How can museums in the 21st century respond to social developments? And how can digital innovations play a role in this ambition?

In MuseumCamp we examine these questions in a two-day pressure cooker in which a group of passionate and talented professionals work, explore and present together.

MuseumCamp migrates between museums. The first edition was organized in 2016 at the Allard Pierson Museum, with interactive technology at its core. In the summer edition of 2018 we work and we will sleep-over at the Nemo Science center, with The Museum as Laboratorium as the central theme. In the autumn of 2018, a MuseumCamp will take place in the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe (Germany).

The focus is on a practical approach to contemporary museum issues (a 'maker mindset') in which participants learn by making and sharing their findings. This approach appeals to curiosity and gives ownership to those who are going to make / explore and guarantees an actionable perspective for the people involved. The acquired self-confidence offers great opportunities for implementation of new practices in the museum domain. 

MuseumCamp is organized by Allard Pierson Museum, Waag and other museums. For the organization of a financial contribution has been granted by the Mondriaan Fund.

MuseumCamp is partly inspired by the annual MuseumCamp that is run by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

Project duration

24 Apr 2018 - 1 Jan 2020





  • Allard Pierson Museum
  • NEMO Science Museum
  • Badisches Landesmuseum