Funding Models for Museum Tech Projects

Too often, funding models for museum projects are at odds with the adaptability, risk-taking, and agility required to support truly innovative, iterative technology initiatives. What's more, the emphasis of grant-makers on funding digital projects can undermine the ability of an organization to build and sustain long-term capacity. In this session, we'll look at a few real-life horror stories of mis-alignment between funding models and institutional objectives, hear in detail about three successful case studies that point the way toward alternative means of supporting innovation, and talk through a checklist for helping your tech and digital team work with development and funders to build and sustain capacity. Speakers Session Leader : Laura Mann, Principal, Frankly Green + Webb Co-Presenter : Douglas Hegley, Director of Media & Technology, Minneapolis Institute of Art Co-Presenter : Jane Alexander, Chief Information Officer, The Cleveland Museum of Art Speaker : Agnes Stauber, Director of Creative and Digital Media MCN 2016 Presenting Sponsor: Piction New Orleans, LA