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Saturday, March 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Disrupting Bureaucracy with Social Curation

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A legislatively funded outreach initiative turned into an unprecedented story collection project for Austin's Bullock Texas State History Museum. As a cultural institution, we learned to navigate bureaucracy and automate social curation – and we mean REAL curation – with a responsive, accessible, and compliant framework that is yielding unexpected results. Community building activities, interactive programming, and pop-up exhibits are, well, popping up throughout Texas. And a whole host of people are excited about writing, curating, and interpreting their own histories. This project is a game-changer for state government – and the museum community – and has disrupted the way stakeholders think about outreach. The tech community will learn about what curation really means from professional museum curators, and how to pivot curatorial practices amid a malaise of high-profile clients.

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David Munns

Dir of Web & Digital Media, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Leads digital outreach and interactive design for the Texas State History Museum. Specializes in the museum's strategic technology programs, including digital curation, exhibition media, environmental design, NUI/augmented reality, and website development. Currently directing the... Read More →
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Dr Victoria Ramirez

Museum Dir, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Victoria Ramirez joined the Bullock Texas State History Museum in February, 2013 as the Deputy Director and was appointed Director June, 2014. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the Museum and supporting fundraising activities conducted by the Texas State History... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Hyatt Regency Austin Big Bend 208 Barton Springs Rd

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