Eric Longo

Eric Longo serves as Executive Director for MCN. Trained as a lawyer, Eric held various roles in media, publishing, and advertising before joining the museum sector 20 years ago. He's taught at Johns Hopkins, Fordham and NYU.

MCN 2020 VIRTUAL is LIVE!

MCN is here to connect you to ideas, opportunities, practices—and most importantly, to each other during this pivotal moment. Our sector is working through a series of immense crises. Members of our community are dealing with job loss and/or reduced wages. Some institutions continue to operate with a primarily remote workforce, while others are attempting…

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MCN receives transformational capacity building grant from Knight Foundation

I am delighted to announce that MCN (Museum Computer Network) has just received a 2-year, $211,000 capacity building grant from the Knight Foundation to respond to the evolving technology and digital needs of museum professionals as the sector moves through an unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Knight support will advance our mission to…

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2020 Call for Board Members

We’re pleased to announce the 2020 call for candidates to be considered for MCN’s  Board of Directors. MCN is looking to recruit four (4) board members to replace those whose 3-year term will be ending in November. WHY SERVE ON THE MCN BOARD OF DIRECTORS? Envisioning a world in which all museums are empowered digitally…

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A Refreshed Scholarship Program for #MCN2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MCN has decided to cancel the in-person conference in Baltimore this November. We will proceed with the 2020 annual conference in the fall in an extended virtual format. This caused us to rethink how we could best adapt MCN’s well-established Scholarship Program to align with a virtual conference model. I’m…

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Announcing the 2020 DEAI Advisory Board

Please join me in congratulating the latest cohorts of the MCN Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion advisory board members! This year marks the third iteration of the advisory board since its inception (see Charter). New members this year will serve a two-year term (ending December 2021) working on various initiatives and projects that further diversity…

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Apply to serve on MCN’s DEAI Advisory Board (2020-2021 term)

We are recruiting 6 to 10 individuals to serve on the second year of our Advisory Board dedicated to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. RESPONSIBILITY Governed by a Charter, MCN’s DEAI Advisory Board is a consultative body made up of community members tasked with representing and advocating for the interests of the MCN community on…

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Meet the 2020 SIG Chairs!

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Annual SIG Chairs Elections. Join me in congratulating each one of our SIG Chairs. Eric Longo, Executive Director Data & Insights SIG Chair: Katherine Nip, Manager, Digital Services at the Art Gallery of Ontario (newly elected) Katherine is a digital strategy professional with over 15 years in corporate,…

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Guest post: Insights from NEW INC’s Museum Technology Track

News from the larger musetch community. This month, we’re delighted to feature a guest post by NEW INC‘s Director Stephanie Pereira. NEW INC is the New Museum’s incubator for people working at the intersection of art, design and technology. We recruit about 100 members each year through an annual open call process, and through our…

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Elect your 2020 SIG Chairs!

Each December, we ask the MCN community to elect the Chairs of our Special Interest Groups. SIGs, as we call them, are volunteer-led MCN members’ communities of practice that operate under the oversight of the MCN board and Executive Director. SIGs are organized around specific topics of interest or niche practice areas that reflect the…

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Meet Class of 2019: MCN’s new Board members!

Join me in congratulating Alexis Light, Yvonne Lee, David Nuñez and Mark Osterman who have just been appointed to serve as Directors on the Board of MCN for a 3-year term effective this November. The Board also appointed current board member Mitch Sava to serve as Vice-President in 2020 and succeed Matt Tarr as President…

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