Strategy

Strategy SIG Webinar Roundup

By Tricia Robson, Chair, Strategy Special Interest Group The Strategy SIG is dedicated to big picture strategic topics that impact organizations and the museum sector at large—topics such as change leadership, strategic planning, leadership development, digital transformation, working methodologies, and more. As museums undergo great change and redefinition, the group seeks to focus on the…

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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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Heads up! Limited Early Bird tickets this year

This year we are changing our Early Bird ticket allotment to make it more predictable. Starting with MCN 2018, only a limited number of Early Bird tickets will be available. Predicting conference attendance is difficult and affects MCN’s ability to make reliable financial projections. One of the ways we believe we can have a better…

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How Might We: Some Questions We’re Asking for MCN 2018

With our Program Co-chairs in place, and our Program Committee filled, work on MCN 2018 has begun in earnest. In fact, one of our first steps began soon after MCN 2017 concluded in Pittsburgh: we took stock of the previous year’s conference by talking to the staff and community members who made it happen and…

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Support AAM’s Speak Up for Museums campaign

Like many of our peer organizations, we, at MCN (Museum Computer Network), were alarmed today to see the dramatic scale of the proposed cuts to federal funding of America’s arts and cultural organizations. While MCN isn’t formally an advocacy agency, our members represent a wide range of information professionals from hundreds of cultural sector institutions…

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Snowstorms, Strategy and Making Membership Great (Again).

For the second year in a row, a small group of MCN board members–Carolyn Royston (President), Suse Anderson (VP/Pdt Elect), Bert Degenhart Drenth (Treasurer), Laura Mann (Strategic Partnerships chair), Elizabeth Bollwerk (Professional Development chair), Deborah Howes, and Nik Honeysett–joined me at the Newark Airport Hilton on a recent weekend for a strategic retreat. Holding a…

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