June 27, 2014 11:00 am
DHARAMSHALA: Mr. Tashi Phuntsok, Director of Tibet Museum attended three-days MuseumNext conference from 18 – 20 June 2014 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. MuseumNext is Europe’s big conference on innovation and technology in the museum.
Around 200 delegates from more than 25 countries attended the three-days conference to hear and share, innovative apps, challenging exhibitions and how museum professionals are using Internet to connect with their audiences. The conference also discussed how technologies are changing the expectation of the museum audiences and how to use technologies to bring positive impact in the museum and engage audiences beyond four walls of the museum.
The theme of this year MuseumNext conference was “Be Brave, Take Risk”. And four key trends of the conference are happiness, Access anywhere, Data shaped and Personalization. All the presentations, projects and sharing stories helped the delegates to be able to take away new ideas and knowledge to their own work place and apply in their future project.
The conference also offered the Tibet Museum a unique chance to network with museum professionals around the world, who are shaping the future of museum sector.
After the conference, Mr. Tashi Phuntsok visited various museums in the Newcastle and Liverpool including National Museums Liverpool, which possess big collection on Tibet dating back to thirteenth Dalai Lama times. During his visit, he met Emma Martin, head of Ethnology & Curator of Asia, National Museums Liverpool, to discuss about institutional partnership and joint programme in the future.