SIGs (Special Interest Groups)

Social Media SIG shares a number of ways to collaborate

By Jonathan Munar and Emily Haight, Social Media SIG Co-Chairs Like many of our colleagues from all corners of our institutions, the power of community has helped social media professionals remain motivated and inspired—always, and especially during these times. Despite the increased dependence on our professions (and the extra hours to match), we remain strong…

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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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Find Your People: Branding & Media Production

The Media Production and Branding Special Interest Group (SIG) is Chaired by Kelsey Cvach and Co-Chaired by Ryan Waggoner. In this blog post they share the new ways they’re organizing to create resources for the community. Read on to learn how you can get involved. You can also check out all of the recently announced…

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Meet the 2020 SIG Chairs!

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Annual SIG Chairs Elections. Join me in congratulating each one of our SIG Chairs. Eric Longo, Executive Director Data & Insights SIG Chair: Katherine Nip, Manager, Digital Services at the Art Gallery of Ontario (newly elected) Katherine is a digital strategy professional with over 15 years in corporate,…

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Elect your 2020 SIG Chairs!

Each December, we ask the MCN community to elect the Chairs of our Special Interest Groups. SIGs, as we call them, are volunteer-led MCN members’ communities of practice that operate under the oversight of the MCN board and Executive Director. SIGs are organized around specific topics of interest or niche practice areas that reflect the…

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Meet the Educational and Interpretive Media SIG

Thanks to an ever-growing number of interactives, apps, and online platforms, museums can engage with their audiences in more ways than ever before. With so many tools available, staff often find themselves discussing the role technology plays in visitor learning: In what ways can technology help provide inclusive and accessible interpretation of the museum’s collections?…

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Meet the Human Centered Design SIG

Human-centered design (HCD) is a process for understanding problems and creating solutions that meet real people’s needs. It emphasizes research and ideation, and can be applied to any type of product, service, or experience, inside and outside museums.    The HCD SIG is a network for anyone who wants to learn about using human-centered design…

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Meet the Digital Asset Management SIG

  Photos, videos, audio files! Every museum produces thousands of them – documenting collections, capturing events and exhibitions, marketing the work of the institution. Digital Asset Managers are here to organize, preserve and make accessible all of these priceless assets for research and reuse.  Our SIG supports knowledge sharing, strategy and best practices for DAMS…

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Meet the Digital Imaging SIG

  Even if you’re not familiar with institutional digitization programs, book scanners, rapid imaging or FADGI standards, chances are you’ve seen the result of these ideas and by extension, the work of members of the Digital Imaging SIG. Images are the face of museums in the public sphere, from bus and transit ads, to instagram…

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Meet the Social Media SIG

Greetings from the Social Media SIG. If you’ve ever engaged with a cultural institution on social media, then it’s highly likely that you have encountered the work of our SIG members. We are a group of museum professionals—representing areas such as marketing, communications, and education—who use social media as way to communicate, educate, and engage…

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