Theme Days speakers

The keynote speakers in this year's conference are Merete Sanderhoff, Peter van Mensch and Alex Flowers.
Event also includes speakers from Finland who all speak in Finnish.

Merete Sanderhoff Image By Europeana Ccbysa

Merete Sanderhoff

Merete Sanderhoff is Curator and Senior Advisor of digital museum practice at SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, working for open access and re-use of digitised cultural heritage collections. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at international digital heritage conferences, and has set the agenda for openness in the GLAM community with her own Sharing is Caring conferences.

Merete has published substantial research in the area of digital museum practice, including the anthology Sharing is Caring: Openness and Sharing in the Cultural Heritage Sector. She is chair of the Europeana Network Association, and serves on the OpenGLAM Advisory Board.

Photo: CC BY-SA Europeana

In program: 17.9. 11:00 Keynote: What's the social impact of digitising museums


Peter Van Mensch

Peter van Mensch

Peter van Mensch is a freelance museologist with Dutch nationality, living partly in Berlin and partly in Northern-Bohemia. He earned his PhD degree at the University of Zagreb, and held academic positions at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, Vilnius University and the University of Bergamo. His research interests are the history, theory and ethics of musealisation and collection development, and the development of museological theory in the 20th century. 


As member of ICOM he was active in the International Committee for Museology (serving as its president in 1989-1993), and in the International Committee for Collecting of which last committee he was one of the founders.

In program: 18.9. 10:45 Keynote: Are we in tune? Participation and collection development

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Alex Flowers

Alex has 10 years of experience in working in the museum sector, delivering learning and digital projects which engage visitors, learners and the curious with culture. At the V&A he led the Digital Programmes team delivering a programme of events, workshops and digital artistic commissions that engaged the public with cutting edge creative practices. The V&A's Digital Design Week as part of London Design Festival was co-curated by Alex and his team and in 2017 it reached over 80,000 visitors.


 The event showcased contemporary work by interdisciplinary artists, designers, researchers and technologists. His research and work in museum education has taken him to a number of organisations including Museum of London, University College London (UCL), Crafts Council, Central Saint Martins and Brighton Festival. Having studied at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Alex went on to gain an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education at UCL where he is now a visiting lecturer.

Photo: Charlotte Alexander, London

In program: 18.9. 13:00 Keynote: Bridging the virtual and physical: designing for digital participation in galleries

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