Guest Posts

More Than a Conference: A Place that Informs, Engages, and Inspires a Community

By. Castle Kim (@HelpingCastle) Doctoral Student, iSchool at Florida State University   One of my favorite artwork is Irises by Vincent van Gogh, displayed at J. Paul Getty Museum. What I love most about the painting is the story behind it. Van Gogh did not truly ‘complete’ the painting, for him the painting was a…

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Feeling Welcomed and Paying Interns: The MCN Experience

By Courtney Titus, Former Educational Technology Coordinator, Blaffer Art Museum   As I walked into my first MCN session as an MCN Scholar, I was reminded of the days when I started a new school. The same anxieties bubbled to the surface about being the new kid and feeling uncertain if I would fit in…

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#MCN50 Voices: Carolyn Royston & Annelisa Stephan on Having Better Conversations about Digital

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far. In this post—the last one before the conference—Annelisa Stephan and Carolyn Royston ask some key questions for their own careers and for the field. How do…

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#MCN50 Voices: Lisa Worley & Rob Stein

In continuing celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Museum Computer Network, Rob Stein and Lisa Worley spent some time by phone reconnecting and reminiscing about their own specific introductions to the museum technology field.     Lisa Worley is the Director of Material Culture at the Historic Ford Estates and Rob Stein is the…

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#MCN50 Voices: Chani Knight  & Ilaria D’Uva

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far.   In this conversation, Chani Knight, Manager of Individual Giving at the Nevada Museum, and Ilaria D’Uva, CEO of D’Uva srl, spoke about how they…

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#MCN50 Voices: Elizabeth Bollwerk & Torii Moré

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far. Elizabeth (Beth) Bollwerk (left) is the Archaeological Analyst, Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is on…

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#MCN50 Voices: Jason Alderman, interviewed by Scott Sayre

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far. This audio conversation is illustrated (and linked!) by Jason Alderman (left), who was interviewed by Scott Sayre. Jason talks about how he entered the museum…

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New #musetech Jobs in a Mixed Reality Future

By Zejun Cai   In the past few months, the MCN Job Description History team has hopped on a time machine and documented the shifting and persisting trends in #musetech jobs over the last 50 years. Tracing back to the days when people who run or visit a museum had never used an iPhone has…

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Sharing, Caring, and Hashtag Taxonomies: going beyond #MCN2017

Thanks to social media, following a conference from home if you can’t make it in person has never been easier. Over the years we’ve seen an incredible level of activity around MCN and we are well aware that the amount of content being shared can make it difficult for those tuning in from home. At…

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#MCN50 Voices: Johann Diedrick & Tina Shah

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far. Johann Diedrick, Senior Developer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Tina Shah, Senior Developer at The Art Institute of Chicago, decided to do their…

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