we suggest creating the order online before you walk in to the Convention Center.  We will have your name tag ready for you at the Registration Desk.

Registration desk will be open all day until 5:00pm.

After entering the Convention Centre and please proceed to Stair 1. The conference rooms as well as the registration desk are on the first floor (one level up from ground level). Take Stair 1 or the elevator and walk around to the right once you reach the first floor. Please pick up your name tag and conference bag before attending the Conference.

9:00am - 12:00pm
MCEC 111

Build interactive digital experiences with IntuiFace: a hands-on workshop
- Ric Manalac, Queensland Museum Network, Australia
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9:00am - 12:00pm
MCEC 108

Hands-on Content Strategy Workshop
- Conxa Rodà, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
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9:00am - 12:00pm
MCEC 107

How Do I Game Design? Understand people through game design
- Paris Buttfield-Addison, Secret Lab Pty. Ltd., Australia
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10:00am - 10:30am
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Morning Coffee and Tea Break
10:00am - 4:00pm
Tour 1: Melbourne’s Important Stories - Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition Building and State Library of Victoria

10.00 am – 12.00 noon, Melbourne Museum

Discover the ways in which Museum Victoria has been employing new technologies to tell important stories and enhance understanding and a sense of belonging.

First Peoples exhibition in the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum. A shared endeavour of Museum Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal community. The exhibition is told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge technology, Aboriginal language, artefacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

WW1: Love and Sorrow exhibition looks at one of the world’s most destructive conflicts recalled through the experiences of eight people. The stories of World War I soldiers and their families remain profoundly affecting. Over 100,000 Victorians enlisted; survivors returned forever changed but many never came home at all. We still feel the war’s aftermath today, a century after it began. As you make your way through the exhibition, the story of one individual unfolds on an integrated app experience.

12.00 – 1.00 pm, Enjoy lunch at Melbourne Museum (at own expense)  

1.30 pm

Stroll with your Museum Victoria guide past the World Heritage Listed Royal Exhibition Building to the State Library of Victoria.

2.00 – 4.00 pm, State Library of Victoria

The State Library is one of the keepers of Victoria’s history – and home to millions of stories. Get to know the treasures and curiosities of the incredible collection, and hear tales from the community and from inside the Library.

Firstly you will be guided through the Collection Digitisation studios, to view the technology used by library staff to digitise our collection for both online use and for exhibitions. The digitising, cataloguing and linking of images to the catalogue records has been mainstream work of the State Library Victoria since the 1990s. The Collection Digitisation team has developed workflows and displays for a large variety of item formats, including maps & plans, architectural drawings, rare books, manuscripts, realia, and sketchbooks and albums.

The tour will then continue through to the Australian Sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of S T Gill exhibition in the Keith Murdoch Gallery. The discussion will focus on the use of technology to enhance the physical exhibition as well as the development of an interactive web experience, to take the exhibition beyond the walls of the State Library Victoria.

The day will conclude at State Library of Victoria at 4.00 pm.

Since many of the locations can be easily reached on foot, participants are advised to wear walking shoes.

Space is limited to 20 people. Please contact Bronwyn Loxton bloxton@museum.vic.gov.au to secure your place by 9.00 am Wednesday 16 September.

10:00am - 2:00pm
Tour 4: Australian Institute of Archaeology

The Australian Institute of Archaeology (http://www.aiarch.org.au/) was founded in 1946 as an organisation to facilitate and monitor the scientific study of the ancient world of the biblical narrative. To assist in this process the Institute has a significant archaeological library and a noteworthy museum collection comprising Near Eastern artefacts and replicas.

Participants in the tour will be able to examine the library and artefact collection together with the instruments and procedures used to reconstruct fragmentary artefacts and those used to produce 2D and virtual 3D images of artefacts.

Space is limited to 15 people. Please contact Bronwyn Loxton bloxton@museum.vic.gov.au to secure your place by 9.00 am Wednesday 16 September.

