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Kom je ook? 1

The best examples of web2.0 in cultural heritage, art & culture

A Myspace or Hyves for your organization? Twitter in your museum? Flickr to extend your collection? 'Kom je ook?' showed you the most inspiring web2.0 examples.

A symposium for cultural heritage institutions, theatres and museums to get a bigger and more involved crowd.

'Kom je ook?' was a day with inspiring international experts, successful Dutch web2.0 cases and a competition. Mediamatic and Stichting DOEN encouraged participants to pitch their own new web2.0 ideas.

It was completely sold out with more than 260 participants, and according to the positive responses Kom Je Ook was a big succes. How 'bout next year!

Read more about the DOEN Pitch.

Web2.0 in cultural heritage, art & culture

Web2.0 are interactive web applications that improve the communication, participation and cooperation with the audience. The use of web2.0 techniques (such as wiki's, blogs, Flickr, Facebook and many other tools) has a huge potential for the cultural heritage, art & cultural sector. But what are the smart ways to use these great possibilities? How do you reach a bigger and more diverse audience? And how do you involve these people?

During the symposium 'Kom je ook?' inspiring (inter-)national specialists showed the participants the best practices. They were inspired to think about web2.0 for their own organization.

DOEN Pitch

Mediamatic and the DOEN Foundation invited cultural organizations to pitch their own new web2.0 during the symposium. The best three plans would win a DOEN Clinic. This was a one day workshop, held later in the year. In one day the participants were guided by experts to develop their ideas into a project concept.


Click here for the complete programm (in Dutch)

Morning session

- Lecture by Nina Simon (Principal of Museum 2.0, Santa Cruz, USA) on reaching a new generation of culture users
- Lecture by Mike Ellis (Electronic Museum, UK) demonstrating the benefits of making data available to 3rd parties
- two Dutch experts presented successful web2.0 examples


- DOEN Eat & Think, 5 working groups for those who had Pitched to discuss their plan with (inter-)national experts


- lecture by Shelley Bernstein (Brooklyn Museum) on the finding and mobilizing amateur experts
- DOEN Pitch, participants had to pitch their idea in two minutes and had a chance to win a free DOEN Clinic!
- 10 things I love about you, interactive presentation by Mediamatic about the advantages of web2.0
- DOEN Clinic winners
- drinks and social networking time!

Practical Information

The language of the conference was mainly in English

for whom?

'Kom je ook?' is intended for directors, marketeers, conservators, communication and educational staff of the cultural heritage, art and cultural sector.

Two for the price of one

The symposium costs were 120 euro per person (including lunch, drinks and VAT). If you had taken a sceptical colleague from your organization, the second ticket is free! And if you took a third (fourth, fifth...) person from the same organizations they had to pay 60 euro each.


'Kom je ook?' took place on 14 November 2008 from 09.30 to 17.30 hrs. in the Openbare Bibliotheek (Municipal Library) of Amsterdam, the OBA, on the Oosterdokskade 143.


'Kom je ook?' was initiated and organized by Mediamatic in cooperation with Stichting DOEN. Mediamatic is a cultural organization working on the edge of new media, art, culture and society. Mediamatic Lab develops social networks and communities on internet. Stichting DOEN supports initiatives for Sustainable Development, Culture, Welfare and Social Cohesion. DOEN is interested in new means to increase participation of people in culture and cultural heritage.

Thanks to ...

'Kom je ook?' was made possible by the Mondriaan Foundation, the muniscipal Library of Amsterdam (OBA) and Stichting DOEN.