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Tuesday, October 5
 

12:00pm EDT

Welcome to MCN 2021, Get Inspired!
Join us to kick off MCN 2021 with a brief welcome and an overview of the conference schedule and platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Sava

Mitchell Sava

VP of Innovation, Learning, and Engagement, Museum of Life and Science
Mitch Sava is the Vice President of Innovation, Learning, and Engagement at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, where he has been since 2016. In this role, he helps drive the development of new services and partnerships - on and offline - for the museum to reach new audiences... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Lee

Yvonne Lee

Head of Integrated Systems, Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Yvonne Lee is the Head of Integrated Systems in Digital and Technology at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, where she is currently selecting and implementing the first institution-wide shared DAM platform for images, videos, and documents. Previously she served... Read More →
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Erin Canning

Board member, MCN


Tuesday October 5, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Plenary/Keynote

12:30pm EDT

Opening Keynote: heather ahtone: Decolonizing the Museum: what does it mean to serve the community?
Hear from heather ahtone, Senior Curator at the First Americans Museum (FAM) in Oklahoma.

Decolonizing the Museum: what does it mean to serve the community?

This keynote will share Dr. ahtone's reflections on how media enacts the First Americans Museum's curatorial methodology working with Respect, Reciprocity, Relationships, and Responsibility. As a new museum, just opened in September 2021, FAM serves the 39 tribal nations in Oklahoma telling a national story of resilience, resistance, and survival.

Speakers
avatar for heather ahtone

heather ahtone

Senior Curator, First Americans Museum


Tuesday October 5, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Plenary/Keynote

1:15pm EDT

AMA with Conference Program Co-Chairs
New to MCN? Or a seasoned pro? Join Program Co-Chairs Jessica Warchall and Max Evjen for a quick "How to MCN" and Ask Me Anything about the conference.

We’ll show you what you can expect from this virtual experience, from engaging sessions to informative workshops and professional development sessions, with social experiences throughout. You’ll find out how to make the most of this virtual experience!

Speakers
avatar for Max Evjen

Max Evjen

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Max Evjen works at Michigan State University (MSU) as Faculty in the Department of Theatre, where he teaches Site-Specific Performance and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies program. He is also Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Warchall

Jessica Warchall

Manager of Communications, Terra Foundation for American Art
Jessica leads communications for the Terra Foundation for American Art, an international foundation that supports individuals, organizations, and communities to advance expansive understandings of American art. She plays a role in increasing awareness of the foundation’s programs... Read More →


Tuesday October 5, 2021 1:15pm - 1:45pm EDT
Channel 2
  Networking/Social

1:15pm EDT

Networking Kickoff sponsored by LIVDEO
To kick the mingling factor right on this first day, join Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN 2021 attendees and learn how to make new friends in the virtual environment.

Brought to you by LIVDEO.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN

Speakers
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast



Tuesday October 5, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social

3:00pm EDT

IGNITE
Join your host extraordinaire nikhil trivedi for MCN 2021 IGNITE and be inspired by the following thought-provoking and daring talks from these fab speakers:

  • Speculative Fiction: A Dispatch from the Year 3021, by Jeremy Munro.
  • The Museums of 2100, by Emily Crum.
  • Are Museums a Cult? by Seema Rao.
  • Can Muse-Tech just move on? by Andrea Montiel de Shuman.
  • Let It Burn: The Smoke & Mirrors of Social Media “Success”, by Adriel Luis.
  • Nobody understands my job, and that's a problem, by Kate Meyers Emery, PhD.
  • I am an educator, I speak for the learners, by Miranda Kerr.
  • A few things I learned in my 10 years with MCN; and quite a bit more, by Eric Longo.
WATCH NOW

Speakers
avatar for nikhil trivedi

nikhil trivedi

Art Institute of Chicago, Director of Engineering
I'm the Director of Engineering at a museum in Chicago as well as a facilitator, educator, and community builder. My experience planning and executing complex web projects has also brought me to work with institutions to create concrete plans around the healing and accountability... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Munro

Jeremy Munro

Database Administrato, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Jeremy Munro is the Database Administrator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. He is responsible for managing the museum's TMS database and advising on the museum's digital initiatives. Professionally, he's interested in how people communicate on the internet, internet... Read More →
avatar for Emily Crum

Emily Crum

Program Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Emily Crum passionate about ensuring museum spaces are innovative, accessible, and serving the public at large. Emily is most passionate about exposing all audiences to art and culture through facilitating multi-sensory experiences with lasting impact.
avatar for Seema Rao

Seema Rao

deputy director, Akron Art Museum
With twenty years of museum experience, mostly at the border of education and technology, Seema Rao is aching for museums that are just as good for collections as people. She works in museums in her days and thinks about museums in the evenings.
avatar for Andrea Montiel de Shuman

Andrea Montiel de Shuman

Digital Experience Designer, Independent
Independent Digital Experience Designer & Cultural Advocate
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Adriel Luis

APAC Curator, Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Center
Adriel Luis is an artist, curator, and community organizer who believes in the social power of our collective imagination. He curates community-centered art shows, makes art that thrives on collaboration, and shares ideas for cultivating creative, ambitious, loving ways to address... Read More →
avatar for Kate Meyers Emery

Kate Meyers Emery

Manager of Digital Engagement, George Eastman Museum
An anthropologist dedicated to public engagement, education, and outreach both online and in-person to share cultural heritage and history. A researcher and educator with over ten years of experience leveraging digital platforms to engage and educate the public. An enthusiastic leader... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Digital Learning & Strategy Consultant, Miranda Kerr Consulting LLC
I lead organizations through digital transformation and education projects. I bring over 15 years of experience developing learner-centered programs for diverse audiences, with a strong focus on digital learning. I have expertise in digital frameworks, curriculum design, project management... Read More →
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN


Tuesday October 5, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Plenary/Keynote
 
Wednesday, October 6
 

10:00am EDT

Let's Talk Web2: web design and development leveraging Wordpress
Interested in learning more about how we can help you with web design and development? Join us during this open office hour to ask questions and chat with our team!
Members of our team will be on the call for general Q&A and will also be available to hop into a breakout room to talk one-on-one. Learn more at www.lynch2.com.

Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Channel 1

10:00am EDT

Wake Up Call: Showcase Your Collections Online with Argus
Enhance the Experience. Encourage Engagement. Enable Efficiency

Lucidea’s team will take you on a live tour of Argus, Lucidea’s unrivaled museum collections management system, focusing on 2 key aspects of showcasing collections online: capabilities that enhance the virtual visitor experience and ways to encourage user engagement. In addition, they’ll demonstrate how an integrated portal fosters efficiency, for both museum staff and CMS users

Speakers
avatar for Rima Ghanem

Rima Ghanem

Cultural Sector Research Analyst, Lucidea
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Marcus Liban

Senior Account Executive, Lucidea


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Channel 3

10:30am EDT

Decades of DAM: Get to Know Capture
What’s it like to have been in the digital asset industry for over 20 years? What are the learnings from decades of experience?

In this presentation, digital asset management (DAM) and media library vendor Capture Ltd, reflects on the evolution of the platform and services that they offer. This will include a short demonstration of the technology that’s currently used by many cultural and heritage organisations across the globe. There will also be time for Q&A.

hello@capture.co.uk


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Channel 2
  Sponsor Hours
  • Chatham House Rules No
  • Session Recorded? No

11:00am EDT

Digital Presence and Personal (or Organizational) Digital Strategy (Workshop 3)
Limited Capacity seats available
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75. Use the same email to purchase a workshop to make sure that it is attached to your attendee profile.


Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75.

We are often introduced to new platforms that we adopt without thinking much about how we operate in the digital sphere and whether or not we wish to change our behavior in one way or another. It may be difficult to understand the big picture of our digital presence, hard to keep track of just how invested we are in digital platforms.  Even if we understand our digital presence, we may wish to engage certain audiences in one way or another but not know where to start, or how to plan effectively for that engagement.  In this workshop, we will explore David O. White's Visitor and Resident Model for digital presence, and will explore Jasper Visser and Jim Richardson's Digital Engagement Framework, both as a means for being thoughtful about one's own digital presence, and for building a strategy around one's digital engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Max Evjen

Max Evjen

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Max Evjen works at Michigan State University (MSU) as Faculty in the Department of Theatre, where he teaches Site-Specific Performance and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies program. He is also Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Channel 2
  Workshop

11:00am EDT

Transform White Supremacy: Critical Leadership Skills for the 21st Century (Workshop 1)
Limited Capacity seats available
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75. Use the same email to purchase a workshop to make sure that it is attached to your attendee profile.
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75.

The past year has illuminated for many how embedded racism and white supremacy really are in our societies. For leaders and those who wish to grow, the capacities to identify, talk about, and intervene around white supremacy and its consequence are critical. This 90-minute workshop is a special introduction to a 4-part workshop series that will  provide space for honest discussion, provide resources to embed into your daily work, and support participants in feeling confident about addressing white supremacy and racism.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney OCallaghan

Courtney OCallaghan

Museum Technologist, Independent
avatar for nikhil trivedi

nikhil trivedi

Art Institute of Chicago, Director of Engineering
I'm the Director of Engineering at a museum in Chicago as well as a facilitator, educator, and community builder. My experience planning and executing complex web projects has also brought me to work with institutions to create concrete plans around the healing and accountability... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Channel 1
  Workshop

1:00pm EDT

An Introduction to Evaluation Planning & Strategies for Digital Programs: A DIY Workshop for Busy Museum Practitioners (Workshop 4)
Limited Capacity seats available
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75. Use the same email to purchase a workshop to make sure that it is attached to your attendee profile.
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75.

This workshop will share practitioner-friendly evaluation strategies so attendees feel more confident evaluating their digital programs. In a “hands-on, minds-on” approach, this workshop will examine questions such as: How can we frame useful questions? How do we reach audiences? What are the ethical guidelines when conducting evaluations in online spaces? It’s an opportunity to build skills in evaluative-thinking as practitioners look to measure, improve, and refine their digital programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Ancelet

Jeanine Ancelet

Principal, Audience Focus
avatar for Emily Kotecki

Emily Kotecki

Principal, High Beam Strategies, LLC
Emily Kotecki is the founder and principal of High Beam Strategies, a museum learning and podcasting firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She recently published a free, downloadable guide called The Distance Learning Workbook: A Launch Guide for Museums. She is also the host and... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Channel 2
  Workshop

3:00pm EDT

Building Your Museum’s User Experience Capacity (Workshop 2)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75. Use the same email to purchase a workshop to make sure that it is attached to your attendee profile.
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75.

In this session, we will introduce User Experience Capacity-Building (UXCB: https://prattdx.org/research/uxcb/) as a flexible way for museum professionals to develop an effective UX practice in their institution. Covering the fundamentals of the UXCB process as well as examples, templates, and case studies, attendees will come away with the knowledge and tools to create a UXCB strategy that launches or accelerates their museum’s transformation to a more visitor-centered, digital-focused culture.

Speakers
avatar for Craig MacDonald

Craig MacDonald

Associate Professor, Pratt Institute
Craig M. MacDonald is an associate professor in the School of Information at Pratt Institute where he directs the Center for Digital Experiences, a User Experience (UX) consultancy and research lab, and serves as the curriculum lead for the MS in Information Experience Design program... Read More →
avatar for Elena Villaespesa

Elena Villaespesa

Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute


Wednesday October 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Channel 1
  Workshop

3:00pm EDT

Don't Be Creepy: Digital Listening & Audience Progress (Workshop 5)
Limited Capacity seats available
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75. Use the same email to purchase a workshop to make sure that it is attached to your attendee profile.
Workshops require advance registration on Eventbrite. Each workshop is $75.

In this session, I’ll invite participants to reflect on the ways that they’re listening to their audiences today. We’ll map our organizations’ listening practices to several frameworks to identify opportunities for improvement. We’ll ask why we’re listening and examine the degree to which our methods match our goals. We’ll examine how listening in a variety of contexts and at depth can help us improve our communications and connect with the communities we aspire to support.

