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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

In the blink of an eye, once-crowded museums sit empty. We’re preparing ourselves for social distancing and potential quarantine. This is the time for museum technology to step up and fill the void. The potential of online collections, virtual tours, and social media campaigns have always been there, but now the opportunity for impact is…

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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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Let’s kick off 2020! A Message from your Conference Program Co-Chairs

Written by Andrea Montiel de Shuman and Andrea Ledesma, MCN 2020 Conference Program Chairs After a lovely break, we’re kicking off the year by getting started with MCN 2020. Last year, we introduced a number of changes meant to enhance the conference experience. To all those who attended, presented, and sponsored: thank you! Your feedback…

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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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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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Meet the Educational and Interpretive Media SIG

Thanks to an ever-growing number of interactives, apps, and online platforms, museums can engage with their audiences in more ways than ever before. With so many tools available, staff often find themselves discussing the role technology plays in visitor learning: In what ways can technology help provide inclusive and accessible interpretation of the museum’s collections?…

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Meet the Human Centered Design SIG

Human-centered design (HCD) is a process for understanding problems and creating solutions that meet real people’s needs. It emphasizes research and ideation, and can be applied to any type of product, service, or experience, inside and outside museums.    The HCD SIG is a network for anyone who wants to learn about using human-centered design…

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Meet the Digital Asset Management SIG

  Photos, videos, audio files! Every museum produces thousands of them – documenting collections, capturing events and exhibitions, marketing the work of the institution. Digital Asset Managers are here to organize, preserve and make accessible all of these priceless assets for research and reuse.  Our SIG supports knowledge sharing, strategy and best practices for DAMS…

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Meet the Digital Imaging SIG

  Even if you’re not familiar with institutional digitization programs, book scanners, rapid imaging or FADGI standards, chances are you’ve seen the result of these ideas and by extension, the work of members of the Digital Imaging SIG. Images are the face of museums in the public sphere, from bus and transit ads, to instagram…

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Join the MCN board in 2019!

  We’re pleased to announce the 2019 call for candidates to be considered to serve on the Board of Directors of MCN. 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…

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