Month: March 2017

“Other” Category Unpacked: #MCN2017 Call for Proposals

  As a candid and welcoming community, MCN has always championed innovative sessions that are willing to take risks. Last year through the “Other” Category in the Call for Proposals, the program co-chairs created the option for attendees to “propose something else” to present in New Orleans. We actively sought out, encouraged and cultivated potential…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – NMC Horizon Report 2016 Museum Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Museum Edition Friday, November 4, 2016 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Co-Presenter : Alex Freeman, Senior Director, Membership and Special Projects, New Media Consortium Session Leader : Nik Honeysett, Director and CEO, BPOC The NMC’s Horizon Report, created with input from many MCN members, has helped museums and universities set…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Focus on the Audience: Social Media Managers Talk Participatory Campaigns

Focus on the Audience: Social Media Managers Talk Participatory Campaigns Session Leader : Meagan Estep, Social Media Manager, National Gallery of Art Co-Presenter : Russell Dornan, Web Editor, Wellcome Collection Co-Presenter : Arielle Sherman, Assistant Manager, Digital Communications, Hammer Museum Co-Presenter : Sarah Waldorf, Media Producer, The J. Paul Getty Trust Co-Presenter : Amy Fox,…

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Cooking up the MCN 2017 Theme with 50+ Chefs in the Kitchen

  After days of virtual sharing, commiserating, wordsmithing, and voting, the MCN 2017 theme has arrived!   MCN 2017: Looking Back, Thinking Forward, Taking Action   Every year, MCN explores topics of relevance to museum practitioners working with, or affected by, digital media and technology. In 2017, MCN will focus on how museums can use…

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Support AAM’s Speak Up for Museums campaign

Like many of our peer organizations, we, at MCN (Museum Computer Network), were alarmed today to see the dramatic scale of the proposed cuts to federal funding of America’s arts and cultural organizations. While MCN isn’t formally an advocacy agency, our members represent a wide range of information professionals from hundreds of cultural sector institutions…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – How to write an MCN proposal

How to Write an MCN Proposal Friday, November 4, 2016 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Join the MCN Program Co-Chairs to find out how the conference program comes together. Speakers Speaker : Suse Cairns, Assistant Professor, George Washington University Speaker : Jennifer Foley, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Albright-Knox Art Gallery Speaker : Trish…

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MCN 50 – Today is Tomorrow

By Marla Misunas, MCN50 Co-Chair, Collections Information Manager, SFMOMA   The Museum Computer Network (MCN) got its start in 1967 when local New York museum directors met at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Spring of 1967, to explore ways of using technology newly developed by computer scientists such as Jack Heller at…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Not Just For Kids: Playful Experience for all Visitors

Not Just For Kids: Playful Experience for all Visitors Friday, November 4, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Session Leader : Blaire Moskowitz, Marketing Manager, Antenna International Co-Presenter : Christine Murray, Senior Content Designer, Antenna International Co-Presenter : Erica Gangsei, Head of Interpretive Media, SFMOMA Co-Presenter : Kellian Adams, Mastermind, Greendoor Labs Co-Presenter : Scott…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – The Digital Preservation of Babylon and VR Archives of At-Risk Heritage Sites

The digital preservation of Babylon and VR archives of at-risk heritage sites   Session Leader : Brinker Ferguson, PhD candidate, University of California Santa Cruz Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM   In the winter of 2009, a team of heritage professionals documented the site of Babylon using a variety of technologies…

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MCN 2016 Sessions – Examining the EDGE (Exhibit Design for GIrls Engagement) Data

    Examining the EDGE (Exhibit Design for GIrls Engagement) Data Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Session Leader : Miriam Langer, Professor of Media Arts, NMHU Co-Presenter : Toni Dancstep, Senior Researcher, Exploratorium The Exploratorium lead an NSF study to observe 1000 girls ages 8-13 engaging in hands-on science exhibits. This…

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