The Royal Museum of Mariemont is part of the DOORS - Digital Incubator of Museums network. (DOORS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036071).
The project - Customised Expert Coaching for the Digital Transition of the Royal Museum of Mariemont - intends to map out digital strategy options, setting off with a digital audit built upon internal reports, consultations with experts as well as visitor feedback. Following this learning stage, the museum will work on making the existing 3D scans of collection pieces compatible with a selected viewing tool for a more effective and user-friendly interaction with the artefacts. The goal is to create a new visitor experience allowing the manipulation of objects directly from a touch terminal and ease online access for researchers worldwide.
The DOORS project (in its first phase) allowed our Museum to meet with some forty other European institutions facing the same challenges in terms of digital integration as we do. It allowed us to share the digital vision of each of them and to better understand the challenges and realistic expectations of our respective institutions. The discovery of interesting providers and advanced digital techniques also opened our eyes to the possibilities that digital technology offers us, and what could work for the Museum in the future. In short, we benefited from a rich program spread out over a few weeks that allows us to make a leap forward in the internal reflection with our colleagues - IT manager, Royal Museum of Mariemont.