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Meet the Human Centered Design SIG

Human-centered design (HCD) is a process for understanding problems and creating solutions that meet real people’s needs. It emphasizes research and ideation, and can be applied to any type of product, service, or experience, inside and outside museums.    The HCD SIG is a network for anyone who wants to learn about using human-centered design…

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Meet the Digital Asset Management SIG

  Photos, videos, audio files! Every museum produces thousands of them – documenting collections, capturing events and exhibitions, marketing the work of the institution. Digital Asset Managers are here to organize, preserve and make accessible all of these priceless assets for research and reuse.  Our SIG supports knowledge sharing, strategy and best practices for DAMS…

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Drumroll: the MCN 2019 program is live!

That’s right: after reviewing proposals and solving the puzzle that is the conference schedule, we’re thrilled to announce that the MCN 2019 program is now live: view program and schedule here. Congratulations to all our presenters. They bring a variety of themes, topics, and formats that will surely make for both an exciting conference and…

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Meet the Digital Imaging SIG

  Even if you’re not familiar with institutional digitization programs, book scanners, rapid imaging or FADGI standards, chances are you’ve seen the result of these ideas and by extension, the work of members of the Digital Imaging SIG. Images are the face of museums in the public sphere, from bus and transit ads, to instagram…

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Get ready for a great program in San Diego!

Hey MCNers! The 2019 annual conference program is complete! Andrea, Eric and I spent the first weekend of June in a dull meeting room at the Newark airport Hilton to build the program schedule for this year’s conference. The program will be available late June/early July. In the meantime, we wanted to share some behind-the-scenes…

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Join the MCN board in 2019!

  We’re pleased to announce the 2019 call for candidates to be considered to serve on the Board of Directors of MCN. 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…

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Well done on the 2019 submissions!

  The 2019 Call for Proposals was a success! You submitted over 150 proposals on a vast range of topics featuring a diverse pool of speakers that represent different perspectives and voices across the field. We felt encouraged to see how strongly you all responded to this year’s new session types: deep dives, field trips,…

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Meet the Social Media SIG

Greetings from the Social Media SIG. If you’ve ever engaged with a cultural institution on social media, then it’s highly likely that you have encountered the work of our SIG members. We are a group of museum professionals—representing areas such as marketing, communications, and education—who use social media as way to communicate, educate, and engage…

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Human Centered Design SIG Webinar

Planning a Usability Test: Three Case Studies – May 2nd at 3pm EST Join the Human Centered Design SIG and guest Kathi Kaiser of Centralis for a webinar on May 2nd. The best way to improve a product is to watch people use it, but planning a usability study can seem daunting. Museum professionals often…

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Meet the Strategy SIG

Strategy is integral to the success of our projects and organizations. The Strategy SIG brings together change-makers to learn from one another’s experiences in developing and  implementing strategies. The Strategy SIG strategy Since the Strategy SIG is about strategy, we thought that we should have a … strategy. Like any good strategy, ours starts with our objectives which are…

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