10:30am - 3:30pm
Tour 3: Royal Botanic Gardens, National Herbarium and Arts Centre Melbourne

10.30 am – 12 noon, National Herbarium of Victoria

The morning starts with a tram trip and a stroll to the National Herbarium of Victoria in the Royal Botanic Gardens where you will be treated to a tour of the Herbarium specimen collection and library and a display of items from the State Botanical Collection including significant artwork, books and herbarium specimens. Our focus during the tour will be digitisation for global accessibility: the challenges and achievements to date.

12.00 – 1.00 pm Enjoy lunch in the Royal Botanic Gardens (at own expense) 

1.30 Stroll or catch a tram with your Museum Victoria guide to the Arts Centre Melbourne.

2.00 – 3.30 pm Arts Centre Melbourne

Go behind-the-scenes at Australia’s largest performing arts centre and the home of world-class music, dance, theatre and opera companies. See a selection of significant works of Australian art, wander through vast underground theatres and see highlights from the immense Performing Arts Collection.

The day will conclude at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne at 3:30pm

Since many of the locations can be easily reached on foot, participants are advised to wear walking shoes.

Space is limited to 15 people. Please contact Bronwyn Loxton bloxton@museum.vic.gov.au to secure your place by 9.00 am Wednesday 16 September.

12:00pm - 1:30pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Lunch for Workshop Attendees

Lunch will be offered for workshop attendees in the Foyer.  Please present your workshop name tag to pick up your lunch.

1:30pm - 4:30pm
MCEC 107

Developing a digital strategy for your organisation
- Steven Smith, KPMG Australia, Australia
SOLD OUT

1:30pm - 4:30pm
MCEC 108

Developing and Deploying Apps, Mobile Experiences and Cardboard VR via the Google Cultural Institute
- Courtney OCallaghan, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, USA
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1:30pm - 4:30pm
MCEC 111

Information Age: Visualizing Museum Data
- Christian Marc Schmidt, Schema Design, LLC, USA
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1:30pm - 4:30pm
MCEC 112

Museum High Resolution Digital Capture and a Healthy Shareable Digital Image Archive
- Neil Greentree, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian , USA
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3:00pm - 3:30pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Afternoon Coffee and Tea Break
6:00pm - 9:00pm
NGV
Welcome Reception at NGV International

We warmly welcome you to our opening event at the National Gallery of Victoria (International) to make new acquaintances, renew old friendships and enjoy the NGV’s impressive galleries including the Carlos Amorales: We’ll See How it all Reverberates installation, The Horse (collection based) exhibition and the ground-breaking Open House: Tromarama for Kids exhibition.

Open House: Tromarama is a new stop-animation children’s exhibition where new technologies transform everyday experiences into artworks. It’s a great example of how digital technologies are embedded into exhibition experiences, both onsite and online. An NGV representative will guide you through the Tromarama exhibition.

National Gallery of Victoria | 180 St Kilda Road | Southbank | VIC 3006



Tuesday, October 06, 2015
8:00am - 9:00am
Museums and the Web Asia 2015 Conference Registration

Registration for MWA2015 opens at 8:00am with Welcome Coffee & Tea.

After entering the Convention Centre and please proceed to Stair 1. The conference rooms as well as the registration desk are on the first floor (one level up from ground level). Take Stair 1 or the elevator and walk around to the right once you reach the first floor. Please get your name tag and conference bag before attending the Conference.

If you are signing up the conference registration on the day of the conference, please try to create the order online to avoid the line for registration.

9:00am - 10:30am
MCEC 105/106
Official Welcome and Opening Keynote

Official welcome and remarks by Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, The Right Honourable Robert Doyle, will be given at 9am.

Chair: Timothy Hart

Witchcraft
- Nik Honeysett, Balboa Park Online Collaborative, USA

10:30am - 5:00pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall

New products, services, and designs are featured in a concentrated gathering of interactive multimedia museum vendors.  Morning Coffee/Tea & Afternoon Coffee/Tea will be served at the Exhibit Hall.  Seating area available for informal meetings and gatherings.

