Ways digital transformation is taking place in the cultural sector

From heritage institutions adopting R&D methodology to adapting live theatre for the screen, there are myriad ways of integrating digital transformation.

In the recent panel, Process change: adapting and adopting new models at ACMI’s Future of Arts, Culture and Technology Symposium, three industry experts discuss the myriad ways in which digital has been integrated into the very fabrics of museums, projects and artworks.

Paula Bray, Head of Digital Engagement and Insight, Australian National Maritime Museum, led Australia’s first cultural heritage innovation lab to be embedded within the structure of an organisation. DX Lab ran from 2015 until mid-2021 and a record of its experimentation can be found online.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_