Talking History – Hyperconnected Museums – New Approaches, New Publics

Talking History Presents: Hyperconnected Museums – New Approaches, New Publics

Join us for a special Talking History session. To celebrate International Museum Day 2018, a panel will discuss ‘Hyperconnected Museums: New approaches, new publics’. As museums redefine their place in a 21st century landscape they are embracing digital tools and technologies to make deeper and more personalised connections with their many audiences and are redefining success as more than the sum of their visitor numbers.

This free public lecture is part of History Trust of South Australia’s Talking History series. Book online here

5.15pm for a 5.30pm start. Parking available on Torrens Parade Ground, off Victoria Drive. Refreshments will be provided. Wine sponsor – O’Leary Walker Wines. Visit

Meet the Panelists

Dr Kristy Kokegei is a historian and digital strategist at the History Trust of South Australia. She holds a PhD in post-war Australian Immigration history and is passionate about public access to, and engagement with, South Australia’s rich history. Kristy seeks to provide broad public access and connect new audiences with the History Trust’s four museums, largely through digital collections, open data, and engaging digital experiences. She is particularly interested in reevaluating the role of museums in the 21st century, an era of rapid technological change and hyperconnected societies.

Anika Johnstone is a human centered strategist, creative project manager and experience designer who is leading the exhibition and visitor experience design team at the University of South Australia’s MOD. When MOD. opens on 11 May it will be South Australia’s newest museum and also hopes to be Australia’s leading future-focused museum exploring new ideas at the intersection of art and science. Prior to working at MOD. Anika held a number of senior roles within the South Australian government in strategic communications, community engagement and, more recently, leading digital transformation at SA Water.

Walter Marsh is a writer and editor with a background in print and digital media. At the National Trust of South Australia he works to develop new digital content and experiences to promote South Australia’s built and cultural heritage as part of the Trust’s public programming team.

Alexis Tindall has worked behind the scenes in museums for nearly a decade, in roles that document collections, contribute to their care and make them accessible. She worked with the South Australian Museum and the Atlas of Living Australia, to digitise biological sciences collections and others, sharing them online for researchers and the general public. She currently works with eRSA, contributing to a national project to support digital research in the humanities, and helping local researchers access computing services. She is passionate about museum collections and their many uses, and about using digital technologies to enable and explore new opportunities in research.