Speakers
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Gretchen Henrich

Director of the Interpretive Education Division, Buffalo Bill Center of the West
avatar for Kyle Bowen

Kyle Bowen

SuperHelpful, Principal
Kyle is the founder of SuperHelpful, a research firm devoted to helping museum leaders create more innovative organizations through progress-space research. Kyle launched the MAP Community to make progress-space research more accessible to museums.


Wednesday October 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Channel 2
  Workshop

8:00pm EDT

Welcome to Asia and Pacific region
Kick off the Asia/Pacific track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Fei Lu

Fei Lu

Staff Writer, Jing Culture and Commerce
Jing Culture & Commerce covers the latest creative technology trends across the cultural sector. From digital innovations to tech-centered projects to audience engagement strategies — our reporting highlights how technology is reshaping the industry for cultural, museum, and culture-tech... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 8:00pm - 8:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Asia/Pacific

8:15pm EDT

digitalpasifik.org – Reflections on designing and delivering a website that aims to serve as a bridge between worlds
The aim of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot is to make visible and accessible the digitised cultural heritage of the people in and of the Pacific. The pilot team have worked with a co-design group from across the Pacific, and delivered a site that leverages and presents metadata only, on a site designed to work usefully across the Pacific, on low bandwidth networks and mobile devices.

We have sought to enable Pacific people to access the content and taonga held by GLAM sector, as well as honour the work of that same GLAM sector.

Our talk will reflect on some challenges and opportunities of the pilot and what these might mean for museums and other cultural heritage institutions in the Pacific, as well as those seeking to access Pacific cultural heritage.

https://youtu.be/vv5fSguATqQ

Speakers
avatar for Tim Kong

Tim Kong

Programme Manager - Pacific Virtual Museum Pilot, National Library New Zealand - Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Bula vinaka.I am Fijian-Chinese on my father’s side, and my mother’s heritage is originally of Scotland, but more recently of South Canterbury, New Zealand. I grew up in South-East Asia, with my schooling taking place in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. After attending... Read More →
avatar for Leone Samu Tui

Leone Samu Tui

Associate Curator, Documentary Heritage (Pacific); Steering Group member of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project, Auckland Museum
Leone Samu Tui (Lefaga, Malie, Pu’apu’a, Sapunaoa, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa) is the Associate Curator Documentary Heritage (Pacific Collections) at Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland War Memorial Museum. From 2016 – 2019 she was a collection technician for the museum’s Pacific... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 8:15pm - 9:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Asia/Pacific

8:15pm EDT

Exploring Digital Horizons With Asia’s Cultural Institutions
How has Asia’s cultural landscape emerged from the past year’s challenges with new resilience and digital approaches? Join Eric Longo, Executive Director of MCN, and Fei Lu, Staff Writer at Jing Culture & Commerce, in a conversation with Asian cultural organizations, including China’s Museum 2050, Tokyo’s teamLab, and the National Gallery Singapore, on what digital means to them now. Learn about the region’s digital innovation and vitally, how they’re planning for a digital future.

Panelists:
  1. Takashi Kudo, Communications Director, teamLab
  2. Chris Lee, Assistant Chief Executive, National Gallery Singapore
  3. Leigh Tanner, Co-Founder, Museum 2050

Moderators:
  1. Eric Longo, Executive Director, MCN
  2. Fei Lu, Staff Writer, Jing Culture & Commerce

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Fei Lu

Fei Lu

Staff Writer, Jing Culture and Commerce
Jing Culture & Commerce covers the latest creative technology trends across the cultural sector. From digital innovations to tech-centered projects to audience engagement strategies — our reporting highlights how technology is reshaping the industry for cultural, museum, and culture-tech... Read More →

Speakers
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Chris Lee

Assistant Chief Executive, National Gallery Singapore
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Leigh Tanner

Founder, Museum 2050
Leigh Tanner is a Shanghai-based curator and founder of Museum 2050, a platform for exploring the future of institutions through the lens of China. She was previously Deputy Director of Yuz Foundation and worked in the Research and Exhibitions Departments of the Shanghai Project... Read More →
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Takashi Kudo

Communications Director, teamLab
teamLab (f. 2001) is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 8:15pm - 9:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Asia/Pacific

9:15pm EDT

Expanding Digital Cultural Leadership
Dr. Lizzie Muller and Dr. Keir Winesmith will explore a range of digital and cultural leadership perspectives from Australia and beyond. Covering pre/during/post-covid approaches to digital leadership, a newly established CEO mentoring program and the bi-monthly Data Salon for cultural workers interested or involved in the use of cultural data, this session will cover a range of practices and possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Keir Winesmith

Keir Winesmith

Head of Digital, National Gallery of Australia
Digital + Culture thinker, writer, speaker & maker. Digital lead at National Gallery of Australia and author 'The Digital Future of Museums'
avatar for Lizzie Muller

Lizzie Muller

Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
Lizzie Muller researches the future of museums as sites of participatory knowledge creation. Her recent book Curating Lively Objects: Exhibitions Beyond Disciplines (with Caroline Seck Langill) was published by Routledge in Sep 2021. She teaches in the Master of Curating and Cultural... Read More →


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:15pm - 10:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Asia/Pacific

10:15pm EDT

What did we learn in Asia and Pacific region? (Recap)
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. 

Speakers
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN


Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:15pm - 11:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Asia/Pacific
 
Thursday, October 7
 

12:00pm EDT

SIG Roundtable: Human-Centered Design
A discussion on the different approaches and methodologies that help institutions understand their audiences, better serve their needs, and expand their offerings to engage a wider and more diverse spectrum of people.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Sigmond

Cathy Sigmond

Head of Strategy | Senior Researcher, RK&A
I'm a strategist and researcher who guides cultural organizations, educators, and designers in centering their audiences' voices and perspectives in all they do.  My mission is to help anyone and everyone-- no matter your role or background-- become a deeper, more evaluative thinker... Read More →
avatar for Madhav Tankha

Madhav Tankha

UX/UI Designer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Madhav Tankha is a UX Designer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he has worked to connect the museum’s vast collection of art and the narratives around it to its diverse audiences in the galleries and across the globe. His work involves research and testing with these audiences... Read More →


Thursday October 7, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  SIG Roundtable

12:00pm EDT

New monetization strategies for digital collections
Our mission at Livdeo is to provide cultural institutions with technical solutions that support inclusive layers of mediation for all audiences.  How are we connecting with audiences when the physical doors are closed or with audiences from the other side of the world that will never reach the museums' doors?  Collections are the museums' tangible value assets. But they lack multiple descriptions, narrative lenses, or multilingual information. Museums need to give collections « superpowers » to let all audiences engage with artworks from any perspective, anywhere, and not only those on display.  The exhibitions beyond museums physical walls represent new opportunities. Any wall may become a revenue-generating art asset through augmented reality.  FeelTheArt let all audiences, regardless of the place and language, experience art trough augmented reality in complete new ways and create new sustainable revenue streams for cultural institution.

Sponsored by LIVDEO.

Sponsors
avatar for Ciprian Melian

Ciprian Melian

CEO, LIVDEO
Livdeo is a MuseWeb GLAMi Award winning company that provides inclusive and hassle-free digital solutions for cultural institutions through a unique platform, GEED.GEED includes easy-to-use cloud based scenarios creation tools for museum teams with instant visit WebApps on-site deploymen... Read More →


Thursday October 7, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 3
  Sponsor Hours
  • Chatham House Rules No
  • Session Recorded? No

12:00pm EDT

DEAI in MCN Roundtable
Do you feel MCN is a supportive environment, and you can openly express my ideas, opinions and beliefs? Does the content of the conference demonstrate awareness of and openness to DEAI?

Join this discussion hosted by DEAI Advisory Board members to help us shape our journey.

Speakers
avatar for Rumana Chaudhuri

Rumana Chaudhuri

Volunteer, National Museum of the American Indian
Rumana Chaudhuri has worked at the Smithsonian Institution in a range of capacities for 20 years. Currently, she is at the National Museum of the American Indian, focusing on cultural competency training, visitor experience, and volunteer strategic engagement. She is committed to... Read More →
avatar for Scarlett Hu

Scarlett Hu

Assistant Director, Digital Workspace, J. Paul Getty Trust
Scarlett Hu (she/her) has worked both on the vendor’s and the in-house sides of the Information Technology (IT) industry in her 30 years of career in the business.  Her experiences range from consulting, support management, to IT directorship.  Currently Assistant Director of... Read More →
avatar for nikhil trivedi

nikhil trivedi

Art Institute of Chicago, Director of Engineering
I'm the Director of Engineering at a museum in Chicago as well as a facilitator, educator, and community builder. My experience planning and executing complex web projects has also brought me to work with institutions to create concrete plans around the healing and accountability... Read More →
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Wided Khadraoui

Consultant, Misk Art Institute
Wided Khadraoui is an Amazigh-American writer, researcher, and curator. She's an art manager with experience in art institutions, commercial galleries, experiential firms, and museums. Her work explores capacity building, strategic initiatives, project management, and equity in the... Read More →
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Mimosa Shah

Graduate Student, MS in LIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences
Mimosa Shah is a graduate student currently working towards her master's degree in library and information sciences through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's distance learning program LEEP. A former public library worker and perennial museum nerd, she enjoys connecting... Read More →


Thursday October 7, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Networking/Social

1:00pm EDT

Welcome to Leadership & Strategy
Kick off the Leadership & Strategy track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Stasiuk

Victoria Stasiuk

Founder and President, Victoria Stasiuk, Arts and Culture Consulting
Victoria Stasiuk, Owner of VS Associates, Arts and Culture Consulting sees the importance of building resilience in the cultural sector through digital strategies and online experiences. In our current times, it is crucial to maintain access and equity to culture as an essential food... Read More →
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Chris Barr

Strategic Advisor, Independent Consultant


Thursday October 7, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Leadership & Strategy

1:15pm EDT

Bridging 'soft' skills with digital skills
In this campfire session, Dr Lauren Vargas will introduce regenerative practices and the awareness of how emotional skills strengthen digital skills to help any size museum develop leaderful guides and guidance. In discussion with campfire session participants, the group will explore what emotional skills are needed to support key digital capabilities, and then discuss how these skills might be developed in their own organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Vargas

Lauren Vargas

Independent Researcher and Consultant, Your Digital Tattoo
https://yourdigitaltattoo.com/


Thursday October 7, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Leadership & Strategy

1:15pm EDT

Virtual exhibition strategy: Leveraging digital to highlight new voices and expanded content
How can we include new voices in interpretation? This session will address this question with thoughts on the strategy behind the Spencer Museum’s new approach to online exhibition content. Using a flexible web template to create virtual exhibitions that are not exact replicas of in-gallery offerings has allowed for sharing content beyond what is created by curators and educators. This new strategy also facilitates virtual-only exhibitions developed collaboratively with external partners.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Waggoner

Ryan Waggoner

Director of Creative Services, Spencer Museum of Art
Ryan Waggoner is the Director of Creative Services at the Spencer Museum of Art. His work at the museum includes digitizing the collection, photographing exhibitions and events, producing documentary-style videos, and providing direction for the museum’s digital platforms. Waggoner... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Talbott

Jennifer Talbott

Deputy Director for Operations and Innovation, Spencer Museum of Art
avatar for Elizabeth Kanost

Elizabeth Kanost

Director of External Affairs, Spencer Museum of Art
I'm all about them words.Accessible language. Writing/editing. Publications. Social media.
avatar for Joey Orr

Joey Orr

Curator for Research, Spencer Museum of Art
avatar for Cassandra Mesick Braun

Cassandra Mesick Braun

Assoc. Curator, Global Indigenous Art, Spencer Museum of Art


Thursday October 7, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Leadership & Strategy

1:15pm EDT

Why and How We Digital
This session offers a framework for developing digital strategies through a lens of experiential design. While we often think of a series of objectives, outcomes, and content as the primary drivers of development, that's an internally driven point of view. Let's view it from the other direction and more fundamentally think about when, how, and why we create digital experiences and what it takes to get to those destinations.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce  Wyman

Bruce Wyman

Consultant, USD Design | MACH Consulting
Bruce has spent much of the last two and a half decades doing museum work focusing on both museum and technology strategy and implementation, exhibit design, content development, user experience and interface design, special technology projects, and internet development. He has consulted... Read More →
avatar for Corey Timpson

Corey Timpson

Principal, Corey Timpson Design Inc.
Corey Timpson is an active collaborator and thought leader in the experience design, digital media, and museological discourses. As VP, Exhibition, Research, and Design, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) Corey was responsible for the direction and oversight of the design-build... Read More →
avatar for Robert Stein

Robert Stein

Deputy Director, Milwaukee Art Museum
Rob Stein is a museum leader and strategist whose background in technology and data informs his work across sectors. Rob is currently the Deputy Director and Chief Experience Officer at the Milwaukee Art Museum where he leads a team to reshape approaches to engagement and connection... Read More →


Thursday October 7, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Leadership & Strategy

2:15pm EDT

Audio Audacity: Bold Steps in Accessibility, Audience Impact & Strategy for Audio Content
This past year, audio was the breakout star of the digital world through channels such as podcasts, Clubhouse, and audio-guides. The panel addresses: 1. How to select which type of audio-based content to create; 2. How each platform re-conceptualizes audiences as listeners, enables live participant contribution, & encourages co-creation, and; 3. How to ensure engagement with people who are Deaf and/or hard of hearing.

