SPEAKERS

General Director

The Pinacoteca di Brera and Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense

Porin Šćukanec Rezniček

External associate, Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

Porin Šćukanec Rezniček is an external associate in the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. Currently he is a member of the Danube’s Archaeological eLandscapes project, whose aim is to use modern technology to present archaeological landscape and heritage to the wider general public, make them more visible and in turn protect them for future generations. Furthermore, he has experience of working in several fields such as digital marketing and the IT sector, but also on a number of exhibitions and projects in a museum environment, having completed his studies in Egyptology, History and Museum Studies: Zagreb School of Egyptology, Mummies – Science and Myth, Post Scriptum, Celebrating Irelands Archaeological Heritage, etc.

Dariusz Kazimierz Skonieczko

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

Dariusz Kazimierz Skonieczko graduated University of Lodz. He is art historian specializing In African art and culture. He has been working In The National Ethnographic Muzeum from 2010. He participated in many African science expeditions (Zimbabwe, DRC, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroun). He is an author of book „Zapomniany odkrywca” about great Polish traveller which visited Africa In XIX c. He is an author of many African art and culture exhibitions. He is student of The Doctoral School of University of Lodz. His doctoral topic is: Use of 3D hologram and pepper host technologies in the museum’s exhibition spaces as a means of interactive communication with the viewer. Methods and evaluation of implementation.

Dr Sirisilp Kongsilp

Founder & CEO, Perception

Dr Sirisilp Kongsilp is the founder and CEO of Perception and The Morpheus Project. Perception is an immersive technology company. The Morpheus Project is the first-ever Holo-NFT art community, that allows artists and galleries to display their holographic collectables to sell them to supporters. Perception is set to reshape the arts and culture sector through partnerships with museums, galleries and artists which aim to preserve human history.


Dr Sirisilp is a university lecturer in Software Engineering and the founder & CEO of Perception. He is an Eiffel scholarship recipient where he started his research career at Telecom SudParis in France. He is specialised in Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual and Augmented Reality, where he published many research articles in this area. He is also a software engineer who specialised in software project management and software architectural design. He has been involved as a lead software engineer for many software projects over the past 10 years.

Lorena Sancho Querol.

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

Researcher and dream knitter in the area of Social Museology at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Lorena´s research is focused on the creation of new models of participatory management in local museums. In between her most recent project stands out her post-doctoral project “SoMus: Society in the Museum”, the P-2020 project “Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas” (CREATOUR, 2016-20), the H-2020 project “European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities” (ECHOES, 2018-21) or the recently approved “H-2020 IN SITU: Place-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas” (2022-26), a four-year project that combines research and experimental actions to advance the innovation-related practices, capacities, and potential of cultural and creative industries placed in non-urban areas of the EU countries. Lorena argues that museology is a useful tool for society's cultural development, which connects causes, concepts and people´s challenges, to build new forms of cultural democracy through participatory and socially responsible action and research.

ANNA JASSON

Head of donations, partnerships and PR, National museum

MICHAL STEHLÍK

Deputy Director General for Central Collections and Exhibitions Management. National Museum of Czech Republic

Prof. Stehlík is Deputy Director General for Central Collections and Exhibitions Management at National Museum of Czech Republic and professor at Institute of Czech history at Charles University in Prague.

He was Dean of Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague.

He is/was member of academic, science and other boards (Czech Radio Council (chairman); Executive Board of European Faculties of Arts Deans' Initiative; Czech–Austrian Permanent Confederation of Historians; Science Board of Council of Institute for Study of Totalitarian Regimes; Supervisory Board of Masaryk Institute and Archive of Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic).

Themes of his research are Modern Czech and Slovak History, History of Central Europe in the 20th Century, Ethnic Politics, Political Processes of the 1950s, Collectivization, Development of Church and its Relation to State after 1945.

MARTIN SOUČEK

Dr. Souček is Director of the Section of Digital Asset Management and Information Technologies at National Museum of Czech Republic

He was Deputy Head of the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship; Vice-Dean responsible for the development of information systems and libraries of the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague.

He is/was member of academic, science and other boards (National Museum Science Council; Verification and Evaluation Expert Panel of the Council for Research, Development and Innovations) .

His specialization is Bibliometrics, Information Science Theory, Digital libraries, Information Security, UX Design.

RŪTA KAČKUTĖ 

Rūta Kačkutė is Director of National Museum of Lithuania since 2019

As a director of National Museum of Lithuania, she emphasises the importance of museum openness and accessibility to different members of society. In the capacity as a Director of National Museum of Lithuania she established a new branch of the National Museum of Lithuania – The House of Histories, a new exhibition space where visitors can explore and discuss different ways of understanding history.

She is an archaeologist specialising in Roman Iron age in Northern Europe and lecturer at Vilnius University, Faculty of History. In 2009 - 2019 she held position of an Adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania. Being Adviser to the President, among other things she developed the idea and managed the process of the creation, establishment and functioning of the Centre for Civil Education in the Presidential Palace that opened in 2016.

She is active Board member of several different organisations, including Lithuanian Museum Association, ICOM Lithuania, Open Lithuania Foundation, etc.

FRIEDERIKE ZAPF 

Head Of Social Media & Online Marketing, Albertina

SUSANNE TÖPFER

Curator, Head of Papyri Collection
Collection and Research Department Museo Egizio

CLAIRE BENJAMIN

Head of Learning & Participation National Museums Liverpool (NML)

LAURIE BRITTON NEWELL,

Senior Curator, Wellcome Collection

The full list of dynamic speakers and sessions will be available in the conference program. The schedule can be changed. Please stay tuned.