Social Innovation!

An interview by Diana Fehr / July, 2022 Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt is the director of the Social Research Centre of Dortmund, and professor at the department of Social Sciences at TU Dortmund University. He is an internationally renowned expert in the field of social innovation, as well as the co-founder and chair of the European […]

Reinvention of Culture

Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert, Secretary General and Board Member of the German Kulturstiftung der Länder (Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States), holds numerous honorary positions at both the national and international level, including being an active member of the Board of the German UNESCO-Commission, the Culture Advisory Council of the NFDI4Culture Consortium, the Foundation Board of the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH), the Advisory Group of the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund and the Finance and Resources Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

People First!

As a museum consultant with more than 20 years of experience in education and museums, Mike Murawski brings his personal values of deep listening, care, and collaboration into the work that he leads with organizations and communities. He is passionate about transforming museums, cultural institutions & non-profits to become more equitable and community-centered. In his recent book Museums As Agents of Change – A Guide to Becoming a Changemaker, he addresses vital questions and the work we need to do to become effective changemakers, offering strategies for taking action toward positive social change and proactively shaping a new future for museums. He also serves as the Co-Producer of Museums Are Not Neutral, a global advocacy campaign calling for ethics-based transformation across museums. Learn more at

Power to the People!

Power to the People! Heureka – Fostering Finnish Science Capital An interview by Diana Fehr / Dec. 2021 Mikko Myllykoski is the CEO of Heureka, the Finnish science centre. He studied humanities at the University of Helsinki and started his career in the science center field in 1990 by innovating how interactive methods can be […]

Digital Transformation!

Catherine Devine is the Business Strategy Leader for Libraries & Museums, Microsoft Worldwide Education. In this role her goal is to leverage Microsoft technology and to explore emerging opportunities to further the missions of Libraries and Museums globally.
With a strong background in the technology industry and as formal Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, she brings together her expertise from both worlds to form a continuously changing world.

Rethinking Museums!

Dr. Matthias Henkel is an cultural historian and archaeologist with many years of operational museum and management experience and a focused eye on content-based, strategic, visitor-centered and brand-oriented development of museums and cultural institutions. He is the founder and Managing Director of the agency “Embassy of Culture” in Berlin, President of ICOM MPR (International Councils of Museums, International Committee of Marketing and Public Relations) and Lecturer Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing / China.

Telling stories through objects

Jan-Christian Warnecke manages historical exhibitions at the Landesmuseum Württemberg, while focusing to create better visitor experiences. Located in the Old Castle at the very centre of Stuttgart, the museum is looking after over a million objects and preserves essential facets of the region’s cultural heritage from its early beginnings to the present. The museum team is continuously working to meet the needs and expectations of their audience and to satisfy the high demands of a cultural centre.

Visitor Experience

With the use of her unique methodologies and approaches Lisa Baxter is able to align museums around what’s best for the visitor. Not only what they want, but also how exhibitors can take visitors to places they couldn’t possibly imagine and exceed their expectations, delight them and wow them, amaze and provoke them. She believes that creating and delivering genuine value to audiences makes good business sense. That value is … Experience!

You always have to believe in

Ingried Brugger from Kunstforum Wien

You always have to believe in it! Ingried Brugger on the future of museums Ingried Brugger heads the successful Kunstforum Wien. She believes that positive thinking is what the art and cultural businesses need right now.  An interview by Diana Fehr / June 30th, 2020 Dr. Ingried Brugger is known as the arts partisan, a […]

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