After a group discussion, participants re-grouped to develop the morning’s project ideas. We began with a ‘Speed Data’ session, where technologists and arts organisations had a series of 2 minute conversations exploring where their interests collided and what skills they could swap.
Next, project ideas brainstormed from the morning session were reviewed, and participants were given the opportunity to swap groups according to particular interests.
Two hours of lively discussion later, 7 possible ideas for digital projects were shared with the group. Possible projects to be developed on the second day of the Ideas Lab include ideas around mobilising the opinions of expert audience members, engaging young audiences through digital archival artefacts, sharing collections material between museums, producing a new creative entrepreneurship hub, filtering collections items according to locality and finding ways to bring collections out of the museum into urban environments.