The Creative Museum Event in Lyon

Building a Creative Museum Together at the Museomix Summer Camp in Lyon, France – Thursday 6 July 2017, 13.00-18.00 – Gadagne Museums, 1 place du petit Collège, 69005 Lyon, France

Based on the outcomes of the project to-date, this practical half-day conference looks at some of the recommended ingredients for building a ‘creative museum’ and is open to anyone who wants to explore innovative and experimental ways in museums.

Building a Creative Museum Together at the Museomix Summer Camp in Lyon, France

International speakers will suggest new methodologies and share ideas on how to transform museums into cooperative working spaces. They will suggest expertise on the following: how to make connections between museums and their communities; how to transform audiences into active agents in the museum and how to make a museum into a ‘Space for Yes’. Practical tools are on offer and aim to help attendees find a ‘Strategy for Success’ in their practice.


In addition to some great keynote speakers, the conference includes a choice of participative workshops which are designed to encourage active involvement from all participants, so come and share your own experiences and thoughts. The event will be followed by networking opportunities and drinks otherwise known as an ‘Aperomix’.


The format is: 7 workshops, 7 questions, 7 tables, 7 table-hosts with a lot of discussion and ideas generation. Each workshop will be facilitated in French and in English.

Full programme

  • 13.00-13.45 // Free visit of the Gadagne Museums
  • 14.00-14.15 // Digital innovation..? Why? How? For who? Be involved across all areas of the museum. Xavier de la Selle
  • 14.15-15.00 // Presentation of the Creative Museum project: method and results. Cécile Marsan, Jo-Anne Sunderland Bowe and Jenny Siung
  • 15.00-15.30 // What has changed in museums? A look back to the last 10 years of experience in museums, with museums, and around museums. Don Undeen, Samuel Bausson
  • 15.30-17.15 // Workshops
  • 17.15-18.00 // Feedback from the workshops and conclusions
  • 18.00-20.00 // Aperomix


Detailed programme of the training