Speakers
avatar for Jacques Haba

Jacques Haba

Sr. Manager of Emerging Technology & Evaluation, Nasher Sculpture Center
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Emily Kotecki

Principal, High Beam Strategies, LLC
Emily Kotecki is the founder and principal of High Beam Strategies, a museum learning and podcasting firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She recently published a free, downloadable guide called The Distance Learning Workbook: A Launch Guide for Museums. She is also the host and... Read More →
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Blaire Moskowitz

PhD Candidate, University of Leicester
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Meredith Peruzzi

Director, National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University
As a historian, Meredith's research has been in the field of 19th and 20th century American Deaf history. As a museum professional, she has presented internationally on the subject of improving museum exhibits and programming for Deaf visitors; this is also the subject of her PhD... Read More →


Thursday October 7, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Leadership & Strategy

2:15pm EDT

Imagining the Future of Online Art Collections
What should be our path forward to create impactful online collections? In this session, participants will join together to imagine how museums' significant investments surrounding online art collections might be extended and repurposed to advance access to the works of BIPOC creators, unlock the creative archives of under-represented artists, and represent the knowledge of our communities among the scholarly art-historical content typically collected by museums.

Speakers
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Robert Stein

Deputy Director, Milwaukee Art Museum
Rob Stein is a museum leader and strategist whose background in technology and data informs his work across sectors. Rob is currently the Deputy Director and Chief Experience Officer at the Milwaukee Art Museum where he leads a team to reshape approaches to engagement and connection... Read More →


Thursday October 7, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Leadership & Strategy

2:15pm EDT

Streaming the Museum: Can Museums Compete with Big Streaming?
Recent video-streaming projects from the Hammer Museum, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and Art21 borrow design and process from streaming services like Netflix. While the cultural sector has always competed with Big Entertainment for the attention of audiences, the competition was more direct during the pandemic, leaving the screen as a main stage for culture and entertainment. What have cultural organizations learned from commercial streaming platforms? Is it possible to play in the same pool and compete with those platforms?

Speakers
PW

Peder Wuth

Head of Digital Media, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Scott Tennent

Chief Communications Officer, Hammer Museum
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Jonathan Munar

Director of Digital, Art21
Jonathan Munar is the Director of Digital at Art21, heading the organization’s digital presence across Web, social media, and related platforms. Previously, Jonathan was a member of the Website department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has served on the board of the American... Read More →


Thursday October 7, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Leadership & Strategy

3:15pm EDT

Leadership & Strategy Recap
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Speakers
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Victoria Stasiuk

Founder and President, Victoria Stasiuk, Arts and Culture Consulting
Victoria Stasiuk, Owner of VS Associates, Arts and Culture Consulting sees the importance of building resilience in the cultural sector through digital strategies and online experiences. In our current times, it is crucial to maintain access and equity to culture as an essential food... Read More →
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Chris Barr

Strategic Advisor, Independent Consultant


Thursday October 7, 2021 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Leadership & Strategy

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Getty Foundation
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Getty Foundation

Schedule a conversation with Associate Director Anne Helmreich via Calendly.

Brief description of the foundation and the digital projects they fund:

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Since 2013, the Getty Foundation’s Digital Art History initiative has supported both introductory and advanced training in the technical and conceptual aspects of digital practice for art historians, academics, and museum professionals. In addition, we have provided direct support for a small number of DAH projects since 2018, with a focus on spatial analysis (historical GIS, digital mapping, and 3D modeling of built cultural heritage) and image analysis (machine vision, pattern recognition, and visual search). Prior to launching the DAH initiative, the Foundation organized the Online Scholarly Cataloguing Initiative (OSCI), which from 2009 to 2015 supported nine museums piloting the transition of the scholarly museum collection catalogue to online platforms. The Foundation is not currently accepting new proposals in the Digital Art History initiative, as we are in the early stages of a strategic analysis of the initiative’s goals. We invite conversations with colleagues that can help us assess the state of the field, particularly in light of the digital turn experienced across the museum sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so that we can understand better the current needs and future directions. We plan to relaunch the DAH initiative in spring 2022.

Thursday October 7, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Knight Foundation
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Knight Foundation

Schedule a conversation with Koven J. Smith, Senior Director/Arts, via Calendly.

The Knight Foundation believes that great art attaches people to place and to each other. Investing in arts and culture is central to Knight’s effort to build stronger, better informed and more engaged communities, the foundation of a healthy democracy. 

We fund artists and arts organizations that create, present and provide access to artistic excellence and inspire engagement. We invest across genres and increase the impact of our work by focusing funding in the eight communities (Miami, Macon, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Akron, Detroit, St. Paul, and San Jose) where Knight has offices.

Our investments focus on:
  • Authenticity and Inclusion: We fund to accelerate trends and activity naturally occurring in each community and support artists and organizations that reflect the diversity of the communities where we work. 
  • Development of Talent and Organizations: We seek to increase the capacity of artists and the sustainability of arts organizations.
  • Transformation: We invest in the use of technology to create new ways to explore and make art, to express culture, and to reach, expand and engage diverse audiences.





Thursday October 7, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Kress Foundation
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Kress Foundation

Schedule a conversation with Deputy Director Lisa W. Schermerhorn via Calendly.

Brief Description of the Foundation:
The Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the study, conservation and enjoyment of European art, architecture and archaeology from antiquity to the pre-modern era. Kress offers a range of grants and fellowships in defined program areas for historians of art and architecture, art conservators, and art museum professionals.

Digital Projects Funded:
The Digital Art History Grants program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history; for promising initiatives in online publishing; for the digitization of important visual resources (especially essential art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; and of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history).


Thursday October 7, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Thoma Foundation
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Thoma Foundation

Schedule a conversation with Sarah Rovang, Program Officer, via Calendly.

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift perceptions, spark creativity, and connect people across cultures. We lend and exhibit artworks from our collection and support innovative individuals and pivotal initiatives in the arts.
The Foundation runs several programs that support digital projects:
  • The Digital Changemaker Grant empowers small- and medium-size arts and cultural organizations to advance their digital strategies by funding innovative projects that reimagine the role and use of technology to engage audiences, promote digital innovation, and create community. 
  • The Thoma Foundation’s quarterly Grants for Nonprofits are available for diverse digital projects, including online convening, virtual exhibitions, and more.
  • Accredited museums are invited to borrow (for free!) from Thoma’s extensive collection of Digital & Media Art.





Thursday October 7, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 1 sponsored by Collector Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Collector Systems.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
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Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Thursday October 7, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Tuesday, October 12
 

9:00am EDT

Maximise visitor numbers without impacting visitor experience
Join us to get a full understanding of how we are working with museums to help them increase visitor numbers and ticket sales without impacting visitor experience. Learn how our system works and see a full demo of anonymised data on our Dashboard.

This session is sponsored by Hoxton AI.

Speakers
DM

Duncan Mann

COO, HoxtonAi
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Harry Savvides

Museum Sales Specialist, HoxtonAi
Take your people counting to the next step with live insights.Ai People Counter & Occupancy monitoring.Gather data points of date, time and directional flow for the people passing through your doorway.Dive deep, dissect and make better decisions.Track visitor numbers from one or more... Read More →



Tuesday October 12, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Channel 1
  Sponsor Hours

10:00am EDT

Timing, Budget, and Solution Considerations When Updating Your Website
It can be challenging to identify the right time for a new website, and the options can feel overwhelming.

Join Adage as we work to understand the various scalable options for your website. It is important to choose the right solution for your organization today--and for years to come. The session will cover budget stewardship and ensuring your technology and user experience remain optimized.

Learning Objectives:
- Identify when it is time to build a new website
- Understand the various options
- Create a path forward with a rightsized solution
- Budget time, money, and resources for the initial project and ongoing support

Brought to you by Adage who will have office hours following the session.

Speakers
SB

Sarah Bordson

Vice President of Strategic Growth, Adage Technologies
RC

Roy Chomko

President, Adage



Tuesday October 12, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Channel 1
  Sponsor Hours

12:00pm EDT

SIG Roundtable: Imaging + IP + DAM
Addressing the challenges of complex assets, including video, RTI, photogrammetry, and other layered scientific/computational imaging products.

Speakers
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Jessica Herczeg-Konecny

Lead Technical Analyst, Digital Asset Management, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Please come talk to me about all things Digital Asset Management and metadata! I am the co-chair for the MCN DAM Special Interest Group - please come join us!
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Christopher Ciccone

Collections Photographer/Digital Asset Manager, North Carolina Museum of Art
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Rachael Winter Durant

Digital Asset Management, Gates Archive
Hello! I'm chair of the MCN DAM SIG and currently on contract with the Solutions team at Gates Archive, working to realize the Archive’s mission of building a next generation archive with a focus towards digital-forward processes.Previously, I was Head of Digital Assets and Collections... Read More →
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Margaret McKee

Digital Asset Manager, The Menil Collection


Tuesday October 12, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  SIG Roundtable

12:00pm EDT

Help us Help you: How can L2 build tools that better serve the museum space?
In the spring of 2020 L2 launched Donate2 as a way to help our clients have an easier way to fundraise during the pandemic. From there we added Flex2 forms, allowing for membership and events, and Stream2 forms, which opened the door for monetizing streaming content through our partnership with Brightcove. What started out as quick donations to help development teams evolved into cart-free transactions that are utilized organization wide. Our ability to rapidly turn feedback into features allows our clients the ability to offer their patrons seamless solutions.

Every step of the way has been guided by conversations with members of the community. We have spent the better part of the past 20 years partnering with Arts and Cultural and we've seen that our clients work more efficiently if they have the right data in the right place at the right time - not all the data in all the places. We achieve this by helping to connect the dots across siloed systems. We integrate with tools you love and use instead of reinventing the wheel so you can build the stack that meets your unique needs.

During this session we will start off with an intro into L2, what we currently offer, and a few examples of how museums are using our tools today and then we want to hear from you. We'll ask questions like...

-How could technology help you grow your member and donor base?
-What are the pain points with your current donation/membership/digital streaming platform?
-How can we partner to help you and other museums continue to grow?

L2 Interactive is sponsoring this session.

