Meet Eike Schmidt (Keynote Let’s Talk)
Meet Eike Schmidt
director of the Uffizi, one of our keynote speakers, for LET’S TALK ! reimagine the visitor journey:
“When museums around the world went dark last March, the team at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Its director, German art historian Eike Schmidt decided that if they could not bring people into their museum, he would bring the museum to the people.
“Now, he’s preparing to launch the “Uffizi Diffusi” program later this year to disperse art from its storage to dozens of venues all over Tuscany in a series of thematically arranged presentations. Schmidt and local mayors are even working to establish bicycle routes between the cities to connect venues, like the late Renaissance palace in Montelupo Fiorentino and an opulent former thermal bath in Livorno.” — Kate Brown, Europe Editor, artnet news