Cultural heritage organizations are conservative by design, meant to preserve objects and ideas. Yet, governments and audiences alike challenge them to be progressive, change their missions and methods in a digitized, globalized, and climate-challenged world. This tension makes changing the organization of cultural heritage a delicate job. How do you structure an organization so that it is part of a dynamic, ever-changing landscape? How do you lead teams through a moment of change? How can you make a cultural heritage organization part of larger societal changes without losing its identity? Jasper Visser will reflect on his experience in structuring cultural organizations for change from the bottom-up by making them (part of) dynamic networks with close ties to the communities they are part of and the society they exist in.
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 8:30 am – 10:10 pm