MW19 Boston Conference, Volunteer Photographer Needed!

MW19 Boston is looking for a volunteer photographer to take 200 -300 digital pictures/day bases during the 5 days conference in April.  If you are interested in applying, please email me at hiroko@museweb.org   The volunteer photographer will be able to attend the events and sessions while taking the photos.

Deadline extended for MW17 scholarship and volunteer applications!

Would you like to come to MW17 in Cleveland, Ohio April 19-22 but need financial help to get there? Thanks to the generosity of its sponsors, MW is happy to offer scholarships, and volunteer positions are also available for those who are happy to exchange a day’s work for conference registration.

We’re extending the deadline for applications to Friday, 23 December 2016. As long as you get your application in by 11:59pm at the International Dateline, it will be considered!

Want to help bring more talented people to MW17? Spread the word about these opportunities, or contact us about supporting scholarships for international attendees.

Last call for nomination for MWXX GLAMi Awards

This year, MW is launching a new format for our very popular Best of the Web Awards (BOW) with a new focus aimed at representing all innovation happening in the cultural sector, much of which happens beyond the web.

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The Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums Innovation awards recognizes the best GLAM work in the sector. Projects are nominated by GLAM professionals from around the world and reviewed by a committee of peers.

Submissions are accepted through WednesdayMarch 16th.
To make your nomination complete the online form here.

How do the GLAMi Awards work? For more information click here.

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MWXX Exhibitor Deadlines approaching

Are you an MWXX exhibitor or sponsor? Remember that exhibitor descriptions, exhibitor program advertisements and exhibitor logos for website are due by 28th February.

You can find more information about exhibiting and advertising at the 20th Museums and the Web Conference here.

Exhibitor Briefing

Exhibitors have an opportunity to provide a one-hour briefing on how their products and services address the challenges faced by community, and to present new tools and projects of note. This briefing will be listed in the conference program.

Confirmed exhibitors should submit their briefing by February 28. Please make sure your payment for the booth has cleared before submitting your proposal. Since we have limited space in the program for Exhibitor Briefing, we cannot guarantee that all briefings will be accepted.

20/20: The most outstanding papers from 20 years of MW

20 Editors select top papers from 20 years of MW proceedings for an #MWXX anniversary e-book

Hindsight is 20/20, so they say – and the illumination of the backwards glance is even more evident when we review the evolution of technology and museum practice. As we approach our 20th year of Museum and the Web conferences, 20 guest editors have volunteered to select the papers from past proceedings that stand out to them in terms of impact in the year they were first published, and resonance today. As they work through the MW Bibliography, our editorial group will share their picks and thoughts in the comments section of this page.

Authors and others from the MW community are also invited to chime in. What would you select as the most important papers from 20 years of Museums and the Web for you? You’ll need an MW profile to contribute (free; if you’ve ever registered to attend and MW conference or contribute to the MW community forum, you can use those login credentials). We look forward to hearing from you!

Free Workshop Coupon for MWXX

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we are able to offer a number of free workshop coupons at Museums and the Web 2016 MWXX. Please place your order at:

http://mw2016.museumsandtheweb.com/registration/

and apply the following coupon when you check out:

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The offer is limited and will be honored on a first come first served basis until it expires. The coupon worth $175, will only be valid on your order if you check out and make payment for any balance. It is limited to one per registrant in conjunction with registration at the conference. Registration may be on a separate order but must be completed and paid for the coupon to be valid.

Scholarship and Volunteer applications are open for MW2016 LA Conference

A competitive scholarship, covering up to the full conference registration and a full day of workshops, will be awarded to a select number of applicants. In special cases some support may also be offered for travel costs. Scholarships are available for professionals working in museums in the developing world or in small museums throughout the world. Students are not eligible for scholarships.  Apply here.  Deadline: December 1.

Over the course of the conference, we are relying on volunteers to perform a variety of duties that are crucial to the success of the conference.  The full registration cost for the conference will be waived.  The volunteers work between 20-25 hours during the conference.  Apply to be part of the conference volunteer team here.  Deadline: December 5.

MW2016 Book your room now to get a special discounted rate!

Our 20th Anniversary Annual Conference will be held at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles which is located in heart of downtown LA.  This 1923 beaux arts-inspired grande dame is a walking distance to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the newly opened Broad Museum, the LA public Library, Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Grand Park and 2 blocks from the Pershing Square rail station.  Book your room now to get a special discounted rate! Registration for the Conference will start on December 1st.

Visit us at our AAM – Ask the Expert Pavilion!

Museums and the Web is once again hosting a free “Ask the Tech Expert Pavilion – Drop in Clinic” At AAM. Please stop by to chat with our museum technology experts at Technology Innovations area inside the Expo (Booth # 753).  You can also sign up to win an iPad!

Need help determining the digital strategy?  Thinking about website upgrade?  Digital Asset Management?  Collection Management?  Need help with Customer Relationship Management, Social Media, & Marketing?  We’d love to hear about your next projects and ideas!

MW’s co-chairs Nancy Proctor and Rich Cherry will be as well as other museum technology leaders will be available to you on Monday and Tuesday at Booth # 753.  Dont see a time that works?  Email us at info@museumsandtheweb.com to see if we can schedule something for you.

