20.12.2017 by Hester Gersonius
Keywords: interview, Liechtenstein National Museum, Rainer Vollkommer, recap, Steering Group Meeting, video
From the 20th until the 24th of November, smARTplaces partners from all over Europe got together for the semi-annual Steering Group Meeting. The fourth edition was hosted by the Liechtenstein National Museum, which houses a permanent exhibition focusing on the history, culture and landscape of the Principality of Liechtenstein and also hosts special exhibitions. Visitors to the three main buildings will find 42 exhibit rooms spread across almost 2.000 square meters.
The Steering Group Meeting is not only a great opportunity to meet partners face-to-face, but it also includes meetings and workshops on various topics. Change management for example, as we are coming to understand how each institution works and wat change is needed. Also, activities have been taking place and we discover more and more the complexity of each institution as well as the inner logic of each one. This is very helpful in developing sustainable concepts of audience engagement to test and implement in each institution. In setting up a digital engagement strategy for smARTplaces it has become apparent that there are differences in how each partner handles their content and community management, which for sure will be a topic at the next Steering Group Meeting in Oulu, Finland. And last but not least, we took some time to look to the new smARTplaces app as well.
In between presentations, dinners and museum tours we managed to sneak in time for a interview with Rainer Vollkommer, right next to the animals of the mountains. The director of the Liechtenstein National Museum was a perfect host as we navigated sunny Vaduz. If you plan to visit Liechtenstein, he has a tip for you as well: “You will be surprised by the possibilities we have. I think the most important thing is to take your time. Don’t come for just one day, but try to come for two or three days and you will be very happy, discovering this relaxed country.”