In Conversation with Simon Delacroix (Google Arts & Culture) and Neal Stimler (Balboa Park Online Collaborative)
Interviewed by Solimar Salas (Museum of Latin American Art)
This program was held on October 22, 2020. It was not recorded.
This program explored ways cultural institutions can fulfill their missions using digital technology to engage audiences through sharing collections, exhibitions, and programs as part of an overall organizational strategy. Please review the resources below:
Simon Delacroix leads the US Google Arts & Culture team, based in NYC. Google Arts & Culture aims to make the world's culture available to anyone anywhere, introducing people to art in new ways with technologies such as Art Camera (ultra-high resolution imagery), Museum View (360 imagery and VR tours), and experiments using AR, VR and Machine Learning. Simon started with Google Arts & Culture in Paris in 2014 and has since then worked to develop new partnerships with cultural institutions in France, Italy, Belgium, UK, and the US.
Neal Stimler is a creative strategist with experience in collaborative leadership, content management, project management, and trend forecasting. He has successfully contributed and led efforts that improved business operations, thoughtfully engaged audiences, and enhanced organizations’ management capabilities and inspired greater visionary capacity. Before joining BPOC, Neal spent more than a decade at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in positions of increasing responsibility. Following his time at The Met, he was the inaugural Head of Public Engagement at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. He provides leadership and critical insights on trends in business management and digital technology and has guided The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian Institution on the implementation of their Open Access programs. Neal was a 2019-2020 Fellow at The Engelberg Center of Innovation Law and Policy at the New York University School of Law, where he was co-creator of the digital publication, GLAM3D.org.
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