This year has proven to be a great challengeAnd cultural institutions were hit particularly hard. Yet this difficult experience made us realize once more what an important part of our community and cultural identity they are. We are very proud to be part of that and want to continue our support in making arts and culture accessible for all parts of society.
Webcast: Houses of smART - what kind of infrastructure does culture need?
We invited renowned representatives of the cultural scene and discussed with them the following topics:
- Culture in times of change
- Creative solutions for the cultural landscape of the future
- The role of technology in cultural buildings
Matthias Rebellius, MBM Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, gave a keynote to introduce the topic.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Frucht, Head of Culture and Sponsoring Siemens AG
Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger, President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
Minister Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister for Culture and Science of North-Rhine Westphalia
Anna Weber, General Manager, Artistic and Operations at Carnegie Hall
Florian Wiegand, Director of Concerts at the Salzburg Festival
Sarah Tietze-Kamya, Communications Siemens AG
We keep culture aliveNot only in the literal sense, by offering smart infrastructure solutions to preserve museum objects and keep audiences safe during concerts, but also by offering our support as partners. This stretches beyond financial help, as we collaborate on creative projects and help bringing the arts and business together. In connecting emerging artists with established institutions, we forge new cultural networks and help making the arts more accessible to all parts of society.
With our video series Houses of smART, we want to give an insight into how we are connected to these prestigious cultural institutions, both with our technology and as partners. Every house is unique in its smart infrastructure requirements as well as the type of partnership we have with it.
Going forward, we want to continue being involved in creating perfect environments for culture and building local communities around it. We will keep making houses of art smart.