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Portrait of Antje Schmidt

Antje Schmidt

Network Association Member
Head of Digital Strategy Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg Germany, DE Cultural Heritage

Dr Antje Schmidt is Head of Digital Strategy at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G).
In her work she focuses on how to make the holdings of museums more reusable and relevant while diversifying access to and perspectives on museum’s digital collections. In 2015 with the launch of the first collection online she established an open access policy at the MK&G - the first one in a German art museum. In her current role she is acting as a catalyst for the digital transformation of the MK&G and together with her colleagues aims at establishing a sustainable digital museum practice and finding new ways of working together — with communities, within the organisations, with interdisciplinary teams and across museums.
Antje has been trained as an art historian and has been a lecturer on digital strategy and museum practice at the universities of Hamburg, Freiburg and Krems (AUT)