Speakers
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Sydney Lynch

Director of Customer Experience, L2
  
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Stephen Lynch

CEO, L2
L2 is an award winning design and software development company founded in 1989. We have been working with Arts and Cultural organizations for over 20 years. While we are most known for building powerful solutions integrated with the Tessitura CRM, our client base and expertise go far... Read More →



Tuesday October 12, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 2
  Sponsor Hours
  • Chatham House Rules No
  • Session Recorded? No

1:00pm EDT

Welcome to Business Models, Financial Sustainability & Capacity Building
Kick off the Business Models, Financial Sustainability & Capacity Building track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Franzini

Martin Franzini

Head of Product and Experience, National Gallery of Art
Overseeing development of new digital strategy and online experience for the National Gallery of Art. Former managing director at digital agency serving mission-driven clients in the nonprofit, advocacy, foundation and government space. Over a decade leading interdisciplinary teams... Read More →
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Lyn Hsieh

Department Manager, Education, The Museum of Modern Art


Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Business & Sustainability & Capacity Building

1:15pm EDT

A Tale of Two Journals: Collaboration and Sustainability in Digital Publishing
What drives museums to engage in sustainable digital publishing? How can these initiatives align with website strategies that allow for integrated and nimble re-use of content? In this presentation, cross-departmental teams from each institution will discuss how two digital journals—the AIC’s Art Institute Review and the Met’s Perspectives—have provided the museums with flexible tools, sustainable publishing solutions, and strategies for fulfilling their missions as research-driven institutions.

Speakers
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Lauren Makholm

Associate Director Production, Manager Digital, Art Institute of Chicago
Lauren Makholm is the Associate Director of Production and Manager of Digital Initiatives at the Art Institute of Chicago. She joined the publishing staff at the AIC in 2011 and has worked in all areas of print and digital production. In 2019, following a cross-institutional study... Read More →
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Sofie Andersen

Head of Digital Content and Editorial, Metropolitan Museum of Art
As a Digital and Creative Director, I develop executive level content strategy and vision. I lead and empower interdisciplinary teams for web, app, and media development for museums and brands. I am storyteller who designs meaningful encounters at the intersection of art, place and... Read More →
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Sarah Wambold

Executive Producer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sarah Wambold is an executive producer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her diverse portfolio of projects includes websites, documentary-style videos, digital publications, user-experience research, an augmented reality application, and an award-winning podcast. She has worked for... Read More →
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Madhav Tankha

UX/UI Designer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Madhav Tankha is a UX Designer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he has worked to connect the museum’s vast collection of art and the narratives around it to its diverse audiences in the galleries and across the globe. His work involves research and testing with these audiences... Read More →
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Will Fenstermaker

Editor & Producer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Will Fenstermaker is an editor and producer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he joined the Digital Department in 2017 and is currently co-editor of Perspectives, the Museum's online magazine. He also works part-time as the exhibitions editor of TheGuide.art, and from 2017–19... Read More →
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Illya Moskvin

Art Institute of Chicago


Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Business & Sustainability & Capacity Building

1:15pm EDT

All Hands On Deck: Recognizing Rapid Digital Growth During COVID-19 and Planning for Future Sustainability
COVID-19 made digital projects–for our museum, mainly Collections Online–a priority, because it was the only way we could share our collection, and our staff could collaboratively work on them during stay-at-home orders. As we look post-pandemic, we recognize that few of our staff have digital work as a named job responsibility. We must examine how to continue advancing digital projects and urge broader recognition of the role of every staff member in digital project success post-pandemic.

Speakers
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Emma Fulce

Assistant Registrar for Collections, Eskenazi Museum of Art
Emma Fulce graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Art History and Classics. After completely her graduate work at Indiana University in Art History with a concentration in Oceanic Art she began working at the Eskenazi Museum of Art as a Curatorial Assistant and... Read More →
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Cassi Tucker

Manager of Museum Technology, Eskenazi Museum of Art
I am a museum technologist and digital humanist living and working in Bloomington, Indiana. I focus my work on public-oriented outcomes, and my most recent work has focused on increased accessibility of museums' digital offerings. I leverage my background in both IT and the humanities... Read More →


Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Business & Sustainability & Capacity Building

1:15pm EDT

If You Give a Museum an iPad: Capacity Building on 98 Timelines
In Fall 2020 MANY received IMLS CARES funding for the "Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility" Project. 98 museums across New York were selected to participate in this two-year project. Receiving hardware, software, and training, 200+ museum professionals work to share their collections and reach audiences who cannot physically visit their museums. One year on, this presentation highlights the success, challenges and lessons learned of capacity building at scale.

Speakers
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Eli McClain (he/him)

Building Capacity Project Fellow, Museum Association of New York (MANY)
Eli McClain joined MANY in December 2020 as the Building Capacity Project Fellow. He holds an MPhil in Heritage Studies (University of Cambridge) and a BA with Honors in History and Sociology (Macaulay Honors College, Hunter College, CUNY). He has worked in history museums, science... Read More →


Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Business & Sustainability & Capacity Building

2:15pm EDT

Education Programming During Covid-19 Lockdown: Is Digital Sustainable?
Digital transformation trends during museum closures are presented in results from nationwide surveys. The successes and challenges of going virtual (particularly for small and mid-sized institutions) are highlighted. Attitudes towards future digital programming were also assessed. This session offers participants the opportunity to understand their institution’s experience in light of larger trends and brainstorm ways of successfully incorporating digital education going forward.

Speakers
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Grace Poole

User Researcher/Operations, Spellerberg Associates/CultureConnect
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Katherine Jones

Program Director, Harvard University Extension School, Museum Studies
Katherine is the Program Director for the Museum Studies program at the Harvard University Extension School. Katherine has taught in the Museum Studies program at the Harvard Extension School for the last decade and has served as the Research Advisor since 2004. Katherine is the... Read More →
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Kathryn Petterson

Education and Programs Sr. Coordinator, The Preservation Society of Newport County
Kathryn Petterson holds a B.A. in art history and Italian from the University of Rhode Island (2010) and an ALM in Anthropology and Archaeology from the Harvard University Extension School (2021). She also holds a graduate certificate in museum studies from the Harvard Extension School.Kathryn... Read More →
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Megan Ennes

Assistant Curator of Museum Education, Florida Museum of Natural History
I'm the Assistant Curator of Museum Education at the University of Florida. In this faculty position, I conduct research on online learning in museums, supporting students' interest in science, and ecocivic engagement.


Tuesday October 12, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Business & Sustainability & Capacity Building

2:15pm EDT

The Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Systems
As a variety of digital preservation systems have emerged to address the changing needs of cultural heritage organizations, Ithaka S+R has undertaken an IMLS funded research project to assess the effectiveness and durability of different approaches to cloud and local preservation. We compare community based systems and commercial systems, interviewing representatives of system providers as well as their users.

Speakers
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Liam Sweeney

Senior Analyst, Ithaka S+R
Liam Sweeney is a senior analyst with the Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program at Ithaka S+R, where he researches issues of organizational structure, leadership, and public access in the cultural sector. His work focuses on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion... Read More →


Tuesday October 12, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Business & Sustainability & Capacity Building

3:15pm EDT

Business Models, Financial Sustainability & Capacity Building Recap
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Franzini

Martin Franzini

Head of Product and Experience, National Gallery of Art
Overseeing development of new digital strategy and online experience for the National Gallery of Art. Former managing director at digital agency serving mission-driven clients in the nonprofit, advocacy, foundation and government space. Over a decade leading interdisciplinary teams... Read More →
avatar for Lyn Hsieh

Lyn Hsieh

Department Manager, Education, The Museum of Modern Art


Tuesday October 12, 2021 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Business & Sustainability & Capacity Building

4:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 2 sponsored by Adage
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Every session lasts only 30 minutes and accommodates up to 80 participants.
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Adage.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
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Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Tuesday October 12, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Wednesday, October 13
 

10:00am EDT

Book Club: One by One
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In our complex, fast-changing knowledge economy, the ability to manage one’s thoughts and feelings is essential to business success. The ability to manage emotions in a mindful, values-driven, and productive way is known as emotional agility. You are invited to join the ‘One by One’ research team in an exclusive book club discussion about how this skill is necessary for digital content development, conversation, and community. Together, we will consider key concepts from the book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive, by renowned psychologist Susan David. There is no need to read the entire book. We will be discussing Chapters 1 (Rigidity to Agility) and 9 (Emotional Agility at Work).

When you confirm your registration for the 45-minute book club discussion in your time zone, you will receive a free copy of the book (via post or email). Participation is limited to a total of 20 people.

About ‘One by One’
‘One by One’ is a multi-partner international initiative led by the University of Leicester School of Museum Studies and Southern University of New Orleans, bringing together cultural organisations, policy makers, academics, professional bodies, support agencies, and communities of practice, to build digitally confident museums. ‘One by One’ helps museums of any size better define, improve, measure and embed the digital literacy of their staff and volunteers in all roles and at all levels. 


Speakers
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Lauren Vargas

Independent Researcher and Consultant, Your Digital Tattoo
https://yourdigitaltattoo.com/


Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social

10:00am EDT

AMA: Translation for Cultural Institutions
Since its founding in 1986, Eriksen has been the premier language service provider for arts and culture, assisting institutions of all types (art, history, science, gardens, zoos), with all services (Zoom interpreting, captioning, typesetting), and in more than 100 languages (Latin American Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Western Armenian). Ask me anything.

Eriksen Translations is sponsoring this session.


Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Channel 3
  Sponsor Hours
  • Chatham House Rules No
  • Session Recorded? No

10:30am EDT

Decades of DAM: Get to Know Capture
What’s it like to have been in the digital asset industry for over 20 years? What are the learnings from decades of experience?

In this presentation, digital asset management (DAM) and media library vendor Capture Ltd, reflects on the evolution of the platform and services that they offer. This will include a short demonstration of the technology that’s currently used by many cultural and heritage organisations across the globe. There will also be time for Q&A.

Capture is sponsoring this session.


Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Channel 2
  Sponsor Hours
  • Chatham House Rules No
  • Session Recorded? No

11:00am EDT

Welcome to the Middle East and Africa
Kick off the Middle East and Africa track with your track co-leads.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN

Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:15am EDT
Channel 1
  Middle East/Africa

11:00am EDT

Mercury Editor: Effortless, drag-and-drop publishing for Drupal
Webinar Sign up

Introducing Mercury Editor: Effortless drag-and-drop publishing for Drupal, brought to you by Aten Design Group.

Mercury Editor brings flexible, highly visual, easy-to-use content editing to Drupal. It works with existing Drupal websites, without any licensing fees or restrictions.

In this webinar, we’ll walk through the components of a new, easy-to-use, drag-and-drop authoring experience based on Layout Paragraphs, that empowers teams to publish rich, beautiful content in Drupal, quickly. This session is for everyone in the Drupal community, from developers to designers to UX specialists. It is especially for marketing, communications and content management teams to build, edit, and publish beautiful content in their Drupal websites with ease.

Aten Design Group is sponsoring this session.


Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Channel 2

11:15am EDT

A conversation with colleagues from the Nigerian National Commission for Museums & Monuments
This conversation will explore "What is Digital Now?" in museums from the perspective four panelists affiliated with National Commission for Museums & Monuments.  

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN

Speakers
avatar for Louisa Onuoha

Louisa Onuoha

Museum education officer, National Museum Oyo, Nigeria
Louisa Nnenna Onuoha is a staff of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria. She is a Chief Museum Education officer working in the National Museum Oyo which is located in the palace of the Alaafin (king) of Oyo. She is a cultural activist who is passionate about... Read More →
avatar for Mary Aharanwa

Mary Aharanwa

Deputy director museum education, National museum Lagos
Mary Aharanwa has been in the service of the NCMM, Nigeria for over 25years and had worked in several stations including National Museum Owerri and Abeokuta. She is presently the HOD of the education department of the National Museum Lagos and a Deputy Director Museum Educational... Read More →
avatar for Nkechi Adedeji

Nkechi Adedeji

Asst. Director Monuments, heritage and sites., National Museum Lagos
Nkechi Adedeji is an Assistant Director Monuments, working at the National Museum Lagos and currently, the HOD of the heritage, monuments and sites department. Her wealth of knowledge and experience as a monuments officer has earned her  inclusions in various stakeholders' committee... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Middle East/Africa

11:15am EDT

Cultural Preservation in Conflict Zones: Lessons from the Middle East and North Africa
The last decade has proven human’s capacity for cultural heritage destruction. Peter Herdrich, Co-founder of the Antiquities Coalition in the United States, and Abdelhamid Salah, the Chairman of the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation in Cairo, work on the ground with partners in the Middle East and North Africa to preserve and protect museum, library, and archival collections. During this session. they’ll discuss their work with the National Museum of Yemen, religious minority communities in Northern Iraq, and museum collections across North Africa. They’ll also provide a step-by-step guide to prioritizing work in the most challenging conflict environments.

