As part of the ‘Museum of the future’ series organised by The British Museum, David Chipperfield participated in a debate on the changing public dialogues with museum collections in the digital age. He was joined by Amit Sood, founder of the Google Art Project, Sonita Alleyne, founder of The Yes Programme, and Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and Head of the Government Office for Science. The panel were introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, and chaired by Sir Richard Lambert, Chairman of the Trustees of the British Museum.
The discussion focused on how rapid changes in digital technology potentially pose the biggest challenge and opportunity for museums to consider how the public interacts with collections, and how that might impact on the physical spaces themselves.
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