10:30am - 11:00am
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Morning Coffee and Tea Break
11:00am - 11:50am
MCEC 104
Innovation and Play in Museums
Chair: Simon Sherrin

Museums & the playful web – a revolution in sensemaking
- Catherine Styles, Sembl, Australia

What Retrogamers can teach the Museum
- Helen Stuckey, Flinders University, Australia, Nick Richardson, ACMI, Australia, Melanie Swalwell, Flinders University, Australia, Denise de Vries, Flinders University, Australia

11:00am - 11:50am
MCEC 103
The Complete Audience Experience
Chair: Jonny Brownbill

The Museum Digital Experience: Considering the Visitor's Journey
- Catherine Devine, American Museum of Natural History, USA

The 360-Degree View: Why An Integrated CRM Platform is Important in Growing a Museum's Membership Program
- Diana Pan, The Museum of Modern Art, USA, Manish Engineer, The Museum of Modern Art, USA

12:00pm - 12:50pm
MCEC 103
Exhibitor Insights

Creating contextual content engagement and ticketing mobile solutions for The Broad contemporary art museum
- Thomas Marshall, STQRY Inc., New Zealand

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch on your own
2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCEC 105/106
Lightning Talks
Chair: Nik Honeysett

Access and Retrieval Considerations for Email Archiving
- Neal Fishman, IBM, USA

Authenticity is the new black
- Emily Loughnan, Click Suite, New Zealand

Loosely coupled systems across customer engagement
- Michael Parry, Museum of Applied Art & Sciences (Powerhouse Museum), Australia, Dan Collins, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia

MCA Articulate
- Gabby Shaw, Museum Contemporary Art Australia, Australia

What's this Lab about anyway?
- Paula Bray, State Library of NSW, Australia, Louise Denoon, State Library of new South Wales, Australia

Cloud computing: clearing the mist
- Wendy Pryor, Museums Victoria, Australia

This Ain't Kansas - Art, Museums, and the Gulf
- Mikolai Napieralski, Qatar Museums, Qatar

Museums as creative labs: 3D food printing inspired by culinary heritage in the context of makerspaces
- Kaja Antlej, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra, Australia, Angelina Russo, University of Canberra, Australia

Discarding the Superfluous on the Great CMS Quest
- Courtney OCallaghan, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, USA

Museum of the 21st century - Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E)
- jane smith, museum of australian democracy at eureka, australia

Working in partnership with a tertiary organisation to create digital games as interpretive tools for museum visitors
- Cynthia Barnicoat, National Sports Museum, Australia

3:30pm - 4:00pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Afternoon Coffee and Tea Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm
MCEC 105/106
Plenary session
Chair: Wendy Pryor

The Relevance of Museums in a Digital Age - The National Museum of Singapore as a case study
- Angelita Teo, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

6:00pm - 9:00pm
ACMI
David Bowie Is Exhibition party, ACMI

Come and experience the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Join us for a special introduction by Head of Exhibitions & Collections, Russell Briggs, as well as a special tour this amazing exhibition. Seen by over 1 million people worldwide at sell-out shows in London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin, David Bowie Is comes exclusively to ACMI from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Celebrate one of the most influential artists in music, film and video, fashion and performance in this ground-breaking exhibition at its only Australasian venue.

Please present your event ticket for your first drink, finger food and entry to the exhibition.

ACMI | Federation Square | Flinders Street | Melbourne | VIC 3000



Wednesday, October 07, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall

New products, services, and designs are featured in a concentrated gathering of interactive multimedia museum vendors.  Morning Coffee/Tea & Afternoon Coffee/Tea will be served at the Exhibit Hall.  Seating area available for informal meetings and gatherings.

8:00am - 9:00am
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Welcome Coffee and Tea in the Exhibit Foyer

Registration for MWA2015 opens at 8:00am with Welcome Coffee & Tea in the Exhibit Foyer.  Please come and join us for a cup of coffee with our exhibitors and sponsors.

