Mu.SA Online Conference | The future of museum professionals in the digital era


On April 15, DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University and Culture Action Europe will host the conference “The future of museum professionals in the digital era” ONLINE.

This represent the final stage of “Mu.SA: Museum Sector Alliance” project, implemented under the coordination of the Hellenic Open University, with the participation of 11 organisations from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Belgium and supported by Erasmus+ programme.

Mu.SA project designed four new occupational profiles for the museum sector: Digital Strategy Manager, Digital Collections Curator, Digital Interactive Experience Developer and Online Community Manager and developed the corresponding learn-
ing pathways.

The project produced professional training programs consisting of a MOOC (which attracted more than 5.000 trainees worldwide) and four blended training courses in digital and transferable competences as well as in 21st century skills, open to professionals and experts of European museums and the cultural sector.

To participate, please register before April 13 following the link i
10.00 – 10.20 Opening Speeches – Achilles Kameas (HOU), Tere Badia (CAE)

10.20 – 10.40 Keynote speech of Julia Pagel (NEMO – European Network of Museum Organisations)

10.40 – 10.55 Q&A

11.00 - 12.10 The Success of the Musa project:

Mu.SA Project Overview | Achilles Kameas and Spiros Borotis (HOU)

Emerging Job Profiles for Museum Professionals | Antonia Silvaggi (MeltingPro)

Mu.SA Methodology | Panagiota Polymeropoulou (HOU)

Mu.SA MOOC | Paula Menino Homem (University of Porto)

Mu.SA Blended Training Courses | Eleni Damianou (AKMI),

Mu.SA Evaluation |Massimiliano Dibitonto (Link Campus University)

Mu.SA Quality Assurance | Ivo Oosterbeek (Mapa das Ideias)

12.10-12.30 Q&A

12.30-13.00 BREAK

13.00 – 13.45 The Future of Museum Professionals in the Digital Era Alexandre Matos (ICOM Portugal), Philippos Mazarakis Ainian (ICOM Greece), Romina Surace (Symbola), Leena Tokila (ICTOP) moderated by Margherita Sani (IBACN)

13.45-14.00 Q&A and Wrap-Up


The conference will take place online on April 15, 2020 from 10am to 2pm Central European Time (CET). Register here before April 13 to get the link to participate.