Mailing List Message #114786
From: Cliff Lynch <>
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Subject: Free Youtube Conference, "New Technologies and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage", May 1-3, 2020
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 13:55:45 -0400
There will be a three-day free Youtube based conference starting 1pm EST  May 1 (Friday), with additional  sessions at 1pm EST on May 2 and May 3. Apologies for the late notice but I just found out about it myself. For details see

The speaker lineup is extremely impressive. It's not clear if the session will be recorded for subsequent asynchronous viewing based on the announcement. I've pasted the program below..

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI


Discussion 1: The Future of Museums, Exhibitions and the Objects they Display
Rethinking the role and value of culture in the shadow of an uncertain future
Friday 1 May, 5pm BST/1pm EST

Sir Charles Saumarez Smith, CBE, former Secretary and Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Arts
Sir Mark Jones, Chairman of the National Museum Directors’ Conference, former Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum
András Szántó, Author and Cultural Strategy Advisor, Founder of Andras Szanto LLC
Mari Lending, Professor in Architectural Theory and History and founding member of the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies
Marina Warner, Writer of fiction, criticism, and history and President of the Royal Society of Literature
Neil MacGregor, Founding Director of the Humboldt Forum, Berlin and former Director of the British Museum

Discussion 2: The Circulation of Objects: the Politics of Recording, Training, Preserving and Sharing
Creating a cultural economy based on sharing skills, technologies and knowledge
Saturday 2 May, 5pm BST/1pm EST

Simon Schaffer, Professor of History of Science, Cambridge University
Anaïs Aguerre, Founder and Managing Director of Culture Connect Ltd, ReACH Project Director
Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London
Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum
Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large
Bonnie Greer, Playwright, author and critic

Discussion 3: An Intimacy with the Physical World: New Technologies Generating New Knowledge
Compiling, analysing, presenting information in an age of machine learning
Sunday 3 May, 5pm BST/1pm EST

Sir Ian Blatchford, Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group
Brian Cantwell Smith, Reid Hoffman Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Human, Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto
Sarah Kenderdine, Professor of Digital Museology, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Frédéric Kaplan, Professor and Digital Humanities Chair, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Carol Mandel, Dean Emerita of New York University (NYU) Libraries
William Owen, Founder of Made by Many
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