9:00am - 10:00am
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Demonstrations I

New and innovative ways to interact with Art Gallery collections through Art Sets and Art Tours (Demo Table 1)
- Brooke Carson-Ewart, Art Gallery of NSW, Australia, Francesca Ford, Art Gallery of NSW, Australia

Between the Screens: an exploration of Chinese moving image art, film and culture (Demo Table 2)
- Chris Sullivan, ACMI, Australia

an/other time: a mobile interactive exhibit exploring personal stories (Demo Table 3)
- Tim Nugent, University of Tasmania, Australia

The Victorian soldier settlement story online and searchable (Demo Table 4)
- Kate Follington, Public Record Office Victoria , Australia

Culture Victoria faces the future (Demo Table 5)
- Tanya Wolkenberg, Creative Victoria, australia, Eleanor Whitworth, Creative Victoria, Australia

10:00am - 10:30am
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Morning Coffee and Tea Break
10:30am - 11:20am
MCEC 104
How To 1

A Modern Museum Web Stack
- Rowan Stenhouse, The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia, Kaho Cheung, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australia

10:30am - 11:20am
MCEC 103
How To 2

Stakeholders: how to select, classify and engage them: a pragmatic approach to influencing successful project outcomes in museums
- Wendy Pryor, Museums Victoria, Australia

11:30am - 12:20pm
MCEC 104
Exhibitor Insights

What Can the Performing Arts Teach Us About Cultivating Relationships with Each and Every Visitor?
- Catherine Devine, American Museum of Natural History, USA, Amalia Hordern, Tessitura Network Inc., Australia

11:30am - 12:20pm
MCEC 103
How To 3

12:20pm - 2:00pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Exhibitors' Lunch Reception

Please join us a reception lunch hosted by our sponsors and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall. New products, services, and designs are featured in a concentrated gathering of interactive multimedia museum vendors.

MWX Open Platform – an interactive showcase of design-led museum communications & cultural curating projects will be viewed at the Exhibit Hall. Featuring two studio-based student projects from MADA (Monash Art Design & Architecture) along with selected PhD projects from RMIT’s GEELab (Games & Experimental Entertainment Lab). Together, these projects will demonstrate the values of creative process and concept development characteristic of design-led methods (Communication Design, Interior Architecture, Games). The projects presented will highlight exploratory and experimental approaches to museum technology application by bringing the worlds of Design and Museums together through collaborative practice. The MWX Open Platform will have a presence in the Exhibit Foyer during the conference. During the reception, the projects will be “actively presented” in a discursive format facilitating open discussion, eavesdropping and conversation-bombing.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCEC 104
Mobile Crit
Chair: Michael Parry

Mobile Crit Room
- Michael Parry, Museum of Applied Art & Sciences (Powerhouse Museum), Australia, Gabby Shaw, Museum Contemporary Art Australia, Australia, Francesca Ford, Art Gallery of NSW, Australia, Simon Sherrin, Museum Victoria, Australia, Glen Barnes, Authentic , New Zealand

2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCEC 103
Web Crit

Titus Bicknell, RLJ Entertainment, USA, Elycia Wallis, Museum Victoria, Australia

Action Stations: http://www.actionstations.sydney/

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya: http://www.museunacional.cat/

Museum of Islamic Art: http://www.mia.org.qa/

NMA Collections Search: http://collectionsearch.nma.gov.au/

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Afternoon Coffee and Tea Break
4:00pm - 5:30pm
MCEC 105/106
Plenary session
Chair: Timothy Hart

Lessons learnt from taking your organisation on a voyage of digital discovery - the benefits of cross fertilisation, systemic organisational change, what sticks and why.
- Timothy Hart, Museums Victoria, Australia, Sebastian Chan, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Australia, Janet Carding, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Australia

6:00pm - 9:30pm
Melbourne Museum
SmartBar: Extinction at Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum will be jumping after-hours with a SmartBar event. View the Museum’s collections, see special ‘out of the vaults’ displays, and hear from museum experts. There will be talks on dinosaur extinction, the retro tech of yesteryear and find out what happens to our bodies after we leave this world.

