Via ArtNet News, March 22, 2023

As technology grows ever more present in the cultural institution—reshaping its operations, how it engages audiences, and what it exhibits—the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) is hosting a forum to contemplate what the digital frontier means for the museum of today and tomorrow.

On April 21, FAMSF, in partnership with seven other Bay Area museums and cultural strategist András Szántó, will convene a symposium, titled Museums of Tomorrow, at Stanford University. The full-day program will feature presentations from a line-up of museum directors, artists, and academic experts on how technology is transforming power structures within the arts and institutions.

The moment, said Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO of FAMSF, is ripe for such a discussion, coming as it does on the heels of the NFT boom and the rise of A.I., and in the wake of a pandemic-driven digital acceleration.

“Museums around the world are grappling with the opportunities and the costs of thoughtfully introducing technology in their work and audience engagement,” he told Artnet News. “And considering that so much of this development is coming out of the Bay Area, it seemed logical and an opportunity for us to convene a roundtable here.”


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