Speakers

Nanet Beumer

Rijksmuseum

Nanet joined the Rijksmuseum as their Head of Digital in 2019.

One of her first projects was Operation Night Watch, where the museum live streamed the restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch.

Her department have played a key role in keeping the museum connected to the public during the Covid-19 crisis, and at Culture Geek she’ll share what they’ve learnt along the way.

Lawrence Chiles

The National Gallery

Lawrence Chiles is Head of Digital Services at The National Gallery in London. He provides strategic leadership and heads interdisciplinary teams to deliver large-scale exhibitions, programmes and cross-platform projects.

Lawrence’s recent work includes taking The National Gallery into the Metaverse, and this is the work that he’ll be sharing at Culture Geek.

Joe Duggan

National Youth Theatre

Joe Duggan is Head of Communications and Digital at National Youth Theatre. At NYT he has introduced Digital Storytelling Courses and Digital Membership, collaborating with Samsung, Central Saint Martins and nesta and partnered with TikTok, the British Council and Sky Arts on digital content. He is part of nesta’s Amplified Programme, the Cultural Learning Alliance’s Advisory Panel and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Theatre steering group. He led the digital integration of virtual reality headsets into the NYT’s 2019 production of Frankenstein reaching 4000 live audience members and is currently developing a live location-based adaptation of the stage-play FLOOD for NYT with support from Creative XR.

Tim Powell

Independent Producer & Creative Consultant

Producer & Creative Consultant who produces

His recent work includes The Gunpowder Plot,  a feature length immersive theatrical experience of Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder Plot – featuring physical sets and live performance, combined with VR, projection mapping, ambisonics and multi-sensory SFX.

Anna Lowe

Smartify

Anna is Co-Founder and Director of Partnerships at Smartify, a digital platform that makes museums accessible for a global audience through innovative technology and engaging storytelling.

Previously, she worked in arts education for the London Borough of Camden and the National Museum of Fine Art, Argentina.

In 2019 Anna was appointed by UK government as a Trustee at the Tate, making her the youngest ever trustee of a UK national museum.

She is also a Trustee of Hope in Tottenham a youth charity that provides counselling, mentoring and art programmes for young people in Tottenham, North London.

Maurice Seleky

Amsterdam Museum

Maurice Seleky is a senior communications strategist, author and moderator, currently serving as the Head of Communications and Marketing as part of the management team at the Amsterdam Museum.

Although trained as a lawyer, Seleky chose a career in the creative industries. He worked as a PR- and communication strategist at Coebergh Communications & PR and Vandejong Creative Agency, after which he became a partner at Novel Creative Consultancy. From 2017 until the beginning of 2020, he worked as Head of Marketing and Communications at Pakhuis de Zwijger, the independent platform for innovation and creation in Amsterdam.

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Rob Macpherson, Birmingham Hippodrome

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