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Previous events include:

  • Forum Workshop #2 – Take ‘CARE’ to be ‘CALM’ [June 17, 2020 at 3:30-5pm UTC+1] ‘CALM’ is an acronym for the key attributes needed when practicing digital in museums: ‘Collaborative’, ‘Anticipatory’, the need to ‘Let go’ of command and control leadership and ‘Mindful’. Devised by Dr Lauren Vargas, One by One Research Associate and independent consultant, ‘CALM’ accompanies ‘CARE’ in the digital museum space, which refers to the need to Communicate, Adapt, to be Resilient and Empathetic. In this workshop, the ‘One by One’ research team will share the conditions for leadership to thrive at all levels of an organization. The intended impact of this session was to inform practitioners about how digital collaboration and communication practices can scale decision-making across the organization and enable the necessary scaffolding for the development of relevant skills needed to support the ‘museum of the future’. 
  • Forum Panel #2 – Communication & Collaboration: How might we rethink our museum digital processes to become more empathetic and responsive? [June 15, 2020 at 3:30-5pm UTC+1] Practicing a ‘CALM’ approach to digital leadership in museums can help the entire organization feel more confident about how it adopts new ways of working as well as emerging technologies. This not only enables a more connected and engaged workforce but enhances consumer and visitor experiences. This panel considered how we can create more open and collaborative workplaces so that we may be aware of, acknowledge, and adapt workloads to ensure work is equally distributed and aligned to strategic goals and objectives. Our panel included Sara Synder (Chief, External Affairs and Digital Strategies, Smithsonian American Art Museum, US) and Kati Price (Head of Digital Media and Publishing, V&A, UK). 
  • Forum Workshop #1 – Museums of Tomorrow Scenario Planning [June 10, 2020 at 3:30-5pm UTC+1] Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many museums struggled to think and plan strategically. Since the crisis we have seen a disruption of pre-existing plans and increased attention paid to previously under-prioritized areas, most notably in the realm of digital engagement. This workshop helped museum professionals contemplate and create their own plausible, possible, and probable ‘museum of the future’ narratives and potential actions. Led by the ‘One by One’ research team, the workshop demonstrated how, in a time of crisis, museums might identify the drivers, uncertainties, trends, cycles, and the multiple choices for their potential future so as to plan the best next actions to aid their growth and development. By undertaking an exercise in scenario planning, we can begin to learn from the past in order to better inform the present and plan for a more resilient future. 
  • Forum Panel #1 – Digital Leadership: How might we strengthen the relationship between senior leaders and digital leaders in museums? [June 8, 2020 at 3:30-5pm UTC+1] Since lockdown, the need for strategic thinking in museums is greater than ever. In this online live panel discussion, we consider the relationship between directorial and digital leadership in museums, and how a more integrated approach might be developed between the two in order to improve overarching strategic direction. We ask: how can digital leaders achieve greater agency and autonomy in museums? Panelists included Effie Kapsalis (Senior Digital Program Officer American Women’s History Initiative, Smithsonian Institution, US), and John Stack (Digital Director, Science Museum Group, UK). 
  • AAM Virtual Panel – A Time for Digital Clarity [June 1, 2020 at 12:30-1:30pm CST] As we write our future histories of museum technology, this – now – will be remembered as the moment everything changed. At a time of crisis, museums are making decisive turns towards digital in their structure, workforce, and communications. But how well are we understanding these unprecedented challenges, and leading this accelerated decision-making? Bringing together experts from different sectors, this panel explored how we can learn from our past, not just to inform this present, but shape our digital future. Panelists included Carolyn Royston (Cooper Hewitt), Catherine Devine (Microsoft Worldwide), Professor Ross Parry (Museum Studies, University of Leicester), and Moderator: Nik Honeysett (Balboa Park Online Collaborative).