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MuseumDigit 2018


There were 200 registered participants on the two-day, bilingual conference. 23 speakers were presenting lectures in the subject on digitalization strategies and procedures in the GLAM sector, on managing digital content, on digital culture in the European Union and on digital competences. The representatives of the cultural sector and companies in the field were present and exhibited their new developments as well. The 3rd day’s workshop programs were organized with the help of companies and gave a short introduction to digitalization technics, AR technologies and website project complications.


Anna Czékmány
Petőfi Literary Museum, Museum Education Department

The Petőfi Literary Museum is one of the largest public institutions in Hungary, with a national scope. As such, it seeks to provide responsive and innovative services that meet the changing needs of today's museum users, and to make them accessible to an ever-wider  audience.

Miklós Fehér
National Széchényi Library, Hungarian Library Institute

Miklós Fehér has been a member of the National Széchényi Library Institute since 2001, initially as a specialist in library management, and now as library supervisor. From the beginning, he has been responsible for researching the relationship between libraries and society. He is responsible for overseeing regulation of library activities and statistical reporting. He is also involved in training librarians and developing the training system. Since 1987, he is a member of the Association of Hungarian Librarians, and since 2007 an elected member of its Board.

Eva Fog

Eva Fog is the founder and chairwoman of DigiPippi. An NGO striving to change the gender balance in IT and technology starting with girls ages 7 through 13 years old.

Through female role models from all sorts of tech backgrounds, DigiPippi kindles an interest with the girls by using their existing interests as an offset in workshops, school courses and events.

With a diverse background a self-taught techy and an education as a Waldorf pedagogue, Eva Fog works tirelessly as an educator, expert, consultant and keynote speaker on all things children, gender equality and technology. A part she was awarded Role Model of the Year 2018 for.

Dafydd James  
National Museum Wales

Mr. James has 16 years experience of working in the cultural and learning sectors, including nine years leading teams with responsibilities for product development, software, exhibition displays, infrastructure, digital content and collections, e-commerce, digital learning, social media, marketing and customer service.

My responsibilities have included introducing social media to a distributed organisation, establishing and developing new teams, and creating and delivering a digital strategy for a £30M change project.

As part of my role, I am leading digital transformation at the National Museum and embedding user-focussed services across the museum by improving our project and product management methodologies, working on an internal digital skills framework and developing a more distributed model for digital content and audience development.

Monika Hagedorn-Saupe
CIDOC (International Committee for Documentation)

Prof. Monika Hagedorn-Saupe studied mathematics, sociology, psychology, and education with a focus on adult education at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, at Kings College London, and at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1985, she has been staff member of the Institut für Museumsforschung (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz), overseeing the annual visitor statistics of all German museums. Since 1994, she has been Head of the department “Visitor related museum research and museum statistics”, is responsible for several European projects and acts as the Deputy Director of the Institute. She is president of CIDOC (the documentation committee in ICOM) and chairs the Information Centres Working Group in CIDOC.

In 2001, she was nominated from the German Federal government to participate in the European NRG (National Representatives Group on Digitisation in Culture), then serving as a member in the EC MSEG (Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and  Digital Preservation until 2016, and as member of the EC DCHE (Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana). She is Vice-President of the Michael Culture Association and of Europeana and board member of ICOM-Europe. She is Professor in museology at the University of Applied Sciences HTW in Berlin/Germany, and teaches terminology in museums in Krems/Austria.

Kómár Éva
Hungarian National Museum National Centre of Museological Methodology and Information

Museum librarian and museum IT specialist. She worked for Petőfi Literary Museum between 1993 and 2016. From this year she is a colleague of the Hungarian National Museum National Centre of Museological Methodology and Information. Since 2003 she has been concerned with questions of discovering museum materials in database systems, with options of online publication of digital content, and with new technologies that give IT support to exhibitions. At the moment she participates in building the national museum aggregation service.

Béla Tamás Kónya
Ludwig Museum Budapest, Head of Conservation and Collection Care

Since 2008, Béla Tamás Kónya is responsible for collection management and conservation strategy of the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art. He graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2006 as a sculptor-restorer, art historian and visual arts teacher. His main activities include co-ordination of methodological research on the restoration and preservation of contemporary art (traditional and media art) and the organization of periodic and permanent exhibitions.

Zsolt Kulcsár
Integral Vision

Integral Vision develops innovative web solutions for cultural institutions. We strive to satisfy  our customers' needs by working with them as a team, and we aim for solutions that provide a distinctive, added value to consumers of culture.

Mónika Lengyel
Monguz Ltd.

Lengyel Monika is an IT Librarian. She completed her studies in the  Eötvös Loránd University in Faculty of Arts, learning History and IT Librarianship in 1993. In Budapest Business School in faculty PSZF she took part an OKJ training as IT programmer. She has worked in MTA SZTAKI as scientific member between 1993 and 2010 working with Tinlib and Huntéka Integarted Library Systems as support manager. Since 2011 she is working as the employee of Monguz Ltd. as support manager for Huntéka ILS. Since 2013 she is the leader of support department working for the general satisfaction of the customers. Her main skill is data mining and data conversion, having more than twenty years of experience of data migration. She is the teacher of the librarian training program of the Library Institute of the National Széchenyi Library, and former she took part the education of Librarianship in the Kaposvár University.

dr. Tünde Molnár Lengyelné
Károly Eszterházy University of Applied Science, Institute of Media Infromatics

Dr. Tünde Molnár obtained her Library Science from Eötvös Loránd University in 2008. She is a digital librarian and professor of mathematics and IT. Her research focuses on human performance technology, automatic referral preparation, mathematical analyses of pedagogical research, evaluation metrics, and knowledge assessments.

