In times of Corona, it has once again become clear how important digital museum offerings are for the external impact of museums and to what extent they help to establish a relationship with visitors outside the exhibition rooms.
Despite all the challenges regarding the digitization of museums, there are also many great projects. Projects that have been launched with motivating funding programs. Digital projects that were created under the most adverse circumstances. We want to celebrate all of these projects. We are looking for best practices that remind us of what is possible and inspire everyone to create more great digital museum experiences for visitors.
It is especially important to us to make the planning as transparent as possible. On this website you can not only submit proposals. We will also introduce you to the jury, explain the selection criteria and provide information on all submissions. We are also happy to take you behind the scenes of the award.
Katharina Bock is a PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast. There she is researching strategies and possibilities for using digital storytelling and online oral history in education, outreach projects and community development. Before jumping to the “Emerald Isle”, she worked in the project team for the Deutsches Museum Nuremberg and simultaneously completed a part-time M.A. in Museum Education | Education and Outreach. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary collaboration between the natural sciences and the humanities with a focus on digital applications.
Sonja Thiel is a historian, philosopher and museologist. Since 2021 she has been working as curator and project manager for AI development at the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe and is in charge of the German-speaking network on AI & museums. Prior to that, she worked for various cultural history museums nationwide as a curator with a focus on participatory processes and was responsible for program development of the digital academy program museOn|weiterbildung & netzwerk at the University of Freiburg. She is interested in possibilities of open culture, open learning environments, open code & open linked data.
Dr. Andrea Geipe
Dr. Andrea Geipel is head of the VRlab at the Deutsches Museum, where she coordinates a project on AR/VR in museum education as part of the joint project museum4punkt0. In 2020, she developed the online course series “Meaning Making” together with Abhay Adhikari. After studying sports science and a brief detour into neuropsychology, she completed her doctorate at the Munich Center for Technology in Society on the question of the influence of platform logics on science communication. She is centrally interested in the multidisciplinary collaboration between science, art, culture and technology.
Johannes Sauter is a research associate at the Deutsches Museum, where he is responsible for setting up digital research infrastructures such as KultSam and NFDI4Memory. During and after his studies in art history and German language and literature, he was involved in art inventory and database administration as well as a concept development for the digitization of the estate of the art historian Wilhelm Vöge. He is interested in the networking and (re)use of digital objects and tools. Together with Andrea Geipel, he founded “das digitale Objekt” at the Deutsches Museum.
Rebecca Müller is a representative of the “young generation” at the DigAMus Award. She graduated from high school last year and had the opportunity to get a taste of the world of art and cultural education as a digital intern for Anke von Heyl. Since May 2021, she has completed her federal voluntary service at the Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg. Now she’s on her way to put out further feelers into the world of museums and is particularly interested in digital ways of communicating culture to interested parties.
Anke von Heyl
Anke von Heyl M.A. is an art historian who has been working freelance on projects for museums and cultural institutions throughout Germany since 2002 and has been running a successful culture blog for 15 years. She specializes in visitor orientation and, as a social media expert, advises cultural institutions on digital cultural mediation. With seminars, lectures and moderations, she works primarily in the digital space. Anke von Heyl works as a consultant for cultural development planning, among other things.