What kind of access does the digital provide?

Wednesday 17 May 2023 (14:00-16:00)

Kate Smith (k.smith@bham.ac.uk)

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Wednesday 17 May (14.00-16.00 BST, on Zoom) 

As part of our 2022-23 focus on ‘Material Inequalities’ the Centre for Material Cultures and Materialities at the University of Birmingham will be hosting a discussion exploring digital access. We will ask ‘What kind of access does the digital provide?’. By doing so, we want to prompt our panellists to think critically about the ways in which the digital is increasingly being used as the way to engage with collections. Together we want to consider what the dominance of the digital means now and might mean in the future in terms of collections, material literacy, and inequalities. 

We are excited to announce that our panel for this event includes Suse Anderson (Assistant Professor in Museum Studies, Concoran School of Art & Design, George Washington University, USA), Carlos Bayod (Project Director, Factum Foundation, Spain), Natalie Kane (Curator of Digital Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK), Keir Winesmith (Head of Digital, National Gallery of Australia, Australia) 

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