Debate 3: Open the Vault - New Business Models for culture and heritage

Moderator: Jane Finnis

Charles Leadbeater
Harry Verwaaijen
Soenke Zehle

Walter Amerika

September 24th, 13.00 to 15.00 venue to be confirmed

State-funded cultural projects and institutions are coming under increasing pressure, even in Europe, to diversify their revenue streams and create more 'self-generated income'. At the same time new opportunities are emerging to change age-old practices and embrace new business models. In Cloudculture, Charles Leadbeater wrote that “…building communities of collaboration around shared interests and ideas, … requires very different kinds of leadership and organisation .... Leading international cultural relations in the era of ubiquitous participation, connection and collaboration will require different skills and resources".

But what does this really mean for culture and heritage in the short and longer term? What kinds of public/private partnerships are emerging? How is the role of institutions radically changing? How can the rich reserves of cultural data be tapped for long term societal gain and not simply pillaged for short term outcomes?

Book your place here: http://cmrt2010debate3.eventbrite.com

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Registration closes at 6pm (Uk time) on 16th September.

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