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2021 Mentorship Program

Since its inception in 2017, MCN’s Mentorship Program has offered well over 120 participants to date a structured and supportive environment for mentors and mentees to be uniquely paired with each other, develop a professional relationship over the course of about 10 months, guide mentees through career challenges, provide peer-to-peer support, while giving mentors the…

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Let’s hang out! Social Experiences for MCN 2020 Virtual

Like you, we’re counting down the days to MCN 2020 VIRTUAL. Many have shared their excitement about the program. Now, next to our wonderful lineup of speakers, we’re thrilled to announce the social events for this year’s conference.  As Conference Program Co-Chairs and members of the MCN community, we know that much of the value…

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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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MCN New Board members: Meet Class of 2020!

I’m pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of MCN has just appointed Erin Canning, Andy Cummins, Claire Pillsbury, Lisa Schermerhorn, nikhil trivedi, and Don Youngberg to serve on the Board for a 3-year term effective this November. In addition, the Board appointed current board member Yvonne Lee to serve as Vice-President/President-Elect in 2021…

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MCN 2020 VIRTUAL is LIVE!

MCN is here to connect you to ideas, opportunities, practices—and most importantly, to each other during this pivotal moment. Our sector is working through a series of immense crises. Members of our community are dealing with job loss and/or reduced wages. Some institutions continue to operate with a primarily remote workforce, while others are attempting…

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MCN receives transformational capacity building grant from Knight Foundation

I am delighted to announce that MCN (Museum Computer Network) has just received a 2-year, $211,000 capacity building grant from the Knight Foundation to respond to the evolving technology and digital needs of museum professionals as the sector moves through an unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Knight support will advance our mission to…

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2020 Call for Board Members

We’re pleased to announce the 2020 call for candidates to be considered for MCN’s  Board of Directors. MCN is looking to recruit four (4) board members to replace those whose 3-year term will be ending in November. WHY SERVE ON THE MCN BOARD OF DIRECTORS? Envisioning a world in which all museums are empowered digitally…

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