 

 

Monday, April 27
12pm – 1:30pm Introducing the Access App: an opensource platform for museum accessibility –Nancy Proctor, Deputy Director of Digital Experience and Communications at Baltimore Museum of Art
12pm – 3pm IT strategy and infrastructure for museums – Rich Cherry, Deputy Director of Broad Art Foundation & The Broad
1:30pm – 3pm Grant writing for technology projects by Susan Chun, Chief Content Officer, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: drop-in clinic/workshop. Bring your ideas or proposals!
3pm – 4:30pm Tumblr Strategies by Richard Naples – Smithsonian Libraries (presented by AAM Media and Technology Program Network)
3pm – 4:30pm In-House Game Development by Susan Edwards – Hammer Museum and David Schaller – Independent developer (presented by AAM Media and Technology Program Network)
4:30-5:30pm “Open Content Drop-in Clinic: Ask your questions about open access images and more.” Rob Lancefield, Manager of Museum Information Services at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University.
Tuesday, April 28
10am – 12pm UX Prototype Design by Andrea Boyes, Axiell
10am – 12pm Digital and Mobile Strategy –Nancy Proctor, Deputy Director of Digital Experience and Communiations at Baltimore Museum of Art
10am – 11:30pm Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums by Neal Johnson – Independent Cultural Heritage Technologist (presented by AAM Media and Technology Program Network)
11:30am – 1pm “Social Media Drop-in Clinic: Stop by and tell us what ails your social media efforts.Abraham Ritchie, Social Media Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
1pm-2:30pm E-label technology: personalizing interpretation in galleries: briefing and update on latest work in the field by Susan Chun, Chief Content Officer, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
2:30pm – 4pm From Object to Access: Discussion on digitization, access and the technology to get there. by Kyle Jakbker, Director of IMA Lab @ Indianapolis Museum of Art
4pm – 5:30pm Web Crit – bring your website to be critiqued by one of our Web Crit Judges from our Conference! Bruce Wyman, USD Design, MACH Consulting
Wednesday, April 29
9am – 10:30am YouTube Strategies by Dixie Clough – Smithsonian Institution (presented by AAM Media and Technology Program Network)

 

Hotel discount rate for MW2015 expires March 5th

Museums and the Web 2015 (MW2015) will take place in Chicago, Illinois in the USA.  The conference will be held at the Palmer House Hilton from April 7th – April 11, 2015.

Museums and the Web has negotiated a special discount rate for attendees.

The Palmer House Hilton – Special Rate Available for MW Attendees:

  • Room Single Rate             $199.00
  • Double Rate                      $199.00
  • Triple Rate                        $219.00
  • Quad Rate                        $239.00

The price does not include the tax and fees.  To make a hotel reservation, please click here.  The cut off date for discounted reservations is March 5th, 2015.

Address: 17 East Monroe Street  Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-726-7500 / 877-865-5321

Parking at the Conference Hotel:

Self parking: $42.00 (Garage Parking)

Valet parking: $72.00 (Valet Parking)

*MW2015 does not validate

MW2015 Workshop Discount Coupon Availible

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we are able to offer a number of workshop coupons at MW2015.

Please place your order at: http://mw2015.museumsandtheweb.com/registration/ and apply the following coupon when you check out: d0fd-51f9-a3b1-b0af

The offer is limited and will be honored on a first come first served basis until it expires. The coupon worth $175, will only be valid on your order if you check out and make payment for any balance. It is limited to one per registrant in conjunction with full registration at the conference. Full registration may be on a separate order but must be completed and paid for the coupon to be valid.

Questions regarding registration? Email us at info@museumsandtheweb.com

MW2015 Volunteer Application open

Conference Volunteer Program:

Just like museums, Museums and the Web would not be possible without volunteers… so every year we recruit about 20-25 volunteers.  In return for about 25 hours of work volunteers receive a full registration for the conference (volunteers must, however, pay for any pre-conference workshops they wish to attend. Travel (hotel, expenses and flight costs) is not included).

Over the course of the conference volunteers perform a variety of duties that are crucial to the success of the conference.

The deadline is December 5, 2014. Apply here. For more information about volunteering or applying check here or contact Hiroko Kusano.

MW2015 Scholarship application open

Scholarship Program

Museums and the Web recognizes that many individuals who make significant contributions to digital practice would be unable to attend MW without some financial assistance. New and innovative accomplishments in technology for culture and heritage come from all kinds of organizations throughout the world. Competitive scholarships covering full conference registration and a full day of workshops will be awarded to selected applicants. In special cases, some support will also be offered for travel and lodging costs.

The deadline for submission is December 5, 2014. The review committee will review and select the awardees by December 15, 2014.  Apply here.

For more information about the Scholarship program and how to apply click here or contact Hiroko Kusano.

