Museums and the Web runs an annual conference in North America and Asia and occasional “deep dives” to sites of digital innovation in the field. Throughout the year, we steward Communities of Practice and conversations about the topics of greatest interest and advanced research in the field documented on the Wiki.
MW meetings explore advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Formed by leading professionals from around the world, our community has been meeting since 1997. The products of our meetings and conversations – the MW proceedings, Best of the Web archives and discussion Forum – are an unparalleled resource for museum workers, technologists, students and researchers that now offers free access to over 1,000 papers and videos online and grows every year.
Who Comes to MW?
All kinds of people from around the world come to Museums and the Web. You will find webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, publishers and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives – as well as the companies, foundations and governments that support them – at Museums and the Web every year.
The MW Program
MW offers a range of professional learning opportunities, from plenary sessions to un-conference sessions, from formal papers to informal networking, from museum project demonstrations to commercial exhibits, from professional debates to lightning talks, from how-to sessions to crit rooms and the Best of the Web awards.
April 02-06, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
April 18-21, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
April 19-22, 2017 | Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
April 6-9, 2016 | Los Angeles, California, USA
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
October 5-9 | Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
April 8-11, 2015 | Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Palmer House
October 7-10, 2014 Daejeon & Seoul, South Korea
Daejeon Convention Center
April 2-5, 2014 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
West meets East: Join the global network at Museums and the Web Asia in:
- Hong Kong, December 8-12, 2013
- Beijing, December 14-15, 2013
April 17-20, 2013 | Portland, Oregon, USA
The Marriott Downtown Waterfront
December 5, 2012 | Hong Kong, China
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, CityU, Kowloon Tong
April 11-14, 2012 | San Diego, California, USA
April 6-9, 2011 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
April 13-17, 2010 | Denver, Colorado, USA
April 14-18, 2009 | Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
April 8-12, 2008 | Montréal, Québec, Canada
April 11-14, 2007 | San Francisco, California, USA
Westin St. Francis
March 22 – 25, 2006 | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
April 13-17, 2005 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
March 31-April 3, 2004 | Arlington, Virginia / Washington DC, USA
Crystal Gateway Marriott
March 19-22, 2003 | Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
April 17 – 20, 2002 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
March 14-17, 2001 | Seattle, Washington, USA
April 16-19, 2000 | Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
March 11-14, 1999 | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
April 22-25, 1998 | Toronto, Canada
March 16-19, 1997 | Los Angeles, California, USA
In 2012, MW founders David Bearman and Jennifer Trant passed the management of the MW Conferences to Rich Cherry, Nancy Proctor, Hiroko Kusano and Titus Bicknell. In the Archives you’ll find the MW Conference websites and community blogs from 1997-2012.