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Meet the Strategy SIG

Strategy is integral to the success of our projects and organizations. The Strategy SIG brings together change-makers to learn from one another’s experiences in developing and  implementing strategies. The Strategy SIG strategy Since the Strategy SIG is about strategy, we thought that we should have a … strategy. Like any good strategy, ours starts with our objectives which are…

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SIG Corner: Meet Information Technology!

[su_spacer] The IT Special Interest Group focuses on the nuts and bolts of everyday management of IT departments as well as emerging technologies, all while members help members by being a sounding board, giving advise, and sharing our experiences. Our group holds monthly online meetups, including a live intranet software demo in February. [su_spacer] In March we’ll host…

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The Museum Technology Charter

By Koven Smith The nature of how museums use technology and digital tools has changed significantly in the last ten years. Perhaps even more critically, the expectations of what museums should be able to produce using digital tools have increased significantly in the last decade. Given this, what is a museum of the 21st Century…

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The #MuseTech Water Cooler

If you have an update or announcement, an upcoming event or call for proposals, a new job, an important blog post or other museum technology content that you’d like to share in our monthly newsletter, submit it using the form below no later than the 10th of each month. Loading…  

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MCN statement on the government shutdown

MCN would like to express its support of our colleagues in the community who are experiencing hardship as a result of the government shutdown. Museums, libraries, parks, monuments, and other cultural heritage agencies funded by the United States’ federal government provide vital services and economic contributions. They enrich the lives of all Americans and strengthen…

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Elect SIG Chairs for 2019!

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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Volunteer and Join the MCN Community!

The end of year is a busy time for everyone, but it’s a particularly busy time at MCN this year! Between now and early January, MCN offers a number of volunteer and professional development opportunities whose deadlines for application are fast approaching. Apply today to shape MCN and its programs, take advantage of professional development…

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MCN’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, & Inclusion

  Post by MCN Board Member, Desi Gonzalez One of the things I’ve found to be special about the MCN community is that it’s made up of people who are genuinely interested in building inclusive museum technologies for diverse audiences. You can see this grassroots energy each year at the annual conference, where sessions titles…

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Announcing MCN 2019-2021 Strategic Plan: Achieving impact through inclusion, innovation, and community building

  Updated mission and vision statements, summer 2018 To grow the digital capacity of museum professionals by connecting them to ideas, information, opportunities, proven practices, and each other. A world in which all museums are empowered digitally to achieve their missions.   We’re pleased to announce MCN’s new three-year strategic plan (2019-2021), which was developed…

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2018 Call for MCN Board Directors: opens today through July 31, 2018!

We’re pleased to announce the 2018 call for candidates to be considered to serve on the Board of Directors of MCN. This year, MCN is looking to recruit four (4) Board members to replace those whose 3-year term will be ending in November. From left to right starting with back row: Darren Milligan, Greg Albers,…

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