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About MCN Sponsor Emails

Over the last few days, we’ve seen a couple of tweets about the number of MCN sponsor emails landing in your inbox. This might be a little surprising to those new to the conference, so I thought I’d try to clear things up a bit. Expanding strategic partnerships that include opportunities for sponsors is a…

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MCNPro: Digital Publication and the OSCI Toolkit

Join the MCN Information Technology SIG for our next MCNPro on October 11th at 2pm EST! The Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative has been an on-going program sponsored by the Getty Foundation for a decade. The IMA Lab has been a key partner in that program and as part of that, has designed and developed the…

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MCNPro: Brand Masters with Kim Mitchell

  Join our MCN Media Production and Branding Special Interest Group (SIG) for a new MCNPro: Brand Masters on September 21st at 2.15pm EST.   How do you manage the most valuable museum brand in the world on a daily basis? How this came to be? And what’s next? We’ll ask Kim Mitchell  the Chief Communications Officer…

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Meet MCN’s new board members

Congratulations to our 5 newly appointed board members! Judging from the number of applications received during the Call for Board Candidates in June, serving on the MCN board seems to be a coveted opportunity among members of our community: we received 30 applications in total (10 more than last year) for only 5 spots available…

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MCN Pro: Photogrammetry in Museums

  Join the MCN Digital Imaging special Interest Group (SIG) on August 22nd at 1pm EST for an update on a photogrammetry project presented at MCN 2015. Professors at the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin have developed software tools to enhance workflow efficiency and rendering quality of photogrammetric models created with AgiSoft PhotoScan. Photographers…

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MCN2016 registration update

The response to this year’s conference has been extraordinary, and so far, the number of registrations has exceeded even our most optimistic projections. It has however created a very acute capacity issue, which explains why some of you may have noticed when you registered that the Ignite reception is already sold out. We are in…

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MCN Pro: DAMs 101 for Small Museums

Kelly Carpenter, Digital Assets Manager at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, will chat with the MCN Small Museum SIG about her experiences implementing and working with a digital assets management program. She’ll discuss what a DAM system is (and what it isn’t), what you should think about when choosing a DAM system for your organization, and…

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Meet the #MCN2016 Scholars!

Each year, we are pleased to offer scholarships to 15 talented individuals from the cultural heritage sector to attend the annual MCN conference and join the MCN community. This year the Scholarship Committee received 88 strong applications from museum professionals located all over the US, UK, Europe, and Australia. As we do every year, the…

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MCN 2016 PREVIEW: ALL THAT JAZZ!

Every year, the MCN conference evolves in response to feedback from the community. This year, we dug into several years of MCN’s attendance data, and discovered that as many as 50% of attendees are new to the conference annually. Wow! This prompted us to rethink our assumptions about how knowledgeable attendees are when they arrive….

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The Ultimate Mixtape: Putting Together the #MCN2016 Program

This week, we sent out acceptances for the MCN 2016 conference program. Whew! The overall quality of proposals was exceptionally high this year and we are so excited about all the sessions we have lined up. That being said, due to the high number of proposals we received (nearly 300), we have unfortunately had to reject…

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2016 CALL FOR BOARD CANDIDATES

We’re pleased to announce the 2016 call for candidates to be considered for a seat on the Board of Directors of MCN. This year, MCN is looking to recruit five (5) Board members to replace those whose term will be ending in November.   WHY SERVE ON THE MCN BOARD OF DIRECTORS? MCN is a…

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Help spread the word about MCN 2016

Do you have access to a lunch room, student lounge, or community bulletin board? Then you can help us spread the word and widen the MCN community. This printable flyer includes all of the information you need to submit a proposal, apply for a scholarship, or volunteer with MCN. Pick one of two full-color designs,…

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