Moderators
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Alice Rubin

Consultant, Antiquities Coalition
Alice Rubin is an award-winning strategic management consultant with nonprofits and cultural institutions withexpertise in managing complex digital initiatives. Currently she is working on an array of strategic projects with the Council of American Jewish Museums, Antiquities Coalition... Read More →

Speakers
AS

Abdelhamid Salah al-Sharief

Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation, Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation
Abdelhamid Salah al Shareif is the Chairman of the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation, manager of the Risk Assessment Unit in the Disaster Risk Management Department at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (the Minister’s Office). Consultant and Resource person on CRISIS Risk... Read More →
avatar for Peter Herdrich

Peter Herdrich

CEO, Cultural Capital, Antiquities Coalition
Peter Herdrich is the Co-founder of the Antiquities Coalition, the pre-eminent international NGO in the fight against looting and illicit trade in cultural heritage property. He currently directs strategic digitization and documentation projects with partners in Algeria, Iraq, and... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Middle East/Africa

11:15am EDT

New horizons: reflecting on the digital cultural landscape of the Arabian Peninsula
The Arabian Peninsula is witnessing a period of unprecedented growth in its museums and cultural organisations. In the context of ambitious visions for the future, switched-on audiences and a wealth of intangible heritage, what is the role of digital now? Join our panel of museum practitioners – Christophe Buffet, Ghaida Sawalha and Rachel Teskey – as they survey recent major cultural projects in the region and discuss how digital is opening up new horizons for visitor experiences and storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Teskey

Rachel Teskey

Director, Barker Langham
Rachel Teskey is Director at Barker Langham, an international cultural consultancy specialising in creating pioneering and sustainable projects across the globe. She led Barker Langham’s interpretive planning work for the new National Museum of Qatar, and she currently provides... Read More →
avatar for Ghaida Sawalha

Ghaida Sawalha

Senior Consultant, Barker Langham
Ghaida Sawalha is a museum professional with experience working on cultural development projects in the Middle East. A Senior Consultant at Barker Langham, Ghaida works on a wide range of projects in the Gulf including museums, exhibitions, visitor experiences and heritage sites... Read More →
avatar for Christophe Buffet

Christophe Buffet

Consultant, Digital Media Senior Specialist, Qatar Museums
Christophe Buffet is a consultant, creative technologist and digital content producer. Christophe leads the delivery of ambitious digital media programmes. Recent projects include the National Museum of Qatar (2019) and Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum (2022). Before moving to Qatar... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Middle East/Africa

12:15pm EDT

A conversation about digital engagement in Africa
Speakers
avatar for Corinne Estrada

Corinne Estrada

CEO, Agenda Pacific
An expert in communications, branding and event management, Corinne Estrada founded Paris-based international communications agency Agenda in 1995 and Agenda Pacific in Sydney in 2013.For over 20 years, Corinne has managed international communications for major museums, art spaces... Read More →
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ODILE TEVIE

Director, Nubuke Foundation
Odile Tevie is co-founder and current director of Nubuke Foundation, a premier arts and cultural institution in Ghana, celebrating its 15th in 2021. Nubuke Foundation has its premier centre- with bespoke  gallery and other facilities in Accra- the capital city of Ghana and in Wa... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Middle East/Africa

12:15pm EDT

Building a locally global digital program in Qatar
What does it take to build a digital program that is both local in its focus and global in its reach?

Qatar Museums (QM) oversee several museums and sites that feature local and regional art and artists and encapsulate Qatar's rich cultural heritage. In 2020, a new Digital Experience team was established and tasked with developing a digital strategy and program that put local and regional audiences at its core, while bringing Qatar’s unique perspective to an international audience.

This conversation covers the strategy and goals of the team, as well as the implications of building new capabilities and expanded skillsets within the organization — all during a global pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Shaikha Al-Thani

Shaikha Al-Thani

Deputy CEO, Audience Engagement and Digital Experience, Qatar Museums
Shaikha Al-Thani is the Deputy CEO, Audience Engagement and Digital Experience at Qatar Museums, championing the organisation’s digital transformation through the development of inclusive user-focused digital content and products, enhancing visitor experiences, and driving internal... Read More →
avatar for Matthijs Klinkert

Matthijs Klinkert

Managing Director, Fabrique [brands, design & interaction]
Matthijs Klinkert (Msc) graduated in 1998 at the Delft University of Technology. In 2003 Matthijs joined famous Dutch Design agency Fabrique. He joined the management team in 2010 and ultimately joined the board of directors in 2016 to become CEO of Fabrique. Matthijs is a specialist... Read More →
avatar for Allegra Burnette

Allegra Burnette

Principal, ABA | Allegra Burnette & Associates
Allegra Burnette is currently an independent consultant, focused on helping organizations establish and integrate coherent, user-centered digital programs that use best practices in customer and visitor experience to grow audiences, improve experiences, and transform internal processes... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Middle East/Africa

1:15pm EDT

What did we learn in the Middle East and Africa? (Recap)
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN

Wednesday October 13, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Middle East/Africa

2:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 3 sponsored by Eriksen Translations
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!

  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Eriksen Translations

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social

3:00pm EDT

AMA: Cultural Futures submissions
Case Studies for Cultural Futures is an initiative to collect insights from cultural organizations’ experiments with new technology—from launching custom websites and apps to building AR and VR experiences to implementing new project-management tools. We hope this resource will foster an open exchange of knowledge that can help the entire field learn from each other’s challenges and successes, and grow into the future.

Chat with Shauna and Anna about the resource, get support submitting your project to the Cultural Futures resource—or who you might nominate to submit to the resource—and answer any other questions you may have.

Moderators
avatar for Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Digital Strategist, MCN
avatar for Shauna Skalitzky

Shauna Skalitzky

Freelance Editor and Content Manager
Currently helping NEW INC and MCN with their Cultural Futures resource. If you've worked on a project that experiments with new technologies or uses various technologies in a new way, regardless of if it succeeded or failed, I would love to hear about it! DM me on Slack or email me... Read More →

Wednesday October 13, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Thursday, October 14
 

11:15am EDT

The Anti-Demo: Using real visitor data to evaluate the world of mobile guides.
Join Guru Experience Co. as they discuss real visitor data from before, during, and after lockdowns. This data will provide you a glimpse of what visitors are actually doing with mobile guides, to help inspire and guide you through successful implementation within your own digital strategy. Are audiences ready for a full Bring-Your-Own-Device strategy? Are all BYOD solutions created equal? How do you know what type of BYOD solution might work best for both your audience needs and institutional goals? Audience members are welcome to participate in sharing their own data, relating their own success stories, and questioning how they might be able to improve their current mobile guides.

Guru Experience is sponsoring this session.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Kostell

Mary Kostell

SVP Business Development & Partnerships, Guru Experience Co.
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING & DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR THE CULTURAL SECTOR.DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE



Thursday October 14, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Sponsor Hours
  • Chatham House Rules No
  • Session Recorded? No

12:00pm EDT

SIG Roundtable: Educational and Interpretive Media
How do we ensure the content and experiences we produce, both onsite and online, is as accessible as possible? What are the common roadblocks to truly accessible content and how can we use best practices and/or problem-solving strategies to get around them? And, how do we know our efforts are working? We’ll open a dialogue around accessibility and evaluation in educational and interpretive experiences across the sector.

Speakers
KA

Kajva Armstrong

Former Visitor Experience Associate, Boston Children's Museum
avatar for Chelsea Shannon

Chelsea Shannon

Interpretation Manager, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Chelsea Shannon is the Interpretation Manager at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she plans, produces, and evaluates the Museum’s interpretive resources including audio guides and digital interactive experiences. She also currently serves as the co-chair of the MCN Educational... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  SIG Roundtable

12:00pm EDT

SIG Roundtable: IT
Roundtable discussion on the issues IT departments are encountering and an opportunity to share with colleagues facing the same issues. How you are managing the increasing demands on IT as the move to digital has accelerated due to Covid.

We are also interested in getting your thoughts on how to stay more connected since moving to the MCN portal, and formats for discussions on the following topics identified in our recent survey:

-CRM
-Cloud Hosting
-IT Security/Breaches
-Policies and Procedures
-Infrastructure & Network Operations

Speakers
avatar for Dave Zlatic

Dave Zlatic

Chief Technology Officer, Cincinnati Museum Center
Dave Zlatic is on his second tour at the Cincinnati Museum Center. He first joined Cincinnati Museum Center as a Traveling Exhibits Technician in 2002 and focused on hands-on interactive design. After 12 years in Higher Education at Xavier University, he returned to Cincinnati Museum... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 2
  SIG Roundtable

12:00pm EDT

SIG Roundtable: Media Production & Branding
Discussion on the furute of the Media Production and Branding SIG. How can this SIG and community support your work? What topics and issues are most pressing right now, and how can the SIG be a resource? I will also demonstrate the new SIG portion of the new member portal.

Passcode to join: 2021

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Waggoner

Ryan Waggoner

Director of Creative Services, Spencer Museum of Art
Ryan Waggoner is the Director of Creative Services at the Spencer Museum of Art. His work at the museum includes digitizing the collection, photographing exhibitions and events, producing documentary-style videos, and providing direction for the museum’s digital platforms. Waggoner... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 3
  SIG Roundtable

1:00pm EDT

Welcome to Interpretation, Storytelling & Education
Kick off the Interpretation, Storytelling & Education track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Garcia Sympson

Melanie Garcia Sympson

Curatorial Associate, The Block Museum of Art
avatar for Vince Dziekan

Vince Dziekan

Academic - Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University
Vince Dziekan is a Senior Academic and Practitioner-Researcher at Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Monash University, Australia. Together with Ross Parry, he is Series Editor of a newly launched book series with Routledge titled, Critical Perspectives on Museums and Digital... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Interpretation & Storytelling & Education

1:15pm EDT

All It Takes is Staff Time: A Lightning Round of Low-to-No Budget Projects
Massive budgets, well-funded partners, robust digital departments; these are some of the factors that typically make incredible digital projects successful, but also make them out of reach for most museums to replicate or attempt. In this 45 minute session of lightning talks, a dozen people from a variety of institutions will share scrappy, low to no-budget, department of one projects with the MCN community.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Wooster (she/her)

Casey Wooster (she/her)

Collections Assistant, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
I am an artist, Floridian, and museum professional interested in how museums can serve as platforms (both online and off-line) for rich discussion and experiences with their communities. Currently, I serve as the collections assistant at Governor's House Library in St. Augustine... Read More →
avatar for Jessica BrodeFrank

Jessica BrodeFrank

Digital Collections Access Manager, Adler Planetarium/ University of London
Jessica BrodeFrank is the Digital Collections Access Manager at the Adler Planetarium; and also studies with the University of London as a doctoral candidate in the Digital Humanities Program. Research at the University of London focuses on crowdsourcing as a means of digital engagement... Read More →
avatar for Colin Brooks

