The MW (MuseWeb) conferences convene annually in North America and Asia with and occasional “deep dives” to sites of digital innovation in the field. Our meetings and proceedings feature 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, and recognizing the best in cultural heritage innovation through the GLAMi awards annually.
The products of our meetings and conversations – the MW proceedings, the GLAMi archives and discussion Forum, along with more than 1,350 papers and videos from the past 23 years of MW conferences are freely accessible online and offer an unparalleled resource for museum workers, technologists, students and researchers that grows 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. Prior to the conference, there are half-day workshops and pre-conference tours. Social events include receptions each evening, and lots of refreshment breaks provide plenty of time to meet and talk with colleagues.
Who Comes to MW?
All kinds of people from around the world come to MuseWeb. You will find webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CMOs, directors, scholars, consultants, IT Directors, 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 MuseWeb every year. Organizations attending range from the largest museums in the world, to house museums with one full time staff.
MuseWeb (formally Museums and the Web) is the largest museum innovation and technology conference in the world…we get about 800 attendees from more than 40 countries each year. We also have a robust online community and reach more than 80,000 community members though our email newsletter, social media and LinkedIn networks.
April 5, 6, 7, 16, 23, 30, 2020
Tentative Upcoming Conferences
Fall 2020, Singapore
Fall 2021, Korea
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.
March 31-April 4, 2020 | Online
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
February 19–21, 2014 | Florence, Italy
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.