SIGs

March 2021 SIG Corner: IIIF SIG.

Meet Tristan Roddis, co-chair of the IIIF SIG. Hello! My name is Tristan, and I’m a huge fan of both MCN and IIIF, an acronym for International Image Interoperability Framework. I’ve both attended, and presented at, the MCN conference six times since my first one in 2011 and always love the interchange of ideas that…

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February 2021 SIG Corner: IT SIG.

Meet Janice Craddock, Chair of the Information Technology SIG. I started at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art the year Windows 1.0 was released. Yes, that is 1.0! What an adventure it has been to be a part of the technology as it has grown over the years! Hi, this is Janice Craddock, chair…

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January 2021 SIG Corner: Update from the Media Production and Branding SIG.

Our first SIG Corner post of 2021 is authored by Ryan Waggoner, co-chair of MCN’s Media Production and Branding SIG. SIGs are MCN members’ communities of practice organized around specific topics of interest or niche practice areas. Learn more and join a SIG today! So far January 2021 is feeling a lot like most of…

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Meet the 2021 SIG Chairs!

Thank you for participating in the 2020 Annual SIG Chairs Elections! Join me in congratulating all of the SIG Chairs reelected for the 2021 term and in welcoming five newly elected Chairs who’ll be joining this amazing group of community leaders and volunteers to co-lead the SIGs this year: Rachael Winter Durant, Chelsea Shannon, Tristan…

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Elect your 2021 SIG chairs and co-chairs!

Each December, we ask the MCN community to elect chairs and co-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. SIGs are organized around specific topics of interest or niche practice areas that reflect the diversity of…

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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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We’re copyright nerds—here are the #MCN2020 VIRTUAL sessions we’re taking a close look at.

Next in our Special Interest Group conference previews is from the Intellectual Property Special Interest Group (IP SIG), a group for people interested in the intellectual property issues involved with technology and museums. The SIG is chaired by Margaret McKee of the Menil Collection in Houston and Evelin Heidel (aka Scann) of OpenGLAM. Interested in…

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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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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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