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Experiencing the MCN Experience

By MCN 2016 Scholar, Luc Desmarais (@MuseoLuc), Exhibits & Design Manager, Beaty Biodiversity Museum ( What a week! This was my first time at the MCN conference, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generous opportunity provided by the MCN Scholarship program. It was an honour to receive the scholarship, and very humbling to…

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Lights, Lights, Overstimulation

Guest post by MCN 2016 Scholar, Emily Haight – Digital Editorial Assistant at the National Museum of Women in the Arts As a scholarship recipient, presenter, and first-timer to MCN I didn’t know what to expect. What I experienced was four days of non-stop information overload. (It’s a good thing.) Here are a few of…

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Considering the Digital and Networked Future of Museums

Seph Rodney, a speaker at MCN2016 and a writer for hyperallergic, reviewed the New Orleans conference in a post called: Considering the Digital and Networked Future of Museums.

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Mapping the #MCN2016 Twitter conversation

Guest post by Andrea Ledesma   As someone who fancies herself a lurker on Twitter, I was a little intimidated heading into the MCN 2016. Would I be able to follow along? What exactly should I tweet? How fast would I need to type? Luckily, someone’s made a script for that. I tracked #MCN2016 using…

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#MCN2016 recaps, reactions, and responses

Last year we did a follow up blog post on the conference but instead of us trying to sum up the conference, we let you do that. We value our community here at MCN and love reading about your conference experiences. Over the last two weeks we’ve combed the #MCN2016 tag looking for posts but…

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Axiell-MCN 2016 “Market Trends” survey

MCN is pleased to announce that Axiell partnered with MCN as its 2016 “Market Trends sponsor”. This gives Axiell the opportunity to develop an annual survey, whose findings will add new market intelligence to our sector in the form of a free industry report that will be shared throughout MCN’s community and Axiell’s customers. Axiell is interested in knowing the…

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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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