See you in Brighton this Friday, Museums Computer Group people!

If you’re a member of the Museums Computer Group, we’re all looking forward to welcoming you to C24 Towers in Brighton at the Spring Meeting which we’re co-hosting this Friday, June 17th – and it’s not too late to book your place!

A closeup of freesia flowers

A subtle hint. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Glenn Franco Simmons under a Creative Commons licence

 

Friday is also my birthday, and, on an unrelated note, my favourite flowers are freesias, and I prefer milk chocolate.

Subtle hint over – normal announcement resumes.

 

 

Culture24 Director Jane Finnis has put together a really interesting programme: full details are below, courtesy of Ross Parry.

Join the conversation with ACE, BSKYB, Google, Artfinder, Clearleft, Lighthouse and The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove.

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‘Go Collaborate’ – MCG Spring Meeting in partnership with Culture24

Friday 17th June 2011
9.45am to 5pm (arrival from 9.30am)
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Map: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/about/contact.htm

Book your place: http://bit.ly/Go_collaborate

Now – perhaps more than ever – is a moment for the museum sector to look outwards and see the opportunities for collaboration.

At a time when the sector’s governance is being re-shaped, the funding landscape re-formed and individual services and institutions restructured, the drive for joint ventures and partnership have become more relevant than ever.  In particular it is co-operation with the wider arts sector and with the commercial world that seem to demand attention and offer exciting possibilities for everyone.

Alert to this, Culture24 have brought together professionals from across the creative industries to reflect upon and share their experience of working digitally with cultural sector partners. Through a series of roundtable discussions, this day-long meeting will explore some of the evolving models for online collaboration and discuss the existing and perceived barriers and divisions between different sectors and the public/private worlds.

Those in conversation will include:

Andrew Nairne, Executive Director, Arts, Arts Council England http://www.artscouncil.org.uk

Gill Johnson, Director, Broadcasting & Digital, Arts Council England

Honor Harger, Director, Lighthouse http://www.lighthouse.org.uk

Kevin Bacon, Digital Development Officer, The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove http://www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk

Spencer Hyman, CEO & Founder, Artfinder www.artfinder.com

Andy Budd, Director of user experience, Clearleft http://clearleft.com

Laura Scott, EMEA External Relations, Google http://www.googleartproject.com

Freya Murray, Senior Arts Executive, BSKYB http://www.skyarts.co.uk

Alyssa Bonic, Arts Manager, BSKYB

Jane Finnis, Director, Culture24 http://www.culture24.org.uk

There will also be a special trip to Brighton Museum with their new Digital Development Officer Kevin Bacon. This will include complimentary tickets to the ‘Radical Bloomsbury‘ exhibition.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Become an MCG member now (for FREE) and save 50% on registration for this meeting: http://bit.ly/MCGjoin

Register for ‘Go Collaborate’: http://bit.ly/Go_collaborate

Latest details and programme for ‘Go Collaborate’: http://bit.ly/MCGevent

Hope to see you there!

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