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2016 CALL FOR BOARD CANDIDATES

We’re pleased to announce the 2016 call for candidates to be considered for a seat on the Board of Directors of MCN. This year, MCN is looking to recruit five (5) Board members to replace those whose term will be ending in November.   WHY SERVE ON THE MCN BOARD OF DIRECTORS? MCN is a…

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery appoints new Director of Education & Community Engagement

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced that Dr. Jennifer Foley has been appointed to the position of Director of Education and Community Engagement. Dr. Foley brings a wealth of experience to the museum, having served in a number of key roles at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, and the…

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How museums learned to stop worrying and love the digital world

“How about a selfie with the Oracle of Delphi? Museums are targeting new audiences by embracing all forms of digital media.” This article in the Star Tribune by Kirstin Tillotson quotes MCN Past President Douglas Hegley and highlights the work of current MCN Board member, Jane Alexander and MCN President Loic Tallon. Leave a comment below…

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AMA on Museums and Technology

Join past board member, Ed Rodley, past SIG Chair Emily Lytle-Painter and Michael Peter Edson for a Reddit AMA on Museums and Technology. Click the image to view the archived conversation.

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Your new MCN Special Interest Group (SIG) Chairs and Vice Chairs

In December we held the very first SIG Chair elections. The voter turn out was impressive, which shows that our SIGs are an important part of the MCN community. Strong SIGs foster discussion and collaboration among colleagues and this is at the heart of what MCN does. Not part of a SIG? Want to be?…

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The Intersection between Social Innovation, Museums and Digital

Reflections on the MCN 2015 keynote speech by Haitham Eid, Assistant Professor/Interim Director, Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Southern University at New Orleans. I have just returned from Minneapolis after attending the MCN conference for the first time. It was a very rewarding experience and I had the chance to meet with some wonderful and intelligent…

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2015 Call for MCN Board Directors Candidates

NOTE: The deadline has passed. The Nominating Committee will review all applications the week of October 13, 2015 and prepare a slate of the top four candidates that it believes are best suited to serve the needs of MCN in the next 3 years. That slate will be then shared with the full Board of Directors…

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