MCN Scholars to Share Their Conference Experiences

Each year, MCN offers scholarships to qualified applicants from the cultural sector to attend the annual conference. The scholarship includes free registration and hotel stay for the duration of the conference, participation in a free workshop, and a stipend to defray travel costs. Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and provide the recipients with valuable career-building and networking experiences.

This year we received over 130 applications from over 35 U.S. states and 13 countries, making it extremely difficult to narrow down to just 15 awardees. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to assist MCN in sharing their conference experiences with the wider cultural sector by capturing important ideas and themes that they see develop during sessions and events. Stay tuned for blog posts and #MCN2015 tweets for insights from this year’s scholarship recipients:

Tracey Berg-Fulton, Database Associate, Carnegie Museum of Art Collections

Daniel Caulfield-Sriklad, Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University

Laura Hoffman, Manager of Digital Engagement, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Mikkel Kirkedahl Nielsen, Curator, Sydvestjyske Museer Museumsinspektør

Nicole Lovenjak, Library Practicum, Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, The Banff Centre

Samip Mallick, Executive Director, SAADA

Diana Marques, Digital Media PhD Candidate & Doctoral Fellow, College of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal &
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Hana Maruyama, Multimedia Producer, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Lesley Parilla, Field Book Project cataloger, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Phillippa Pitts, Associate Educator for Gallery Learning, Portland Museum of Art

Rachel Ropeik, Manager of Public Engagement / Teacher Services Coordinator,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Brooklyn Museum

Cristina Salvador, Collections Manager, Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG)

Jessica Suess, Digital Partnership Officer, Oxford University Museums (UK)

Jocelyn Wehr, Digitization Services Coordinator, University of Kansas

Shari Winard, Social Media Coordinator, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum