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How will Libraries and Museums be different in the Year 2020?

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Schloss Leopoldskron
Health and Healthcare Series III, Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: 
Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption 
Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture
19 Oct - 23 Oct, 2011
 Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia: What lessons learned can be exchanged between Asia and the rest of the world?

Américo Castilla Américo Castilla (Co-Chair)

President, Fundación TyPA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; former Director, National Museum of Fine Arts; former National Director of Heritage and Museums, Ministry of Culture of Argentina

Michele Cloonan Michele Cloonan (Co-Chair)

Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, United States

Noha Adly Noha Adly

Deputy Head, ICT Sector, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

Gabriela Aidar Gabriela Aidar

Coordinator of the Sociocultural Inclusion Program of the Education Department of the São Paulo State Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brasil

Kidong Bae Kidong Bae

ICOM chair of the National Committee of Korea; former President of the Korean Museum Association; Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology, Hanyang University; Director of the Jeongok Prehistory Museum, Gyounggy Province; Seoul, South Korea

Vishakha Desai Vishakha Desai

President and CEO, Asia Society, New York, United States

Elaine Gurian Elaine Gurian

Consultant/Advisor to Museums, Arlington, United States

Gregory Hayton Gregory Hayton

CEO, Cambridge Public Libraries and Art Galleries, Cambridge, Canada

Richard Lankes Richard Lankes

Professor, Director, Masters in Library and Information Science Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, Syracuse, United States

Deirdre Prins-Solani Deirdre Prins-Solani

Chair, AFRICOM; Director, Center for Heritage Development in Africa, Mombasa, Kenya

Rudo Sithole Rudo Sithole

Executive Director, AFRICOM, Nairobi, Kenya

Sarah Thomas Sarah Thomas

Bodley's Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, United Kingdom

Gary Vikan Gary Vikan

Director, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, United States

Johannes Vogel Johannes Vogel

Keeper of Botany, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Mats Widbom Mats Widbom


Additional Resource Persons:
Mary Chute Mary Chute (Resource Specialist)


Nancy Rogers Nancy Rogers (Resource Specialist)


Marsha Semmel Marsha Semmel (Resource Specialist)


Robert Stein Robert Stein (Resource Specialist)

Deputy Director for Research, Technology, and Engagement, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, United States

Michael Stephens Michael Stephens (Resource Specialist)

Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, Creator and Primary Author, Tame the Web; United States

Listen to excerpts or complete versions of Salzburg Global Seminar presentations

  • Co-chair Americo Castilla discusses the value of libraries in an electronic age
  • Anupam Sah reflects on preservation of heritage and the role of museums within the community
  • Catalina Escobar Bravo discusses the importance of teaching new techonology in the library world
  • David Lankes discusses the meaning of participatory culture and ways libraries can support learning through technology
  • view all...

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