Colin Brooks

Senior Developer, Whitney Museum of American Art
Colin Brooks is the Senior Web Developer at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is responsible for managing the ongoing development of whitney.org and other digital products, including the Museum's online collection, digital signage, and on-site Mobile Guide. With a background... Read More →
avatar for nikhil trivedi

nikhil trivedi

Art Institute of Chicago, Director of Engineering
I'm the Director of Engineering at a museum in Chicago as well as a facilitator, educator, and community builder. My experience planning and executing complex web projects has also brought me to work with institutions to create concrete plans around the healing and accountability... Read More →
avatar for Kelsy Edgerton

Kelsy Edgerton

Reservations Assistant, Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Kelsy Edgerton is a visitor experience enthusiast. From how to measure it and then how to translate that information into meaningful and impactful changes in everything from websites to exhibits, admissions, and physical layout of spaces, Kelsy has a proven history of finding innovative... Read More →
avatar for Kate Meyers Emery

Kate Meyers Emery

Manager of Digital Engagement, George Eastman Museum
An anthropologist dedicated to public engagement, education, and outreach both online and in-person to share cultural heritage and history. A researcher and educator with over ten years of experience leveraging digital platforms to engage and educate the public. An enthusiastic leader... Read More →
avatar for Seema Rao

Seema Rao

deputy director, Akron Art Museum
With twenty years of museum experience, mostly at the border of education and technology, Seema Rao is aching for museums that are just as good for collections as people. She works in museums in her days and thinks about museums in the evenings.
avatar for Amy Hondsmerk

Amy Hondsmerk

PhD Candidate, Museum Studies, Nottingham Trent University
avatar for Libby Jones

Libby Jones

Education Manager, Battleship New Jersey


Thursday October 14, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Interpretation & Storytelling & Education

1:15pm EDT

Culture Bridge: Converting In-Gallery Experiences Into Online Teacher Resources
Using the BMA's eLearning platform Culture Bridge, we will demonstrate how converting pre-existing in-gallery digital interactives into online teacher resources is a game-changer for not only museums with a small budget, but also for educators trying to bridge the widening gap between the classroom and reduced tour offerings. The session will begin with an overview and then move to a Q&A guided by polls.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Pathasema

Sean Pathasema

Director of Systems and Web, Birmingham Museum of Art
avatar for Angela May

Angela May

Associate Director of Learning and Engagement, Birmingham Museum of Art
Angela May is the Associate Director of Learning and Engagement at the Birmingham Museum of Art where she focuses on in-gallery and virtual visitor engagement, digital interpretation, virtual education, and accessibility. As an Art Historian with a specialization in South and Southeast... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Interpretation & Storytelling & Education

1:15pm EDT

Hammer Channel: : An open source video platform
Hammer Channel is a living archive of public programming at the Hammer Museum. Using open source principles, access to the Hammer Museum's exceptional public programming is now available for the world to enjoy online at https://channel.hammer.ucla.edu/. In this panel we'll give an intro the to project and describe how your museum can benefit from the work to date.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Cummins

Andy Cummins

Director of Product Development, Cogapp
Cogapp is a digital agency; we exist to build a better online world.We work with leading museums, galleries and archives, publishing companies, healthcare and human rights organisations.Founded in 1985, we have been helping our clients to surf the wave of digital innovation for more... Read More →
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Philip Leers

Project Manager, Digital Initiatives, Hammer Museum


Thursday October 14, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Interpretation & Storytelling & Education

2:15pm EDT

Digital Storytelling with Open Collections
In this session, we discuss the growth of creator-led spaces, and what it could mean for open collections. We showcase some of the stories told by participants of the first Digital Storytelling Festival hosted by Europeana and The Heritage Lab. We hope to invite our jury and participants to join us & reflect on creating a global storytelling festival.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas McCarthy

Douglas McCarthy

Collections Engagement Manager, Europeana Foundation
Douglas McCarthy AKA @CultureDoug holds an MA in Art History and has worked internationally in museums and archives for almost two decades. He is an active member of the global Open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) community that promotes culturally appropriate open... Read More →
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Aleksandra Strzelichowska

senior online marketing specialist, europeana
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Medhavi Gandhi

Founder, The Heritage Lab
I am the founder of The Heritage Lab where I bring together my love for museums, & arts-learning. I have been working at the intersection of public engagement with cultural heritage, social development and education since 2009 & work with GLAMs to promote digital engagement, conduct... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Interpretation & Storytelling & Education

2:15pm EDT

Hybrid Museum Experiences: The good, the bad, and the lessons learned
Our focus is the rise of hybrid in-person-and-online museum experiences during the rapidly changing pandemic. Questions posed and discussed include: Is hybridity the bridge back to “normal”? Is there a place for hybrid in a post-pandemic world? Do these experiences serve equity, inclusion, and accessibility needs? How are resources managed? What role can co-creation play in hybrid environments? Participants will co-generate a lessons-learned document to share with the MCN community.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Howes

Deborah Howes

President, Howes Studio Inc
As President of Howes Studio Inc, I work with museums and other educational organizations to design and improve their public engagement with digital tools. My passion is building pathways for museums to better collaborate with educators of all kinds and foster more inclusive, dynamic... Read More →
avatar for Mark Osterman

Mark Osterman

Digital Experience Manager and Head of Education, Lowe Art Museum
Mark Osterman is a museum administrator, researcher, technologist and artist. He has a Doctor of Education with a research focus in arts, literacy and technology. Mr. Osterman has taught at Miami Dade College, facilitated specialized workshops in art educational theory and practice... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Rosenthal

Jessica Rosenthal

Interpretation Specialist, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
avatar for Chelsea Shannon

Chelsea Shannon

Interpretation Manager, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Chelsea Shannon is the Interpretation Manager at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she plans, produces, and evaluates the Museum’s interpretive resources including audio guides and digital interactive experiences. She also currently serves as the co-chair of the MCN Educational... Read More →
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Victoria Waldron

Museum Educator, Albany Institute of History and Art
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Kajva Armstrong

Former Visitor Experience Associate, Boston Children's Museum


Thursday October 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Interpretation & Storytelling & Education

2:15pm EDT

Origins Immersive Theater: Bringing Tribal Origin Stories to Life
The First Americans Museum (FAM) collaborated with tribal communities to bring to life an authentic telling of tribal origin stories in an immersive theater environment, designed by Batwin + Robin Productions, that allows audiences to experience stories that take place in all realms. Engaging tribal members from concept to completion and every aspect of production allowed for authentic storytelling in which tribes were able to share their origin stories in their own unique and unexpected way.

Speakers
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Halay Turning Heart

Yuchi Language Speaker, Yuchi Language Project
Halay Turning Heart has over twenty years of practical experience in the field of Indigenous language revitalization, working with Elders and teaching children. She established a Yuchi language immersion school in 2018 as part of the Yuchi Language Project, which serves as a model... Read More →
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Megan Gargagliano

Principal/Creative Director, batwin + robin productions
avatar for Jessica Moore Harjo

Jessica Moore Harjo

Designer, Artist, Educator, WEOMEPE DESIGNS
Jessica Moore Harjo, Ph.D., (Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Pawnee) is a practicing graphic designer, artist, and a cultural design consultant for many interdisciplinary projects. She is interested in unique pathways and collaborative relationships in both art and design to display complex... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Halfmoon

Leslie Halfmoon

Curatorial Specialist and Media Coordinator, First Americans Museum
Leslie Halfmoon, (Caddo/Delaware/Choctaw) B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Leslie has a combined 16 years of museum film and video experience, script writing, video production, and museum project management. She has worked with ABC/Disney, is a Sundance Film Institute... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Interpretation & Storytelling & Education

3:15pm EDT

Interpretation, Storytelling & Education Recap
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. 

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Garcia Sympson

Melanie Garcia Sympson

Curatorial Associate, The Block Museum of Art
avatar for Vince Dziekan

Vince Dziekan

Academic - Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University
Vince Dziekan is a Senior Academic and Practitioner-Researcher at Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Monash University, Australia. Together with Ross Parry, he is Series Editor of a newly launched book series with Routledge titled, Critical Perspectives on Museums and Digital... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Interpretation & Storytelling & Education

4:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 4 sponsored by Nubart
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Nubart.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Thursday October 14, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Tuesday, October 19
 

10:00am EDT

How to make a digital audio guide profitable for your venue
Digital audio guides (such as native apps or PWAs) are very difficult to monetize. They mostly end up being an expense borne by the museum in the name of visitor service, and small museums can often not afford it. With its Audio Guide Visitors Keep, Nubart offers an elegant way of monetization that is very well accepted by visitors. The secret lies in offering a non-transferable but reusable access card that also allows the printing of a sponsor's logo.

Nubart is sponsoring this session.

Speakers
avatar for Rosa Sala

Rosa Sala

CEO, Nubart
I am the CEO and founder of NUBART, a highly innovative multimedia audio guide solution that is digital and tangible at the same time! (https://www.nubart.eu/).Our patented "light-weight web access control" makes the unique codes printed on physical cards non-transferable, but reusable... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Channel 1
  Sponsor Hours

11:00am EDT

How to encourage your visitors to interact with your venue using an audio guide.
Most audio guides are a passive element for the visitor. However, they can also be a perfect tool for visitors to interact with the museum. Nubart's audio guide cards allow visitors to easily exchange documents with museum staff, or leave voice messages explaining their story or testimony. Ideal for historical museums, but also to propose photo contests or other similar initiatives. Come and we will help you find ways to implement it!

Nubart is sponsoring this session.

Speakers
avatar for Rosa Sala

Rosa Sala

CEO, Nubart
I am the CEO and founder of NUBART, a highly innovative multimedia audio guide solution that is digital and tangible at the same time! (https://www.nubart.eu/).Our patented "light-weight web access control" makes the unique codes printed on physical cards non-transferable, but reusable... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Channel 1
  Sponsor Hours

12:00pm EDT

SIG Roundtable: Data & Insights + Strategy
How do data and trends shape museum strategies moving forward, particularly in regard to audience engagement? We’ll open the floor to discuss emerging trends and insights, and share how these areas have impacted how we engage and interact with our visitors, both virtual and on-site.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Robson

Tricia Robson

Senior Project Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tricia Robson is a strategist and team lead with over a decade of experience in digital strategy and production, contemporary art history, and cross-departmental project management. Tricia is the current Senior Project Manager for Digital, Education, Publications, Imaging, Libraries... Read More →
avatar for Susan Wigodner

Susan Wigodner

Manager of Exhibition Media, Obama Foundation
avatar for Chris Unitt

Chris Unitt

Founder, One Further
avatar for Katherine Nip

Katherine Nip

Manager, Digital Services, Art Gallery of Ontario


Tuesday October 19, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 2
  SIG Roundtable

1:00pm EDT

Welcome to Ethical Responsibilities of Museums
Kick off the Ethical Responsibilities of Museums track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Spellerberg

Marty Spellerberg

Principal, Spellerberg Associates
Research, design and development for artists, museums, cultural institutions. Director of Spellerberg Projects, an art space in Lockhart TX.
avatar for Suse Anderson (she/her)

Suse Anderson (she/her)

Assistant Professor, Museum Studies, George Washington University


Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Ethical Responsibility

1:15pm EDT

Conflicts of interest: Ethics, risk, museums & self
This panel investigates risk at the intersection of institutions and the internet. To build a collective framework of online ethics for museums, we must first consider the frictions between risk and benefit between institutions and individuals. Panelists from various perspectives share how safety and agency vary across platforms and demographics, discrepancies between museums embracing values in spirit versus in practice, and responsibilities of museums for stewarding public agency and consent.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Roessel (she/they/asdzaan)

Jaclyn Roessel (she/they/asdzaan)

President/Founder, Grownup Navajo
Born and raised on the Navajo Nation, it is the wisdom of her homelands that shapes Jaclyn Roessel’s cosmovision. Experience as a museum professional, cultural arts producer and curator confirmed her belief of the inherent power of utilizing cultural learning as a tool to engage... Read More →
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Adriel Luis

