June 9th: AFA ArtViews: Digital Space / Physical Space: Mapping the 21st – Century Museum

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
4-6 pm
Theater at New Museum
235 Bowery, New York
Space is limited and registration is required. $10 for AFA Members, $20 for general admission.
Please Note: All tickets must be purchased in advance from the AFA, no tickets will be sold at the door.

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Piotr Adamczyk: Program Manager, Google Cultural Institute
Lauren Cornell: Curator, 2015 Triennial, Museum as Hub and Digital Projects, New Museum
Jennifer Foley: Director of Interpretation, Cleveland Museum of Art
Sree Sreenivasan: Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Steven Mann: Associate Director for Exhibitions and Programs, American Federation of Arts

Historically, art museums have been physical spaces—typically, buildings—devoted to preserving artworks and making them visually available to people who walk through their doors. In the past few decades, technology has increasingly transformed museum spaces, affecting everything from how we care for and interpret objects to how we conceptualize exhibitions. The most profound shifts, perhaps, relate to audiences: unbounded by physical geography, digital technologies make it possible for museums to share experiences and information with people around the world. Yet what is being
shared? Websites, apps, and even collections databases are spaces with physical, aesthetic, and cultural logics of their own. For users, they may function as surrogates for or complements to physical visits to a museum; in either case they provide new ways to present content. This panel will examine the unique possibilities of digital engagement, reflecting on existing and potential relationships between digital and physical space.

Established in 2012, ArtViews is an annual series of lively discussions on critical issues in the museum