History Museums Are Not Art Museums: Discuss! 11.18.2012 (11.00AM -- 12.30PM) Presenters: Sheila Brennan, Associate Director Public Projects, Center for History and New Media; Eric Johnson, Head of Outreach and Consulting, Scholars' Lab, University of Virginia; David Klevan, Education Manager for Technology and Distance Learning, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Sharon Leon, Director, Public Projects, Center for History and New Media; Barbara Matthews, Academic Director of the Deerfield Teachers' Center, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Type: Roundtable History museums outnumber other types of museums in the United States and yet most often the conversations in the museum technology world revolve around issues and case studies from art and science museums. Art and science museums are leading the way by exposing their collections and experimenting with new ways of interacting with the public across digital platforms. History museums, as a group, are behind, and face different challenges when presenting their collections and exhibitions. At this roundtable, we will discuss how history museums approach metadata, context, narrative, and inquiry with respect to their collections, their staff, and their visitors in order to suggest ways to invigorate their digital presence.