Workshop 1

Playful Collecting.

During the workshop, we will overview the Software Collection and Archive at the TMW.

This new collection aims to gather, safeguard, and communicate digital objects created natively in the digital world. The collection focuses on ways to preserve experimental video games for the long term. Games are one of the most popular tools to engage people, especially young ones, in participation processes.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/research_institute/software_collection/playfull_collecting

Workshop 2

High-tech visualisation and popularisation.

With the comprehensive introduction of AR-supported app-based positioning and mediation technology and selective multimedia presentations, the TMW is attempting to break down existing hierarchical interpretative sovereignties.

These new technologies are not to be used as a showcase for marketing purposes, but as democratic “dynamite” in the hands of the museum staff and visitors so, “(…) leaving us free, now, to undertake adventurous journeys amid their widely scattered ruins to open up new spaces for interpretation, (…)”. (Walter Benjamin). The extent to which these new technologies are at all suitable for such projects would be the subject of this workshop.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/besuchen/tmw_ToGo_app
» www.technischesmuseum.at/ausstellung/energie

Workshop 3

techLAB – The museum’s maker space.

In our workshop, we introduce modern production technologies – like laser cutters, 3D printers, and more.

Participants will learn to utilise the required computer programs and then apply their knowledge to create small, creative projects.
Additionally, we’ll discuss the significance of making in educational contexts and its implementation in our programs at techLAB – the Makespace at the TMW.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/exhibition/techlab

Workshop 4

“Tech Made Easy!”

Designing involving online courses for educators. Challenges and Opportunities.

Designing engaging online courses for educators in the STEM field presents both challenges and opportunities.

Challenges include fostering interactivity, overcoming technical barriers, and sustaining motivation and participation.
To address these challenges, we use various tools and approaches, such as multimedia content, games, expert presentations, and peer learning. We present our concepts and ideas and offer insights into our processes and learnings.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/school_and_kindergarten/technik_kinderleicht

Workshop 5

The impact of digitalisation on exhibitions.

Digital technologies are finding their way into the exhibitions of technology museums, affecting both their content and their technical equipment.

How is digitalisation changing exhibitions, what are the opportunities and challenges? Let’s open up the conversation in this workshop by sharing our tops, flaws, and flops and learn from each other’s mistakes and successes.

Workshop 6

Digital Leadership.

In this presentation, we will shed light on what digital leadership and digital transformation processes mean for a museum:

Which aspects of digitalization are essential for museums beyond the digital visualization of collections?
Where can we, as a museum, be pioneers, and where could we miss the boat? How important is a lean administration? Are there even disruptive digital technologies that could threaten the museum as a physical place of encounter?

After an introduction to digital leadership and possible applications of digital technology, we will discuss tried-and-tested “new” technologies (note the oxymoron!), opportunities, and risks.

Workshop 7

Immersive Museum Spaces.

Museums and exhibition centres are increasingly using immersive media and environments to engage with visitors emotionally.

This approach, inspired by the world of art, aims to provide visitors with a sensory experience of the subject matter. For instance, one of TMW’s permanent exhibitions features a “Future Simulator” that embodies this approach.

In this workshop, we would like to discuss its advantages, disadvantages, and potential applications.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/exhibition/climate_knowledge_action

Workshop 8

Digitisation, long-term archiving and the use of AI in audiovisual archives.

Due to the obsolescence of analogue carriers and the digitization of media production, audiovisual archives are undergoing a transformation towards digital archives. Against this backdrop, digital long-term archiving holds special significance, as these media can only be preserved in their digital form.

In this interactive workshop, we will introduce the fundamentals of AV archiving, from analogue media to digital long-term preservation, and explore the possibilities that AI can offer in handling audiovisual content.

Workshop Leaders: Marion Jaks, Stefan Kaltseis and Team Mediathek, TMW.

» www.mediathek.at

Workshop 9

Online workshops for people with dementia – (how) does it work?

This workshop aims to provide insights into successfully implementing interactive, dementia-sensitive online programs.

It will cover topics such as the necessary settings for successful interaction in the digital space, strategies to overcome barriers, and the benefits of online encounters for people with dementia. The Technisches Museum Wien’s experiences will be shared, and participants will be invited to discuss and develop visions for more cultural participation.

Workshop 10

Digital Literacy.

Digitisation not only means using digital tools but is also a central impulse in cultural mediation:

How does the digital black box work?
What impact do technical developments have on our society and the lives of our visitors?

In this workshop, we introduce museum-based (and digital) education programs for different ages/groups and use them as inspiration. The focus is on building bridges between (historical) objects, current social issues, and the needs of our audiences.

Workshop 11

Digital Dynamo: Navigating the Social Media Landscape. Opportunities and Challenges of Social Media and Digital Communication for Museums.

In this workshop, we’ll explore the challenges and opportunities that technology museums face in the digital age when utilizing social media and digital communication.

We’ll delve into best practices for generating AI-driven content, optimizing the networking of various digital channels, and developing strategies to engage audiences. Special attention will be given to the challenge of effectively leveraging social media for technology museums and how their approach differs from that of art museums.
Participants will engage in a practical task inspired by a highlight tour of the museum.

» tmw.qr1.at/social

Workshop 12

Women at Work.

“Women at Work. 150 Years of the Women’s Pavilion at the Vienna World Exhibition” is a multimedia web exhibition to discover, deepen, or tell a different story.
It was realized by Technisches Museum Wien in 2023 for the jubilee of the Vienna Expo in 1873. Around 1,000 archival documents, historical publications, and objects relating to the Vienna World’s Fair, women’s work, and education are made digitally accessible and open up new perspectives for gender studies and 19th-century working conditions for women and girls.

» forschung.tmw.at/exhibition/view/33988

Workshop 1

Playful Collecting.

