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.
Photo Caption: Application to redesign Griphos, 1981

Reflecting on 2020, looking forward to 2021

2020 has been a trying year on so many fronts. As the year draws to an end, let’s take a moment to reflect on the profoundly disruptive impact that the pandemic has had on our lives, our communities and the museum sector. It’s equally important to acknowledge how each of us, in our own ways,…

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Meet the 2021 SIG Chairs!

Thank you for participating in the 2020 Annual SIG Chairs Elections! Join me in congratulating all of the SIG Chairs reelected for the 2021 term and in welcoming five newly elected Chairs who’ll be joining this amazing group of community leaders and volunteers to co-lead the SIGs this year: Rachael Winter Durant, Chelsea Shannon, Tristan…

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Elect your 2021 SIG chairs and co-chairs!

Each December, we ask the MCN community to elect chairs and co-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. SIGs are organized around specific topics of interest or niche practice areas that reflect the diversity of…

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2021 Mentorship Program

Since its inception in 2017, MCN’s Mentorship Program has offered well over 120 participants to date a structured and supportive environment for mentors and mentees to be uniquely paired with each other, develop a professional relationship over the course of about 10 months, guide mentees through career challenges, provide peer-to-peer support, while giving mentors the…

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Let’s hang out! Social Experiences for MCN 2020 Virtual

Like you, we’re counting down the days to MCN 2020 VIRTUAL. Many have shared their excitement about the program. Now, next to our wonderful lineup of speakers, we’re thrilled to announce the social events for this year’s conference.  As Conference Program Co-Chairs and members of the MCN community, we know that much of the value…

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#MuseSocial Top Picks for #MCN2020 VIRTUAL from the Social Media SIG

We’ve been hearing from what each Special Interest Group is looking forward to at #MCN2020 Virtual. This week’s preview comes from Emily Haight of the New York Historical Society and Jonathan Munar of Art21, co-chairs the Social Media SIG. Interested in registering for the conference AND joining a SIG? If you’re not a member yet,…

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MCN: Where Education and #MuseTech Meet!

The final post for the MCN Special Interest Group conference previews is from the Education and Interpretive Media SIG. This time has been particularly difficult for museum educators, but Devon Armstrong and Melissa Mair share what they are looking forward to in the conference as well as ways the community is supporting each other. Interested…

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We’re copyright nerds—here are the #MCN2020 VIRTUAL sessions we’re taking a close look at.

Next in our Special Interest Group conference previews is from the Intellectual Property Special Interest Group (IP SIG), a group for people interested in the intellectual property issues involved with technology and museums. The SIG is chaired by Margaret McKee of the Menil Collection in Houston and Evelin Heidel (aka Scann) of OpenGLAM. Interested in…

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Strategy SIG Top Picks for #MCN2020 VIRTUAL

The Strategy Special Interest Group is co-chaired by Tricia Robson and Douglas Hegley. In this post, Tricia shares about the SIG and what they are looking forward to in the conference. Interested in registering for the conference AND joining a SIG? If you’re not a member yet, you can take advantage of our special bundled…

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MCN New Board members: Meet Class of 2020!

I’m pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of MCN has just appointed Erin Canning, Andy Cummins, Claire Pillsbury, Lisa Schermerhorn, nikhil trivedi, and Don Youngberg to serve on the Board for a 3-year term effective this November. In addition, the Board appointed current board member Yvonne Lee to serve as Vice-President/President-Elect in 2021…

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