MCN50

#MCN50 Voices: Dana Allen-Greil & Arielle Feldman

Dana Allen-Greil and Arielle Feldman were paired up for the #MCN50 Voices project, which invites members of the MCN community to interview each other about their careers and the field of museum technology as a whole. Being #musesocial gals, Dana and Arielle decided to conduct their interview live on Twitter–emojis, gifs, and all.   Here is…

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#MCN50 Voices: 10 Words and 2 Challenges from Holly Witchey & Angela Spinazzè

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 video conversation, experienced professionals Angela Spinazzè, Principal at ATSPIN Consulting & Holly Witchey, Principal at Relevant Museums Consulting, take us back to revisit their first projects of…

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MCN 50 – Today is Tomorrow

By Marla Misunas, MCN50 Co-Chair, Collections Information Manager, SFMOMA   The Museum Computer Network (MCN) got its start in 1967 when local New York museum directors met at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Spring of 1967, to explore ways of using technology newly developed by computer scientists such as Jack Heller at…

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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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#MCN50 Voices: Andrea Ledesma & Diana Folsom

Post by Andrea Ledesma   This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. From birthday parties to archive dives, and of course to the annual conference, there’s no shortage of opportunities to honor this landmark year. Today, we’re kicking off #MCN50 Voices. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices…

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#MCN50 – The MCN Archives

In fifty years, MCN has collected a lot of history. The principle repository for MCN’s records is the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) in downtown Washington DC. MCN records totaling nearly fifty boxes are spread across six record groups at SIA. These collections include everything from news articles and financial records to board minutes and conference…

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Join MCN’s New Mentorship Program and Celebrate #MCN50

  Mentoring is an important cornerstone of career advancement as it fosters professional growth and builds peer relationships among both mentors and mentees.  Whether you are new to the field or a senior museum professional, and you would like to engage in candid discussions about career aspirations, challenges, and concerns, we encourage you to complete this application before…

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