Please present your event ticket for your first drink and entry to the event.

Melbourne Museum 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053



Thursday, October 08, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall

New products, services, and designs are featured in a concentrated gathering of interactive multimedia museum vendors.  Morning Coffee/Tea & Afternoon Coffee/Tea will be served at the Exhibit Hall.  Seating area available for informal meetings and gatherings.

9:00am - 10:30am
MCEC 105/106
New Digital Experiences: Online and in Museums around the World
Chair: Elycia Wallis

From podcasts to The Pen: digital adventures in the United States
- Courtney Johnston, The Dowse Art Museum, New Zealand

The Atlas of Living Australia: Sharing Biodiversity Knowledge
- Alexis Tindall, Atlas of Living Australia/ South Australian Museum, Australia

10:30am - 11:00am
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Morning Coffee and Tea Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Demonstrations II

Live tours online – bridging the potential of the mega-web with museum content (Demo Table 1)
- Lynda Kelly, Australian National Maritime Museum, Australia, Gavin Walker, CSIRO, AUSTRALIA

Nodel – controlling digital media systems in museums (Demo Table 2)
- Joseph Coleman, Museum Victoria, Australia, Keith Vaz, Museum Victoria, Australia

What’s next for Augmented Reality? (Demo Table 3)
- Cherry Thian, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Sembl, game of likeness (Demo Table 4)
- Catherine Styles, Sembl, Australia

Innovative interfaces for encouraging exploration in digital cultural heritage collections (Demo Table 5)
- Ben Ennis Butler, University of Canberra, Australia

11:00am - 11:50am
MCEC 104
Exhibitor Insights

Case Studies: No one wants to do data entry….
- Lisa O'Brien, National Museum of Australia, Australia

11:00am - 11:50am
MCEC 103
Museum Learning Now

Musing, media, and mediation: Social media and museum learning.
- Narelle Lemon, La Trobe University, Australia, Jan Molloy, IMMIGRATION MUSEUM, Australia

Towards comparative methods for evaluating cross-cultural digital creativity in museum exhibitions
- Rui Zhang, Hubei University of Arts and Science, China, Angelina Russo, University of Canberra, Australia

12:00pm - 1:30pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Brown Bag Lunch

Please pick up your brown bag lunch at Exhibit Hall Foyer.

1:30pm - 3:00pm
MCEC 103
Next Gen Data: Tools and Tactics
Chair: Lynda Kelly

Artefacts and archives: considering cross-collection contextual information networks in museums
- Mike Jones, The University of Melbourne/Museum Victoria, Australia

Colouring Digital Collections: Challenges and opportunities for the use of colour metadata in digital collections
- Geoff Hinchcliffe, Australian National University, Australia, Mitchell Whitelaw, University of Canberra, Australia

Transcribing between the lines: crowd-sourcing historic data collection
- Nicole Kearney, Museum Victoria, Australia, Elycia Wallis, Museum Victoria, Australia

1:30pm - 3:00pm
MCEC 104
Sharing Culture

A year of open access images - was it worth it?
- Adrian Kingston, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand, Philip Edgar, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand

Collecting Community: digital initiatives for New Zealand museums
- Tamara Patten, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand

Victorian Collections: Digital Transformation and Community Collections
- Forbes Hawkins, Museum Victoria, Australia, Cameron Auty, Museums Australia Victoria, Australia, Belinda Ensor, Museums Australia (Victoria), Australia

3:00pm - 3:30pm
MCEC Exhibit Hall
Afternoon Coffee and Tea Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm
MCEC 105/106
Closing keynote

Assumption, Attention, Articulation
- George Oates, Good, Form & Spectacle, UK