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Find Your People: Branding & Media Production

The Media Production and Branding Special Interest Group (SIG) is Chaired by Kelsey Cvach and Co-Chaired by Ryan Waggoner. In this blog post they share the new ways they’re organizing to create resources for the community. Read on to learn how you can get involved. You can also check out all of the recently announced…

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Apply to serve on MCN’s DEAI Advisory Board (2020-2021 term)

We are recruiting 6 to 10 individuals to serve on the second year of our Advisory Board dedicated to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. RESPONSIBILITY Governed by a Charter, MCN’s DEAI Advisory Board is a consultative body made up of community members tasked with representing and advocating for the interests of the MCN community on…

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Meet the 2020 SIG Chairs!

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Annual SIG Chairs Elections. Join me in congratulating each one of our SIG Chairs. Eric Longo, Executive Director Data & Insights SIG Chair: Katherine Nip, Manager, Digital Services at the Art Gallery of Ontario (newly elected) Katherine is a digital strategy professional with over 15 years in corporate,…

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Guest post: Insights from NEW INC’s Museum Technology Track

News from the larger musetch community. This month, we’re delighted to feature a guest post by NEW INC‘s Director Stephanie Pereira. NEW INC is the New Museum’s incubator for people working at the intersection of art, design and technology. We recruit about 100 members each year through an annual open call process, and through our…

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Elect your 2020 SIG Chairs!

Each December, we ask the MCN community to elect the 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 and Executive Director. SIGs are organized around specific topics of interest or niche practice areas that reflect the…

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Recaps and reflections on #MCN2019

  Every year, the conference comes and goes in what seems like a blur. Filled with thought-provoking sessions, fun evening events and hallway conversations with friends and colleagues, the conference is like drinking from a firehose of #musetech and #musesocial awesomeness. Sometimes, you need some time to process all of the amazing work you and…

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Meet the Educational and Interpretive Media SIG

Thanks to an ever-growing number of interactives, apps, and online platforms, museums can engage with their audiences in more ways than ever before. With so many tools available, staff often find themselves discussing the role technology plays in visitor learning: In what ways can technology help provide inclusive and accessible interpretation of the museum’s collections?…

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Meet Class of 2019: MCN’s new Board members!

Join me in congratulating Alexis Light, Yvonne Lee, David Nuñez and Mark Osterman who have just been appointed to serve as Directors on the Board of MCN for a 3-year term effective this November. The Board also appointed current board member Mitch Sava to serve as Vice-President in 2020 and succeed Matt Tarr as President…

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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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