Houses of smART

Bringing arts and culture to life

We keep culture alive

During the last two years cultural institutions faced many challenges and had to close their doors for a long time. Yet this difficult experience made us realize once more what an important part of our community and cultural identity they are. To keep culture alive and enable a safe return of visitors to museums, operas and theatres, Siemens supports these institutions with its smart infrastructure technologies. Our solutions do not only make cultural buildings safer, but also better and more sustainable.

Video series

With our video series Houses of smART, we want to give an insight into how we are connected to cultural institutions and support them, both with our technology and as partners – thus, ensuring access to arts and culture for all parts of society.


Every house is unique in its smart infrastructure requirements as well as the type of partnership we have with it. Our support stretches beyond providing technology, as we collaborate on creative projects and help bringing the arts and business together. Besides, in times of digitalization and change our goal is also to help them advance in their digital transformation.

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.



Video Series "Houses of smART"

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