Agenda teams up with Museumexperts for SITEM 2017

December, 05, 2016
Sitem Salon Conference Musee

Agenda is proud to announce its partnership with SITEM, the International trade show for Museums, Cultural Sites and Tourism.

The 21st edition of SITEM will gather 150 exhibitors, specialists in museums’ equipment, tourism services and products but also in city accessibility and attractiveness in Paris, 10-12 January 2017. 


SITEM collaborated with Agenda to gather an international panel of experts to discuss new digital trends in the cultural world.

Our common objective is for international experts to share their success stories and analyse the current impact of technology on the sector.

This seminar will welcome

  • Robert Stein, Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer, American Alliance of Museums (USA)
  • Martijn Pronk, Head of digital & publishing, Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)
  • Philippe Rivière, Chef du service numérique, Paris Musées (France)
  • Nancy Proctor, Executive Director, MuseWeb Foundation (USA)

Corinne Estrada, CEO and founder of Agenda will co-host the seminar with Alain Dupuy, designer of multimedia and digital installations.

Together they will answer the following question: “Digitisation, a part of progress, and a threat to museums?”

Agenda will be at SITEM from 10 to 12 January. Come meet us at stand D15.


More info about the seminar

Wednesday, January, 11th: 2p.m.-4.30p.m.
Docks – Cité de la mode et du design/ Arcole room


Whether in collection management or scenography or even in visitor management, digitisation has blown all the old practices away. It has made museums more effective. It has driven the increasing importance of action procedures the same way businesses seek to gain market shares. The disengagement of public actors only makes this process even more vital.

This conference will ask two main questions, one regarding visitors and the other the museum’s fundamental nature:

1/ In the interest of attracting large numbers of visitors (consequently less familiar with the museum), does digitisation provide more education and co-ordination or does it just make things available to a larger audience with no real gain?

2/ How far can digitisation transform a museum (museum 4.0)? Can we expect a sort of radical recasting, or even erasure, of the museum as it goes digital, from perfect reproduction of its works to the creation of totally virtual exhibits? The conference panellists will provide their answers to these questions, predicting a near future based on their current experiences. Then there will be a collective round-table discussion between all the attending participants.


Sitem Salon Musee Culture Conference Agenda