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The 8 Essential Things Museums are Providing Right Now

We’re all in unique little bubbles at the moment, learning how to navigate this continually shifting stay-at-home environment. It’s impacted different people in very different ways. But one thing has been consistent from day one—in spite of their doors closing, the museums of the world have stepped up to fill the void. It was stunning…

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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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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Check out this New York Times’ article published today that talks about how Pittsburgh had become a tech-hub for many tech firms.

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Looking to the past, seeing the future: MCN 1968

This #MCN50 post brought to you by Charles Zange   A year after its founding, MCN hosted its first major conference: “A Conference on Computers and their Potential Applications in Museums.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the event, which was supported by a grant from IBM. Over three days in April, participants came together to…

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Considering the Digital and Networked Future of Museums

Seph Rodney, a speaker at MCN2016 and a writer for hyperallergic, reviewed the New Orleans conference in a post called: Considering the Digital and Networked Future of Museums.

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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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Free use images in Museums

  “Often when people visit museums, they leave wishing they could see a certain piece of art every day. Yale University’s art museums are making that easier. Want Van Gogh’s “The Night Cafe,” owned by Yale University Art Gallery, as your desktop wallpaper? Download a high-res TIFF at artgallery.yale.edu. Want to post on your blog…

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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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Technology in Museums – Museums + Heritage Advisor

MCN Executive Director, Eric Longo quoted in the below article: “Digital technologies have radically transformed how we connect with each other, how we relate to the world, and how we conduct business,” says Longo. “We constantly use digital tools to perform daily tasks at home and at work. Not only do museums and cultural heritage…

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