APAC Curator, Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Center
Adriel Luis is an artist, curator, and community organizer who believes in the social power of our collective imagination. He curates community-centered art shows, makes art that thrives on collaboration, and shares ideas for cultivating creative, ambitious, loving ways to address... Read More →
avatar for Koven J. Smith

Koven J. Smith

Senior Director/Arts, Knight Foundation
Koven Smith joined Knight Foundation in 2021. He has 20 years of experience leading digital initiatives at the intersection of art, technology and institutional strategy. Prior to joining Knight, Smith oversaw digital teams at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum... Read More →
avatar for Suse Anderson (she/her)

Suse Anderson (she/her)

Assistant Professor, Museum Studies, George Washington University


Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Ethical Responsibility

1:15pm EDT

Inclusive Design: A Methodology, Not a Budget Line
Sina and Corey will lead the campfire talk with a 10-minute discussion on the inclusive design ecosystem, its ethos and methodology, and a quick elaboration of its facets. Then, having pre-selected 5 participants equipped with unique topics from the MCN Inclusive Design and Accessibility Slack Channel, will facilitate a group discussion across the disparate 5 topics, demonstrating how and why being inclusive is a methodology to be applied, not a project or budget line item. Link to topic submission form: https://t.co/GikoqZSwDl

Speakers
avatar for Sina Bahram

Sina Bahram

President, Prime Access Consulting
Founder of the inclusive design firm Prime Access Consulting (PAC), Sina Bahram is an accessibility consultant, computer scientist, researcher, speaker, and entrepreneur. In 2012, Sina was recognized as a White House Champion of Change by President Barack Obama for his doctoral research... Read More →
avatar for Corey Timpson

Corey Timpson

Principal, Corey Timpson Design Inc.
Corey Timpson is an active collaborator and thought leader in the experience design, digital media, and museological discourses. As VP, Exhibition, Research, and Design, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) Corey was responsible for the direction and oversight of the design-build... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Ethical Responsibility

2:15pm EDT

Building Accountability
In late summer of 2020, a small group of MASS Action members began analyzing BLM statements put out by museums. This session will give an overview of the data and the difficulties in analyzing public statements that were placed on museums' websites and social media. Panelists will also address how this data can be used to empower museum workers and the general public, and the ways museums have (or have not) carried their public commitments forward on readily accessible platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Juline Chevalier (she/her)

Juline Chevalier (she/her)

Director of Learning and Public Engagement, James A. Michener Art Museum
Museum Education professional with 20 years experience. Passionate about DEAI. Active member of MASS Action.Doxie dog mom.
avatar for Sara Phalen

Sara Phalen

Director, West Chicago City Museum
Sara Phalen is a Chicana community organizer and museum professional advocating for equity in local history and small museums. She is currently the director/curator for the West Chicago City Museum and the Warrenville Historical Museum & Art Gallery. Sara also serves as the Board... Read More →
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Gretchen Jennings

Member, Empathetic Museum


Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Ethical Responsibility

2:15pm EDT

Embracing Minds of All Kinds: Making Digital Content Usable For People with Cognitive Disabilities
Cognitive disabilities are among the most prevalent types of disabilities, yet experts have struggled to provide web accessibility best practices around this area due to cognitive disabilities being such a broad category. However, recent work by standards groups has begun to address this deficiency. In this session, you’ll learn about the challenges people with these disabilities experience on the web and learn design patterns that will empower you to make your digital work more accessible.

Presentation slides

Speakers
avatar for Christina Deemer

Christina Deemer

UX Developer, Alley
Christina Deemer is a UX Developer at Alley, where she champions accessibility and headless WordPress for enterprise-level media and nonprofit clients. Passionate about sharing what she learns with others, conferences at which she has spoken include WordCamp NYC, LibertyJS, MCN, and... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Ethical Responsibility

2:15pm EDT

How to Unionize Your Museum
This session will be a practical how-to discussion of the process of unionization, where attendees can learn from the real-life experience of people who have organized in the museum workplace. We’ll cover the enormous benefits of collective bargaining, including rights, benefits, and protections won by existing museum unions. But we’ll also have frank discussion of the major and myriad obstacles to unionizing. Museum workers need a space to talk about labor issues without fear of retaliation.

Speakers
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Bryan Cook

Carpenter, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Claire Blechman

Onboarding Manager, Bynder
I was the Digital Asset Manager at Peabody Essex Museum for 7 years. Now I am an onboarding manager at a DAM software company. Outside of work I am a socialist and an organizer.
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Liz Jaff

Lead Paper Specialist and Lead Shop Steward, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum/ UIOE Local 30
I am an artist and  the Lead Paper Specialist at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum.  I am the Lead Shop Steward for our unit with the IUOE Local 30. 
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Alexander Kauffman

Organizer, AFSCME DC47


Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Ethical Responsibility

3:15pm EDT

Ethical Responsibilities of Museums Recap
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Spellerberg

Marty Spellerberg

Principal, Spellerberg Associates
Research, design and development for artists, museums, cultural institutions. Director of Spellerberg Projects, an art space in Lockhart TX.
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Suse Anderson (she/her)

Assistant Professor, Museum Studies, George Washington University


Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Ethical Responsibility

4:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 5 sponsored by Aten Design Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Aten Design Group.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Tuesday October 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Wednesday, October 20
 

10:00am EDT

Let's Talk Prospect2: email and marketing automation leveraging ActiveCampaign
Interested in learning more about how we can help with your email and marketing automation? Join us during this open office hour to ask questions and learn more about our partnership with ActiveCampaign and our optional Tessitura Integration! Members of our team will be on the call for general Q&A and will also be available to hop into a breakout room to talk one-on-one. Learn more at www.prospect2.com.

L2 Interactive is sponsoring this session.

Speakers
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Sydney Lynch

Director of Customer Experience, L2
  
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Stephen Lynch

CEO, L2
L2 is an award winning design and software development company founded in 1989. We have been working with Arts and Cultural organizations for over 20 years. While we are most known for building powerful solutions integrated with the Tessitura CRM, our client base and expertise go far... Read More →



Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Channel 1

10:30am EDT

Decades of DAM: Get to Know Capture
What’s it like to have been in the digital asset industry for over 20 years? What are the learnings from decades of experience?

In this presentation, digital asset management (DAM) and media library vendor Capture Ltd, reflects on the evolution of the platform and services that they offer. This will include a short demonstration of the technology that’s currently used by many cultural and heritage organisations across the globe. There will also be time for Q&A.

Capture is sponsoring this session.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Caw

Nick Caw

CEO, Capture
Hi Everyone,Capture are delighted to be continuing our support of MCN for a second year!We are excited to help contribute to the debate, share our experiences and learn too.Capture is a leading provider of Digital Asset Management solutions with a range of GLAM institutions as clients... Read More →



Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Channel 2
  Sponsor Hours
  • Chatham House Rules No
  • Session Recorded? No

11:00am EDT

Welcome to Europe
Kick off the Europe track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
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Antonella Poce

Full Professor, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia


Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:15am EDT
Channel 1
  Europe

11:15am EDT

Natural History Museum of Denmark: An open source natural history collection
Working in partnership the Natural History Museum of Denmark and Cogapp, using open source principles and building upon existing biodiversity repositories have delivered an open-source, IIIF-enabled, natural history online collection platform. In this session, we will talk through the project and explore how it can be leveraged by others to present further natural history collections online. We'll discuss our plans and the future potential for this project in the wider community.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Cummins

Andy Cummins

Director of Product Development, Cogapp
Cogapp is a digital agency; we exist to build a better online world.We work with leading museums, galleries and archives, publishing companies, healthcare and human rights organisations.Founded in 1985, we have been helping our clients to surf the wave of digital innovation for more... Read More →
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Anders Drud Jordan

Head of design + digital, Natural History Museum of Denmark


Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Europe

11:15am EDT

The Hybrid Museum (Session 1 of 2)
What will the hybrid of the museums look like, after Covid and the current digital transformation? Will the audience of visual art, follow that consumer path of the music industry, where art is explored digitally, virtually first and then “live” at the museum? What will digital first mean for curators? Have the borders of our audience shifted from geographical borders to time zones?

Speakers
avatar for Torill Haugen

Torill Haugen

Digital advisor, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
Torill Haugen has for the last two years worked as a digital advisor and digital curator at the Sørlandest Kunstmuseum in Norway. Her background is in performing arts and media art. She has worked more than ten years in the art tech scene in the south of Norway, a work that is being... Read More →
avatar for Giles Pooley

Giles Pooley

CEO and Co-founder, Luzildab
Giles is a digital producer and product designer with over twenty years of professional experience. His work focuses on pushing storytelling techniques, whilst driving audience engagement around targeted narratives.Giles is particularly adept at producing complex, content-rich, multi-platform... Read More →
avatar for Michal Čudrnák

Michal Čudrnák

Head of Digital Collections and Services, Slovak National Gallery
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Sofie Andersen

Head of Digital Content and Editorial, Metropolitan Museum of Art
As a Digital and Creative Director, I develop executive level content strategy and vision. I lead and empower interdisciplinary teams for web, app, and media development for museums and brands. I am storyteller who designs meaningful encounters at the intersection of art, place and... Read More →
avatar for Merete Sanderhoff

Merete Sanderhoff

Curator / Senior adviser, SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst
My work at SMK - the national gallery of Denmark centers around opening up the digitised collections and inviting the public to build on our common heritage for learning, creativity and innovation. I’ve initiated the Sharing is Caring conferences to foster cross-sector dialogue... Read More →
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Nina Colosi

Founder / Creative Director, Streaming Museum
Nina Colosi is the founder and creative director of Streaming Museum launched in 2008 as a collaborative public art experiment to produce and present programs of art, innovation and world affairs. Exhibitions and cross-disciplinary programs have reached millions on seven continents... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Europe

12:15pm EDT

Entering the Field: Museum Studies' Students Perspectives on Digital Literacy
We invite participants to join us in a conversation about students' experiences and perspectives of digital literacy as taught in Museum Studies programmes. The session will encourage attendees to question the role of these academic courses to foster confidence and transparency for emerging practitioners. Our aim is to provide a space to reexamine the existing relationship between academia and GLAM institutions for a more sustainable practice-led partnership.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Feinstein

Sarah Feinstein

Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds (UK)
Dr Sarah Feinstein has both academic and professional experience in heritage and museum studies. She acted as a lecturer in Museum Studies at the Institute for Cultural Practices at the University of Manchester in 2018-2019, as well as providing training for PGRs on collaborating... Read More →
avatar for Maria Paula Arias (she/her)

Maria Paula Arias (she/her)

Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
I am an early career researcher interested in how museums and galleries use social media. Particularly, I am interested in the ways social media platforms and their audiences are valued and, therefore, what their relationships are with the brands of such cultural institutions. Furthermore... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Europe

12:15pm EDT

The Hybrid Museum (Session 2 of 2)
In this session we will look at one project that was initiated by Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Norway, to explore one idea of a hybrid museum, a digital twin of the museum and the exhibition, Microworld Kristiansand by the artists Genetic Moo. With us in this session we will have director of Lumen Art Projects, Jack Addis and digital curator and researcher Filip Pais who took part in this experimental project to developed SKMU virtual space on the LIKELIKE platform. We will also hear from the artists Genetic Moo, who was the first artists to explore this opportunity artist in virtual residency. Their in house exhibition Microworld Kristiansand, was recreated for the www.virtuell.skmu.no

Speakers
avatar for Torill Haugen

Torill Haugen

Digital advisor, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
Torill Haugen has for the last two years worked as a digital advisor and digital curator at the Sørlandest Kunstmuseum in Norway. Her background is in performing arts and media art. She has worked more than ten years in the art tech scene in the south of Norway, a work that is being... Read More →
avatar for Giles Pooley

Giles Pooley

CEO and Co-founder, Luzildab
Giles is a digital producer and product designer with over twenty years of professional experience. His work focuses on pushing storytelling techniques, whilst driving audience engagement around targeted narratives.Giles is particularly adept at producing complex, content-rich, multi-platform... Read More →
avatar for Filipe Pais

Filipe Pais

Curator & Researcher, SKMU
Filipe Pais, is a researcher, educator, and curator living between London and Paris. He is particularly interested in the ways contemporary art and design movements inquire technological agendas, dealing with issues such as transparency, blackboxing, behavior, play, dematerialization... Read More →
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Jack Addis

Director, Lumen Art Projects
Jack graduated with distinction from the University of the Arts London (UAL) in with an MA (Hons) in Fine Art Digital and has nine years’ experience working in the digital arts. As Director of Lumen Art Projects, he works closely to create relationships with varied partners to build... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Schauerman

Nicola Schauerman

artist, Genetic Moo
Genetic Moo is a digital art group. We create immersive, interactive experiences which encourage experimentation and play.We have shown extensively in the UK and abroad, including The Science Centre, Singapore; Eureka! Halifax; LABoral, Gijon; Watermans, London; ICC Open Sky Gallery... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Europe

1:15pm EDT

What did we learn in Europe? (Recap)
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Speakers
avatar for Antonella Poce

Antonella Poce

Full Professor, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN


Wednesday October 20, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Europe

2:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 6 sponsored by cogapp
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by cogapp.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social

3:00pm EDT

AMA: Cultural Futures submissions
Case Studies for Cultural Futures is an initiative to collect insights from cultural organizations’ experiments with new technology—from launching custom websites and apps to building AR and VR experiences to implementing new project-management tools. We hope this resource will foster an open exchange of knowledge that can help the entire field learn from each other’s challenges and successes, and grow into the future.

