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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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Humanizing the Digital: Unproceedings from the MCN 2018 Conference

Post by Suse Anderson   MCN’s 2018 conference, Humanizing the Digital, explored how museums can use technology to foster human connection and dialogue, advance accessibility and inclusion, and champion inquiry and knowledge. After witnessing the presentations and rich conversations that arose from them, a group of practitioners came together to explore how best to capture…

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MCN 2019 Call for Proposals Submission Requirements

  The Call for Proposals for the MCN 2019 annual conference will be open April 1-30. Given the various (and often quite substantial) changes we’re making to the overall process and more specifically to some session types, we thought we’d share the submission requirements ahead of April 1 so you have some time to familiarize…

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March SIG Corner: Media Production & Branding

  The Media Production and Branding Special Interest Group supports museum professionals through discussions on methods for digital media production (video, audio, text, etc.) as a storytelling and audience engagement device to manifest an organization’s identity and mission. We also maintain a technical focus on production methodology as well as developing brand identity through creation…

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