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Wednesday, February 8 • 1:35pm - 2:05pm
Open data for life: the importance of data stewardship in the cultural sector - Anne Torreggiani, The Audience Agency & China Williams, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew & Jane Crowe, ODI & Sarah Brown, Collections Trust UK

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Open data has expanded into all walks of life, from improving transport ecosystems to tackling the climate crisis around the world. In the cultural sector, open access to data published by and about the sector provides researchers, policymakers and the public with new data sets and insights from some of the most important institutions of our time.

This data has huge potential, and opening it up and combining it with open data about the institutions themselves can help to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society, and to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

This session will explore the importance of data stewardship in the cultural sector, and discuss what’s coming next for the sector.

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Jane Crowe

Data Institutions Programme Lead, Open Data Institute
Jane Crowe is Data Institutions Programme Lead at the Open Data Institute. The programme helps organisations, people and communities build new data institutions, and supports existing organisations to steward data on behalf of others more effectively.In her previous role at the Data... Read More →
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Sarah Brown

Deputy Director, Collections Trust
With over 15 years’ experience in the museum sector, Sarah leads Collections Trust’s programme of support for museums funded by Arts Council England (ACE); including outreach and training, collections management guidance and resources, and communications. In 2022 she led the sector... Read More →
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Anne Torreggiani

CEO, The Audience Agency
Anne is CEO of The Audience Agency, the UK charity for cultural participation and engagement. TAA is a specialist research organisation working with and for arts, museums and heritage organisations which campaigns for a more inclusive, people-centred approach informed and inspired... Read More →
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China Williams

Senior Research Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
My role focuses on ensuring that Kew staff comply with the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources, as well as the national laws of our partner countries. This involves supporting Kew staff preparing for overseas collecting trips, developing... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:35pm - 2:05pm GMT
St James, 4th Floor Queen Elizabeth II Centre