August 17, 2022
3pm Conference Panel
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Free program + Open to all

In the spirit of critical and social museology, the Museums Without Walls conference invites us to reclaim notions of virtuality from the technopositivist buzz and revisit the long history of relationships between museums and media.

Museums Without Walls

Conference + Exhibition
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
August 15–17, 2022
Check the full program here

The many contributions to the event open space for the discussion and exercise of new configurations for art institutions amidst other information technologies. They propose further ways to dispute ossified narratives and account for overlooked artforms; access and engage with collections; return cultural artifacts to the spheres of circulation; take care of the publics, their histories, circumstances, and modes of expression.

The conference is accompanied by a week-long exhibition that gathers projects that reimagine our modes of cultural engagement, access, and preservation, using media as diverse as publications, interactive videos, and immersive environments.

3pm Panel “Platforms, Tools, and Participation”

  • Choose Your Own Artwork: Google Arts & Culture and the DIY Museum (Bethany Berard, Carleton University; Sarah E.K. Smith, Western University)
  • Things+Time: A Virtual Artists' Archive (Ellie Décary-Chen, Lucas LaRochelle & Prakash Krishnan, Heather Mitchell, Things+Time)
  • Creating Communities Through Art (Jung-Ah Kim, Peggy Fussell, Tia Bankosky, Prerana Das, Drew Burton, Jessa Laframboise, Anna Douglas, Queen’s University)