MW2014 Scholarships & Volunteering

Museums and the Web recognizes that many individuals who make significant contributions to digital practice would be unable to attend MW without some financial assistance. New and innovative accomplishments in technology for culture and heritage come from all kinds of organizations throughout the world. Competitive scholarships covering full conference registration and a full day of workshops will be awarded to selected applicants. In special cases, some support will also be offered for travel and lodging costs.
Museums rely on volunteers to accomplish their mission and so do we, but time is money as they say and for 20 hours of work during the 4 days of the conference we will waive conference registration.  Over the course of the conference, we are relying on you to perform a variety of duties that are crucial to the success of the conference. These tasks are: staffing the registration desk, greeting and helping attendees, greeting at the receptions, preparing the delegates’ packs, collecting surveys, other duties as required.
 

West meets East: Join the global network at Museums and the Web Asia in Hong Kong, December 8-12, 2013

Connecting museum innovators with leading-edge technology and digital practices from around the world.

Pre-conference Tours, Sunday December 8:

  1. Curation in the 21st Century: Walking tour of contemporary Asian art at the Asia Society, followed by gallery visits on Hong Kong Island.
  2. Transmedia and Immersive Experiences: Fotan Artist studios, Bruce Lee at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and immersive media at The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Center (bus tour).

Pre-conference Workshops, Monday December 9: Get $50 off your workshop! Discount code: c60d-1f23-383f-dd11

  1. Analyzing the Past, Designing the Future: From Multimedia via Hypermedia to the user as ‘virtual co-curator’ – Harald Kraemer, Switzerland
  2. Digital Production: developing, implementing and evaluating your digital project – Lynda Kelly, Australia
  3. Make Video Right Now – Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, United States
  4. Making it Pretty and Easy: Video for Museums on the Cheap – Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, USA
  5. Developing Digital Strategies – Michael Parry, Australia
  6. The How-to’s, Why-to’s, If-to’s, Where-to’s of Crowdfunding Museum Programs and Projects in Asia – Leonard Steinbach, USA
  7. Web Archiving Workshop – Lori Donovan, USA

Conference: December 10-12, 2013 

Program highlights include keynotes by Met CDO Sree Sreenivasan (read his recent NY Times interview: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/arts/artsspecial/so-many-stories-to-tell-for-mets-digital-chief.html?_r=1& ), the Google Art Project town hall, the Mobile Parade, the Curator as DJ, immersive trans-media experiences from Bruce Lee to the Cleveland Museum of Art, reception in the Hong Kong Maritime Museum’s new venue and the best in museum technology from social media and digital strategy to education, evaluation and professional training: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/program/

 

Registration: 

  • 4-night Registration Package: Full conference Registration plus 4 nights in the conference hotel (limited time offer): US$1600 code WA2013
  • 5-night Registration Package: Full conference Registration plus 5 nights in the conference hotel (limited time offer): US$1850 code MWA2013
  • Other rates (day registration; registration only) available online at http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/registration/; let us know if you need more nights in the Hotel.
  • Hong Kong Local? We have special discount for Locals.  Use this coupon code to get $100 off from registration!  e7e0-3cf8-8196-c9e5
  • Special rates end November 7, 2013.

Location: 

SHERATON HONG KONG HOTEL & TOWERS, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong http://www.starwoodhotels.com/

 

****Program Updates!****

1). Shao-Chun Wu from National Palace Museum of Taiwan and others will discuss the impact of the Google Art Project in museums: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/proposals/asia-art-museum-on-google-art-project-a-web-log-analysis-of-national-palace-museums-participation-in-google-art-project/

 

All attendees at MWA2013 are invited to contribute to the presentations and discussion in this session. Please let use know if you’d like to join the conversation: info@museumsandtheweb.com

 

2). Everyone’s favorite, the Mobile Parade, is offered on Tuesday, December 10 at 4:45pm – 6pm!

Short, fast presentations of mobile projects and research, followed by the opportunity to speak with presenters at length at their demonstration booths in the exhibit hall.

 

Full program details: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/program/

 

We look forward to meeting you, and thank you for bringing your experience and expertise to the global museum community in Hong Kong!

Special Museums and the Web Asia Room and Registration Package Deal (limited time)

Special Museums and the Web Asia Package Deal
With the help of our sponsors we have been able to create a package deal that covers registration and hotel and provides a discount.  So enjoy a great conference in Hong Kong and save a little money doing it.

We are only able to offer this deal until our sponsor funds run out.

(Both special packages exclude incidental charges such as room service and are good for a single occupancy in a Deluxe Room @ $1900 Hong Kong rate; Harbor View rooms are not included in these prices. Your 4 or 5 nights stay at the conference hotel must be between Dec 7th and December 13th, 2013. Includes complimentary in-room Internet access and the daily breakfast provided by the Hotel. You must make your reservation through the Conference Hotel’s reservation system. Registration for these packages excludes pre-conference tours and pre-conference workshops, which you can book separately on the Museums and the Web Asia 2013 website)

Three easy steps:

  1. Sign up for your special deal here.
  2. Make your hotel reservation
  3. When you check out from the hotel, your 4 or 5 nights room charges will be credited to your account by MW. You will be responsible for the remaining balance such as incidental charges and any additional stay at the hotel.

If you have any questions let me know at hkusano@museumsandtheweb.com

Hiroko
Museums and the Web
Conference Manager