Month: February 2017

Looking to the past, seeing the future: MCN 1968

This #MCN50 post brought to you by Charles Zange   A year after its founding, MCN hosted its first major conference: “A Conference on Computers and their Potential Applications in Museums.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the event, which was supported by a grant from IBM. Over three days in April, participants came together to…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – The Future of Museum Technology

The Future of Museum Technology Friday, November 4, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Session Leader : Chad Weinard, Independent Technologist + Strategist, Independent Co-Presenter : Jason Alderman, Experience Designer, Cloud Chamber / Balboa Park Online Collaborative   What technology will we need in order to realize the human-centered museum? The shift in conversation toward…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Low Tech, High Touch: How to Use the Tools in Guests’ Pockets to Create Engaging Experiences

Low Tech, High Touch: How to Use the Tools in Guests’ Pockets to Create Engaging Experiences Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Session Leader : Dustin Growick, Audience Development Outreach Manager + Team Lead for Science, Museum Hack Despite a techie word in our name, Museum Hack is known for being “low…

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Leveraging Volunteers and Crowdsourcing for Digitization

This post is in partnership with Axiell, our MCN 2016 Market Trends sponsor and originally appeared here   This infographic identifies the current and future strategies of museums and archives using volunteers and crowdsourcing to support their digitisation plans. Over 100 Museums and Archives from around the world took part in research conducted by MCN…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Professional Forum: Making Digital and Data Literacy More Inclusive

  Professional Forum: Making Digital and Data Literacy More Inclusive Friday, November 4, 2016 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Session Leader : Elizabeth Bollwerk, Archaeological Analyst, DAACS/Thomas Jefferson Foundation Co-Presenter : Lesley Langa, CEO, NovaKultura Consulting, NovaKultura Consulting Co-Presenter : loreto alonzi, Senior Data Scientist, University of Virginia Co-Presenter : Eric Johnson, Head, Innovative Media…

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Snowstorms, Strategy and Making Membership Great (Again).

For the second year in a row, a small group of MCN board members–Carolyn Royston (President), Suse Anderson (VP/Pdt Elect), Bert Degenhart Drenth (Treasurer), Laura Mann (Strategic Partnerships chair), Elizabeth Bollwerk (Professional Development chair), Deborah Howes, and Nik Honeysett–joined me at the Newark Airport Hilton on a recent weekend for a strategic retreat. Holding a…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Human-Centered Community Engagement in a Digital World: Lessons from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museums History Unfolded Project

Human-Centered Community Engagement in a Digital World: Lessons from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded Project Friday, November 4, 2016 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Session Leader : Eric Schmalz, Citizen History Community Manager, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Crowdsourcing and citizen history projects are becoming increasingly popular. A growing number of museums…

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Welcome our new conference co-chair, Rob Weisberg!

Post by Program co-chair, Trish Oxford   Jennifer Foley and I are excited to announce that Rob Weisberg will be our newest Program Co-Chair for #MCN2017! This year, in addition to developing the conference theme, call for proposals, program structure, and creative events, the Program Committee will also ensure that MCN’s 50th anniversary gets recognized…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Making 3,000 collections accessible through Art UK

Making 3,000 collections accessible through Art UK Friday, November 4, 2016 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Session Leader : Cristiano Bianchi Launched on the 24th February 2016, Art UK is the new online home for art from every public collection in the United Kingdom. Art UK has worked in partnership with over 3,000 public collections…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – National Museum Website Visitor Motivation Survey: Findings and Applications

National Museum Website Visitor Motivation Survey: Findings and Applications Thursday, November 3, 2016 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Session Leader: Martin Spellerberg, Developer, Spellerberg Associates Speaker: Alli Burness, Experience Designer, ThinkPlace Speaker: Susan Edwards, Associate Director, Digital Content, The Hammer Museum Speaker: Jacques Haba, Digital Media Manager, Nasher Sculpture Center Speaker: Jonathan Munar, Director of…

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