During the workshop, we will overview the Software Collection and Archive at the TMW.

This new collection aims to gather, safeguard, and communicate digital objects created natively in the digital world. The collection focuses on ways to preserve experimental video games for the long term. Games are one of the most popular tools to engage people, especially young ones, in participation processes.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/research_institute/software_collection/playfull_collecting

Workshop 2

High-tech visualisation and popularisation.

With the comprehensive introduction of AR-supported app-based positioning and mediation technology and selective multimedia presentations, the TMW is attempting to break down existing hierarchical interpretative sovereignties.

These new technologies are not to be used as a showcase for marketing purposes, but as democratic “dynamite” in the hands of the museum staff and visitors so, “(…) leaving us free, now, to undertake adventurous journeys amid their widely scattered ruins to open up new spaces for interpretation, (…)”. (Walter Benjamin). The extent to which these new technologies are at all suitable for such projects would be the subject of this workshop.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/besuchen/tmw_ToGo_app
» www.technischesmuseum.at/ausstellung/energie

Workshop 3

techLAB – The museum’s maker space.

In our workshop, we introduce modern production technologies – like laser cutters, 3D printers, and more.

Participants will learn to utilise the required computer programs and then apply their knowledge to create small, creative projects.
Additionally, we’ll discuss the significance of making in educational contexts and its implementation in our programs at techLAB – the Makespace at the TMW.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/exhibition/techlab

Workshop 4

“Tech Made Easy!”

Designing involving online courses for educators. Challenges and Opportunities.

Designing engaging online courses for educators in the STEM field presents both challenges and opportunities.

Challenges include fostering interactivity, overcoming technical barriers, and sustaining motivation and participation.
To address these challenges, we use various tools and approaches, such as multimedia content, games, expert presentations, and peer learning. We present our concepts and ideas and offer insights into our processes and learnings.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/school_and_kindergarten/technik_kinderleicht

Workshop 5

The impact of digitalisation on exhibitions.

Digital technologies are finding their way into the exhibitions of technology museums, affecting both their content and their technical equipment.

How is digitalisation changing exhibitions, what are the opportunities and challenges? Let’s open up the conversation in this workshop by sharing our tops, flaws, and flops and learn from each other’s mistakes and successes.

Workshop 6

Digital Leadership.

In this presentation, we will shed light on what digital leadership and digital transformation processes mean for a museum:

Which aspects of digitalization are essential for museums beyond the digital visualization of collections?
Where can we, as a museum, be pioneers, and where could we miss the boat? How important is a lean administration? Are there even disruptive digital technologies that could threaten the museum as a physical place of encounter?

After an introduction to digital leadership and possible applications of digital technology, we will discuss tried-and-tested “new” technologies (note the oxymoron!), opportunities, and risks.

Workshop 7

Immersive Museum Spaces.

Museums and exhibition centres are increasingly using immersive media and environments to engage with visitors emotionally.

This approach, inspired by the world of art, aims to provide visitors with a sensory experience of the subject matter. For instance, one of TMW’s permanent exhibitions features a “Future Simulator” that embodies this approach.

In this workshop, we would like to discuss its advantages, disadvantages, and potential applications.

» www.technischesmuseum.at/exhibition/climate_knowledge_action

Workshop 8

Digitisation, long-term archiving and the use of AI in audiovisual archives.

Due to the obsolescence of analogue carriers and the digitization of media production, audiovisual archives are undergoing a transformation towards digital archives. Against this backdrop, digital long-term archiving holds special significance, as these media can only be preserved in their digital form.

In this interactive workshop, we will introduce the fundamentals of AV archiving, from analogue media to digital long-term preservation, and explore the possibilities that AI can offer in handling audiovisual content.

Workshop Leaders: Marion Jaks, Stefan Kaltseis and Team Mediathek, TMW.

» www.mediathek.at

Workshop 9

Online workshops for people with dementia – (how) does it work?

This workshop aims to provide insights into successfully implementing interactive, dementia-sensitive online programs.

It will cover topics such as the necessary settings for successful interaction in the digital space, strategies to overcome barriers, and the benefits of online encounters for people with dementia. The Technisches Museum Wien’s experiences will be shared, and participants will be invited to discuss and develop visions for more cultural participation.

Workshop 10

Digital Literacy.

Digitisation not only means using digital tools but is also a central impulse in cultural mediation:

How does the digital black box work?
What impact do technical developments have on our society and the lives of our visitors?

In this workshop, we introduce museum-based (and digital) education programs for different ages/groups and use them as inspiration. The focus is on building bridges between (historical) objects, current social issues, and the needs of our audiences.

Workshop 11

Digital Dynamo: Navigating the Social Media Landscape. Opportunities and Challenges of Social Media and Digital Communication for Museums.

In this workshop, we’ll explore the challenges and opportunities that technology museums face in the digital age when utilizing social media and digital communication.

We’ll delve into best practices for generating AI-driven content, optimizing the networking of various digital channels, and developing strategies to engage audiences. Special attention will be given to the challenge of effectively leveraging social media for technology museums and how their approach differs from that of art museums.
Participants will engage in a practical task inspired by a highlight tour of the museum.

» tmw.qr1.at/social

Workshop 12

Women at Work.

“Women at Work. 150 Years of the Women’s Pavilion at the Vienna World Exhibition” is a multimedia web exhibition to discover, deepen, or tell a different story.
It was realized by Technisches Museum Wien in 2023 for the jubilee of the Vienna Expo in 1873. Around 1,000 archival documents, historical publications, and objects relating to the Vienna World’s Fair, women’s work, and education are made digitally accessible and open up new perspectives for gender studies and 19th-century working conditions for women and girls.

» forschung.tmw.at/exhibition/view/33988