MCN50

#MCN50 Voices: Suzanne Quigley & Bill Weinstein

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 interview, Suzanne Quigley and Bill Weinstein discuss fortuitous paths into museum technology work, early collection digitization and that time that everyone shook Bill…

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#MCN50 Voices: Eleanor E. Fink & Dara Lohnes-Davies

In this instalment of our MCN50 Voice project, Dara Lohnes-Davies, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Collections Manager interviews Eleanor E. Fink, past MCN Board Member and collections database pioneer.   Eleanor E. Fink has held senior positions at the Smithsonian, J. Paul Getty Trust, and World Bank. She is one of the founding directors of the…

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#MCN50 Voices – Brad Dunn & Gavin Mallory

    Brad Dunn, Web and Digital Communications Director, Field Museum (@badunn) and Gavin Mallory, Production Director at Cogapp (@Gavin_Mallory ) met for the first time doing this interview. They found common ground on doing meaningful work; where museums should be taking digital; their career paths, beer, and Patrick Stewart. Background and Current Job Brad:…

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#MCN50 Voices – Blaire Moskowitz & Matt Morgan

   Matt Morgan, President, Concrete Computing and Blaire Moskowitz, the Digital Interpretive Specialist at the New York Botanical Garden and a PhD Candidate in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester share their career paths, the ideal skills for success in the field, and the state of the museum technology field. WHAT JOB DID YOU…

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#MCN50 Voices: Diane Zorich & Richard Rinehart

Our latest instalment of MCN50 Voices pairs two past MCN presidents, Diane Zorich and Richard Rinehart. They each talk about the role of MCN in their early careers, and discuss the history of museums, current challenges in the field, and imagine what a museum they would design would look like. Diane is Director of the…

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#MCN50 Voices: Seema Rao interviews Sam Quigley

D. Samuel Quigley, Director, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and former President of MCN, shares his memories of conferences past and the museum technology today with Seema Rao, Principal, Brilliant Idea Studio. Sam started his career at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and became curator of musical instruments and associate curator of European decorative…

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#MCN50 Voices: Trilce Navarette & Bert Degenhart Drenth

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. Trilce Navarette, an Amsterdam-based digital heritage researcher, and Bert Degenhart Drenth, Chief Technical Officer of the Axiell Group, interviewed each other for this post and…

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#MCN50 Voices: Elissa Frankle & Max Evjen

In this instalment of the MCN50 Voices series, Elissa Frankle and Max Evjen discuss what how they rely on others, work/life balance, being a “cheptic,” and of course, karaoke. Max and Elissa met through the greater Twitter/conference conglomerate that is Museums and the Web and both have jobs that are multifaceted.         …

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#MCN50 Voices: Koven Smith and Liz Filardi

Koven Smith and Liz Filardi discuss innovation at museums large and small        Koven J. Smith is the Director of Digital Adaptation at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin. Prior to the Blanton, Koven served in various digital roles at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Denver Art…

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#MCN50 Voices: A Conversation with Lanae Spruce and Ravon Ruffin

A Conversation with Lanae and Ravon on Creating Intentional Spaces in Museums Ravon Ruffin​ is a D.C.-based museum consultant and creative. She received her M.A. in American Studies/Museums & Material Culture from the George Washington University, and B.S. in Anthropology from VCU. Urban sustainability, digital culture and Black Feminist discourse are the lenses through which…

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