Dr. Mária Lontai
Lontai Lawyer Office

Dr. Mária Lontai graduated from the Eötvös Lóránd University Faculty of Law in 1983. After obtaining her professional legal credential in 1986, she worked for state owned companies. Since 1990 she has participated in privatization and its management. She has been a private attorney since 1996, providing legal consultancy services to industry, tourism, commerce, venture capital investment and agricultural business organizations, public services and governmental organizations, including healthcare providers. She acts as a Information Privacy Officer at governmental organizations. Since 2011, she has been working with public organizations (including the Hungarian National Museum) which focus on renovation, restoration, and archaeological activities.

Magali Mallet
Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise

Magali Mallet studied marketing and tourism. She worked as a consultant to communities and was director for 7 years of the organization in charge of tourism development of La Manche (Normandie, France). She has been director of the Airborne Museum since 2013.

Douglas McCarthy

Over the past two decades, Douglas McCarthy has worked internationally in public museums, private art collections and image archives in a variety of roles, including photographic studio manager, researcher, curator and collections manager. Driven by keen curiosity and a love of visual culture, Douglas is a passionate advocate for making cultural heritage openly accessible to promote the exchange of ideas and to contribute to a thriving knowledge economy.

Douglas writes regularly for Europeana Pro and developed the series 'Museums in the Digital Age' showcasing cultural institutions such as the Pinakotheken, Wellcome Collection, Slovak National Gallery and Mauritshuis. In a personal capacity, Douglas is currently leading an international survey of open access policy in the GLAM sector, in collaboration with Andrea Wallace of the University of Exeter.

Edina Németh
National Research, Development and Innovation Office

Since 1999, Edina Németh has been engaged in European research programs, information and communication technology projects, and support for proposals. She has been involved with the European Union Research Framework since its Fifth Framework Program, and has participated in projects involving European professional working groups (European Research Area, ICT Research Portal, EU13). On behalf of the National Innovation Agency, she is currently the national contact point and program committee member of the Horizon 2020 ICT and FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) programs.

Ildikó Pap
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology

Our multidisciplinary research teams work with historically significant skeletal and mummified human and animal remains. In recent years, this anthropological and paleo-pathological research has increasingly incorporated the methods and techniques of other disciplines. These achievements are made possible by the collaboration of Hungarian and foreign universities, research institutes, museums and industrial companies.

Kati Price
V&A-Victoria and Albert Museum

Kati heads up digital media and publishing at the Victoria and Albert Museum, managing a team that works in technology, design and content. She’s responsible for the brand and user experience of the V&A’s digital estate and oversees content commissioning and production across digital and print.


Since graduating from the V&A/Royal College of Art history of design Masters programme, Kati has specialised in content and communications, with experience in brand, PR, marketing and digital media. With over 17 years in the design industry, she has worked with non-profits like the Design Council and design charity, the Sorrell Foundation to high-end retailers SCP and Vitsoe. Passionate about user-centred design, content and the digital realm, Kati has worked on award winning digital products and services, is a mentor and coach and regularly speaks at international conferences.

Réka Racskó PhD
Károly Eszterházy University of Applied Science, Institute of Media Infromatics

Réka Racsko obtained an EdS (Education Specialist) Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Arts at Eszterházy Károly University in 2017. Her specialties include IT Librarian and Communications Specialist, Teacher of Applied Computer Science, and Pedagogical Assessment. Her research focuses on the development of electronic learning environments, using qualitative and quantitative methods to study the conditions for achieving a digital transformation of the educational environment.

Szabó Attila
Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute

Theatre researcher, teacher and museum specialist, presently working as the Deputy Director of the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute, Budapest. He graduated in 2006 from the Pannonian University (Veszprém) with a double major in theatrology and English language and literature. In 2018 he defended his PhD at the Doctoral School of Literary Sciences of the University of Pécs. Between 2013-2014 he was a Fulbright researcher at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, New York. He has worked at the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute since 2009 in different positions, being in charge of the international relations, international research, digital theatre archive. Since 2006 he has been a member of STEP, Project on European Theatre Systems, a research group of theatre sociology. He was the Hungarian project coordinator of several international research projects on theatre architecture (TACE), the European Collected Library of Artistic Performance (ECLAP) and Performing Arts Central Europe (PACE.V4). Main research field: contemporary Central European theatre, theatre and Coming to Terms With the Past, social and documentary theatre, digital performance reconstruction, theatre sociology. In 2018 he received the Károly Pulszky Award for the achievements of promising young museologists.

Ildikó Sz. Fejes
Hungarian National Museum National Centre of Museological Methodology and Information

Ildikó Sz. Fejes graduated from Eötvös Loránd University with majors in history and archaeology. Later, she earned a postgraduate degree in European affairs and a credential in Arts & Business Management. She has more than 25 years experience at the Hungarian National Museum, including database development, internet and multimedia content development, and EU projects. Since 2011, she heads the National Centre of Museological Methodology and Information (OMMIK). She is been a board member of AVICOM.​

Máté Tóth
National Széchényi Library, Developement and Reserach Department

Máté Tóth earned a PhD degree in Library Science in 2010, and a BA in Economics in 2015. He has been working for National Széchényi Library since 2003. Since 2016, he is the head of the Department of Research and Development. He also serves as assistant professor at the Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources Development, University of Pécs. His areas of specialization include digitization, semantic web, web 2.0, domestic and international library trends, the relationship of libraries and society.

Barend Verheijen
Studio Louter

Barend is the head of the Content Department. As Creative Partner, Barend is responsible for concept development, storylines and all content production. Barend has almost 20 years of experience in the museum world. Before he joined TWV Media (Studio Louter’s precursor) in 2000, he was an education coordinator for the Germany Institute in Amsterdam and a researcher for Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations. He studied History at the University of Amsterdam.

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