MCN 2020 Virtual

Let’s hang out! Social Experiences for MCN 2020 Virtual

Like you, we’re counting down the days to MCN 2020 VIRTUAL. Many have shared their excitement about the program. Now, next to our wonderful lineup of speakers, we’re thrilled to announce the social events for this year’s conference.  As Conference Program Co-Chairs and members of the MCN community, we know that much of the value…

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#MuseSocial Top Picks for #MCN2020 VIRTUAL from the Social Media SIG

We’ve been hearing from what each Special Interest Group is looking forward to at #MCN2020 Virtual. This week’s preview comes from Emily Haight of the New York Historical Society and Jonathan Munar of Art21, co-chairs the Social Media SIG. Interested in registering for the conference AND joining a SIG? If you’re not a member yet,…

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MCN: Where Education and #MuseTech Meet!

The final post for the MCN Special Interest Group conference previews is from the Education and Interpretive Media SIG. This time has been particularly difficult for museum educators, but Devon Armstrong and Melissa Mair share what they are looking forward to in the conference as well as ways the community is supporting each other. Interested…

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Strategy SIG Top Picks for #MCN2020 VIRTUAL

The Strategy Special Interest Group is co-chaired by Tricia Robson and Douglas Hegley. In this post, Tricia shares about the SIG and what they are looking forward to in the conference. Interested in registering for the conference AND joining a SIG? If you’re not a member yet, you can take advantage of our special bundled…

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MCN 2020 VIRTUAL is LIVE!

MCN is here to connect you to ideas, opportunities, practices—and most importantly, to each other during this pivotal moment. Our sector is working through a series of immense crises. Members of our community are dealing with job loss and/or reduced wages. Some institutions continue to operate with a primarily remote workforce, while others are attempting…

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The MCN Virtual Town Hall

In mid April, we held a Virtual Town Hall that gathered about 88 members of the MCN community to discuss the decision to take the 2020 annual conference virtual this November. MCN Board President Matt Tarr and Executive Director Eric Longo shared introductory thoughts. Conference Co-Chairs Andrea Montiel de Shuman, Andrea Ledesma, Mimosa Shah, and…

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A Refreshed Scholarship Program for #MCN2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MCN has decided to cancel the in-person conference in Baltimore this November. We will proceed with the 2020 annual conference in the fall in an extended virtual format. This caused us to rethink how we could best adapt MCN’s well-established Scholarship Program to align with a virtual conference model. I’m…

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A Befitting #MCN2020 Theme | Sustainability: Preserve/Progress

Written by Andrea Montiel de Shuman and Andrea Ledesma, MCN 2020 Conference Program Chairs, and Meredith Steinfels and Mimosa Shah, Co-Chairs.  “Sustainability.” The word evokes an array of thoughts and emotions, which vary greatly by your profession, location, or worldview. It can bring to mind the idea of maintaining the status quo, while in the…

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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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