Published July 7, 2020


July 7 & 8, 2020

Art Galleries exist within a digital data ecosystem – are YOU tapping into your potential? 

Vast quantities of data are generated by galleries on a daily basis, including data associated with collections, retail, audiences, memberships, web and social media, traffic, demographics, and tourism.

Begin to unlock the potential of this information at this one-day Digital Data Mixer. Come together to learn from case study presentations by arts and culture data experts and explore practice, techniques, and opportunities through facilitated peer discussions.

“This is an important initiative being undertaken for public art galleries in Canada. It provides a timely opportunity to make the most of the diverse types of data that
public art galleries do not typically have the resources to engage with and
plan around.” – Simon Fraser University Galleries, Vancouver, BC

By visualizing the data that exists all around us, we will identify strategies that generate new audiences, attract returning visitors, increase retail opportunities, improve operations, manage collections, and increase donor and sponsor reach.

“Investigating new models, experimenting and prototyping new methods, related to how data can inform decision making is crucial to all museums now and into the future.” – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Brampton, ON


  • Dr. Amy Hetherington, Director – Surface Impression
  • Erin Canning, Digital Platform Administrator – Aga Khan Museum
  • Peter Pavement, Chief Executive Officer – Surface Impression
  • Shyam Oberoi, Chief Digital Officer – Royal Ontario Museum
  • Zahir Alibhai – Manager, Data Analytics – Oracle

GOG is proud to partner with data experts Surface Impression to present this workshop. Based in Toronto, ON and Brighton, UK, Surface Impression is a digital media development agency specializing in work for the cultural sector including museums, art galleries, archives, and other practitioners.

The GOG gratefully acknowledges the support of The Bata Shoe Museum (venue partner),

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.