MCN 2015

A collection of MCN2015 recaps!

Here is a list of recap blog posts and Storify stories from #MCN2015. Of course, we have our 2015 scholarship recipients blog posts but we wanted to make sure we collected as many of the conference recaps we could find. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ed Rodley: https://exhibitdev.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/mcn-2015-bottling-the-magic/ https://exhibitdev.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/mcn2015-recap-what-does-digital-mean-to-you/ Jennifer Foley MCN2015– Content and its discontents Jeffery Inscho…

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The Human Heart of a Technologist Conference

By Rachel Ropeik, Manager of Public Engagement, Guggenheim Museum   I’ve been wanting to attend an MCN conference for years now, and I was excited and grateful that the scholarship made it possible this year. I’m a museum educator who’s always been interested in how digital tools can impact visitors’ experiences in museums. I expected to…

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Not the conference you expect, but the conference you need.

By Tracey Berg-Fulton, Database Associate, Carnegie Museum of Art Collections As a first time MCN attendee, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m not entirely in the technology world, but I’ve got one leg in and so I was worried I’d be overwhelmed by talk of frameworks, blasted by acronyms, and completely unable to contribute to…

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So many great experiences, so much information, so many new friends!

by Mikkel Kirkedahl Nielsen, Curator at Sydvestjyske Museer / PhD Fellow Aalborg University (DK)   Having been aware of the existence of the Museum Computer Network for years, this year I applied for a scholarship and was very lucky to receive one! A great thank you to the MCN organizers for giving me such an opportunity! Somehow…

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Social Innovation meets Museums

By Jessica Suess, Digital Partnership Manager, Oxford University Museums As a lucky recipient of a MCN scholarship, I was able to attend this year’s Museums Computer Network conference in Minneapolis. It was a great opportunity to get new ideas and inspiration, both for my organization, and to share through my role on the Museums Computer Group UK committee….

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Sharing and learning among museum professionals

By Diana Marques, Doctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum Bio: Hi! I have a background in Biology and specialize in Visual Scientific Communication, working with technology, illustration and animation in a variety of scientific subjects and techniques, for museums, publishers and researchers. I’m a Smithsonian fellow pursuing a doctorate degree in Digital Media, focusing on the museum visitor…

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Brining our own humanity into the museum space

By Daniel Caulfield-Sriklad, Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Drexel Digital Museum, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University Connecting with like-minded professionals is one of the most valuable and enriching professional experiences. There are exciting movements with digital technology and the arts however; it is fundamental to share these movements so that we can progress in a conscious and…

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The Cherry on the Cake, No Wait, Spoon: A Taste from an MCN First-Timer

 By Laura Hoffman, Manager of K–12 Digital and Educator Initiatives, The Phillips Collection What’s it like being a first-timer at the MCN conference? It’s hard to fit into one post. Working within the digital sphere of museums for the past five years, I kept hearing more and more about the MCN community and its conference. As a scholarship recipient and a presenter, I wanted to…

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Co-Powering to Create Inclusive Museums

By Hana Maruyama, Multimedia Producer, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center   In museums, we talk about empowering and we talk about sharing the stories of communities of color, but we need to do more than that. If we were succeeding at sharing these stories, museum audiences and workers would not be overwhelmingly white and Michelle Obama would not have said…

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An archivist goes to a Museum Technology Conference…

By Lesley Parilla, Cataloger, Smithsonian Field Book Project   I’ve attended library and archive conferences, but found 2015 MCN conference in Minneapolis to be one the most relevant to my work I found in years. Why? Because the project on which I work blends library and archive techniques. It can be challenging to explain this blend of…

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