SIGs

July 2021 SIG Corner: Digital Imaging SIG

By Christopher Ciccone, Collections Photographer & Digital Asset Manager at the North Carolina Museum of Art and chair of the Digital Imaging SIG. Twitter: @musepix I’m often asked about my work in Cultural Heritage (CH) imaging, and while sometimes I answer that I take pictures of pictures, I usually talk about the fact that the…

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June 2021 SIG Corner: Social Media SIG

By Emily Haight, Social Media Manager at New-York Historical Society (@em_dash_h8 on Twitter) & Jonathan Munar, Director of Digital Media and Strategy at Art21 (@jonnymoon on Twitter) For social media managers who are overtaxed more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we, your loyal Social Media SIG chairs, have pulled together a few resources…

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May 2021 SIG Corner: Data & Insights SIG.

By Chris Unitt, Founder of One Further and co-chair of the Data & Insights SIG. It’s been a busy time in the world of museum data and insights, with changes happening on lots of different fronts. Here’s an overview of what’s been going on. We all know that pandemic-related closures accelerated the trend towards digital…

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April 2021 SIG Corner: Strategy SIG.

By Tricia Robson, Senior Project Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Susan Wigodner, Manager of Integrated Media at the Obama Foundation – Strategy SIG Co-chairs. Much has been said about the seismic shift brought on by the pandemic for museums—and ultimately our world. We quickly adapted to new ways of working, connecting with…

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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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