Chat with Shauna and Anna about the resource, get support submitting your project to the Cultural Futures resource—or who you might nominate to submit to the resource—and answer any other questions you may have.

Moderators
avatar for Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Digital Strategist, MCN
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Shauna Skalitzky

Freelance Editor and Content Manager
Currently helping NEW INC and MCN with their Cultural Futures resource. If you've worked on a project that experiments with new technologies or uses various technologies in a new way, regardless of if it succeeded or failed, I would love to hear about it! DM me on Slack or email me... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Thursday, October 21
 

11:00am EDT

Cogapp office hours – ask us anything
Cogapp has decades of experience delivering digital projects in the GLAM sector. Members of our team will be available to discuss anything you might have on your mind related to digital. Whether it's online exhibitions, digital strategy, applications of IIIF or indeed any other digital conundrum you might have, please come along and say hello.

Cogapp is sponsoring this session.



Thursday October 21, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Sponsor Hours

12:00pm EDT

SIG Roundtable: IIIF
A chance to ask any of your burning questions about IIIF and museums, and get an answer from the group. Have a think about what you want to know, and we'll try to use the session to answer everyone's queries.

Meeting notes available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/112A4vNGA0AQiq6ATd_4AakXQHgs7UzUXBbwbtRDPD_4/edit#

Speakers
avatar for Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass

Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass

Collections Data Manager, Yale Center for British Art
Emmanuelle is currently the Collections Information Manager at the Yale Center for British Art. In her current role, she oversees the creation of and access to the museum’s collections data. She plays the lead role in ensuring its intellectual and technical integrity. She identifies... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Roddis

Tristan Roddis

Director of Web Development, Cogapp
Tristan is a web technologist with over fifteen years experience working with museums and other cultural organizations. His is passionate about both the underlying technology and the way in which museum data can be represented and presented to users. He has attended MCN six time already... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 2
  SIG Roundtable

1:00pm EDT

Welcome to Experience Design & Immersive Technologies
Kick off the Experience Design & Immersive Technologies track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
avatar for Robin White Owen

Robin White Owen

Co-founder/Creative Producer, MediaCombo, Inc.
Robin is a Principal and co-founder of MediaCombo, Inc, a creator of immersive digital experiences for museums and businesses. Their most recent project is the Augmented Reality Audio Tour for The Morgan Library & Museum, co- produced with AR mobile tour platform, GuidiGO. Robin is... Read More →
avatar for Barry Joseph

Barry Joseph

Principal, Barry Joseph Consulting
Barry Joseph is a successful and innovative digital strategist with over 15 years in the museum space, 20 in education and in game design, and 25 in emerging media. Co-founder of Games for Change, Emoti-con, and Hive NYC. He knows a thing or two about seltzer. And Girl Scout Cookies... Read More →
avatar for Sam Minelli

Sam Minelli

Project Manager, M.E.T.A. S.r.l.
Data science and behaviour science researcher, project manager, trainer.Sam H. Minelli graduated in Electronic Engineering in Padua (Italy). He combines his technological studies to build new models for innovation and market exploitation. His work focuses on listening and studying... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Experience Design & Immersive Tech

1:15pm EDT

Can’t Touch This: the Promise and Perils of Gestural Interaction
We’ll use this session to share our learnings about what is exciting and interesting for gesture-based interactives in museums, as well as what is partially—and deeply—problematic. We’ll share a mix of past experiences, prototypes and R&D, and new sketches and ideas built out just for this talk. The latter half of our Campfire session will be a guided discussion, giving participants a chance to share their own experiences, ask questions, and dive deeper into topics they choose.

Slides are available here! (Presentation link sadly does not have GIFs)

Speakers
avatar for Brett Renfer

Brett Renfer

Creative Director, Bluecadet
An experience designer and maker, Brett specializes in creating narrative-based interactive environments. Brett’s work has ranged from projecting on the City Hall of San Jose to interactive dataviz for NASA to hands-on exhibits with the Muppets. Brett teaches courses on the future... Read More →
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Kimberly Gim

Associate Creative Director, Bluecadet


Thursday October 21, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Experience Design & Immersive Tech

1:15pm EDT

Climate Change and the Digital Experience: Developing Arctic Adventure at the Museum of Science, Boston
This session will focus on the new Arctic Adventure exhibition, which explores how technology is used in the Arctic and how these technologies are used to uncover evidence of and impacts of climate change. Speakers from MOS and Moment Factory will reflect on their experiences creating an immersive, accessible, content-rich exhibition that highlights the challenges/benefits of applying digital projection technologies to exhibits that transport visitors to the Arctic.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Ann Mesiti Caulfield

Leigh Ann Mesiti Caulfield

Manager of Strategy and Communication, Museum of Science, Boston
Leigh Ann Mesiti Caulfield is the Strategy and Communication Manager for the Learning & Research Division at MOS, where she has worked for the last decade. She's spent most of her career in the Museum's R&E department, conducting research and evaluation for a range of MOS exhibitions... Read More →
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Cloé St-Cyr

Multimedia Director, Moment Factory
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Alana Parkes

Manager of Exhibit Content Development, Museum of Science, Boston


Thursday October 21, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Experience Design & Immersive Tech

1:15pm EDT

Learning from an Open Approach: Activating Smithsonian Open Access as a Commissioning Case Study
Cooper Hewitt’s Interaction Lab launched Activating Smithsonian Open Access (ASOA) to create new digital experiences with the Smithsonian’s Open Access dataset. Thanks to Verizon 5G Labs, we awarded seven teams with $10,000 to prototype their ideas alongside structured support from Smithsonian, Verizon and external experts.

This panel will include ASOA leaders, stakeholders, evaluators, and participants to share a comprehensive picture of what we learned and how it will affect future work.

Speakers
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Lisa Walters

Executive Producer, Red Paper Heart
Lisa is a partner and an award-winning executive producer of Red Paper Heart, Her projects have been displayed in publications, art institutions, and venues around the world. 
avatar for Ryan King

Ryan King

Program Manager, Open Access Initiative, Smithsonian
didactics and digits.Ryan King is the Program Manager for the Smithsonian Open Access initiative. An open source evangelist, he joined the Smithsonian as a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art + Design's Exhibition Design M.A. program with a vision of fusing technology with the... Read More →
avatar for Jono Brandel

Jono Brandel

Principal, Jono, LLC
I mix two fundamental disciplines, graphic design and computer programming, to explore the expressive qualities of technology. I am a member of NEW INC's Cultural Futures where we are examining culture's relationship to technology.
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Kate Haley Goldman

Principal, HG&Co
Kate Haley Goldman is a planner, strategist, and evaluator with more than 25 years experience. She works with a broad range of museums, libraries, historical societies, large science centers, small nature centers, amateur clubs, organizations, and other like-minded institutions. With... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Lee

Jackie Lee

Founder, ScienceVR
Metaverse builder @sciencevr
avatar for Rachel Ginsberg

Rachel Ginsberg

Interaction Lab Director, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Rachel Eve Ginsberg is a creative strategist and experience designer exploring the relationship between information systems, interaction design and sensemaking. She is the founding director of the Interaction Lab at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, an embedded R&D program... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Experience Design & Immersive Tech

2:15pm EDT

A Journey through Transition
The presentation is about our API journey through the museum’s digital infrastructure transition. Since Cooper Hewitt debuted the API in 2012, it has been a valuable tool for its audiences. Yet in 2021, as we emerge out of the pandemic and multiple crises, the team found a redeveloped API is much needed in response to the new challenges. In collaboration with Knowledge Integration and Surface Impression, we want to share what we learned from this journey, both internally and with our audiences.

Speakers
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Kang Peng

Digital Engineer, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Kang Peng works as the Digital Engineer at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. He focuses on bringing the abundant collection information of Cooper Hewitt to its audiences around the world. His goal is to build a scalable, maintainable digital infrastructure that has the resilience... Read More →
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Rob Tice

Director, Knowledge Integration Ltd
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Peter Pavement

CEO, Surface Impression
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Crystal Ferrer

Collection Assistant, Cooper Hewitt
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Wendy Rogers

Registrar, Cooper Hewitt Museum


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Experience Design & Immersive Tech

2:15pm EDT

A Novel Approach: Literary Tools in Experience Design
For museum people, “storytelling” has been a buzzword for years. But beyond “everything is a story,” what can we learn from literature about how we tell stories in spaces?

In this session, we’ll share an approach to developing digital (and analog) experiences using techniques from literature to invite visitors to inhabit a story. Participants will put these tools into practice in a creative play and visioning session where we’ll all take on the role of creative storytellers.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Savage

Katie Savage

Associate Creative Director, Bluecadet
Katie is a creative director who creates personal and global narratives that captivate audiences and raise awareness. She uses illustration and graphic design to explore issues such as post-colonialism, memory, traditions, and the impact of language.
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Ksenia Dynkin

Bluecadet, Sr. Narrative Strategist
Ksenia is a strategist whose approach is informed by her passion for storytelling and public engagement with art, science, and history. Ksenia draws on a wide range of influences, from Russian folktales to Sunday morning cartoons.


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Experience Design & Immersive Tech

2:15pm EDT

Expanding and Enriching Metadata through Engagement with Communities
This panel discusses how cultural institutions are engaging various communities to co-create academic research and/or object metadata in order to increase representation and access to collections; highlighting how this is done in different ways to engage specific audiences and goals, i.e. graduate student assistantships, museum interactive experiences, crowdsourcing, and professional action groups.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica BrodeFrank

Jessica BrodeFrank

Digital Collections Access Manager, Adler Planetarium/ University of London
Jessica BrodeFrank is the Digital Collections Access Manager at the Adler Planetarium; and also studies with the University of London as a doctoral candidate in the Digital Humanities Program. Research at the University of London focuses on crowdsourcing as a means of digital engagement... Read More →
avatar for Bri Watson

Bri Watson

PhD Student, University of British Columbia School of Information
I am a PhD. student in the University of British Columbia’s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies, the Archivist-Historian for the Consensual Non-Monogamies taskforce of the American Psychological Association. I also run the queer history project 50 Years On, Man... Read More →
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Isabel Brador

Digital Asset and Collection Data Manager, The Wolfsonian-FIU
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Mia Ridge

Digital Curator, British Library


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Experience Design & Immersive Tech

3:15pm EDT

Experience Design & Immersive Technologies Recap
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Speakers
avatar for Robin White Owen

Robin White Owen

Co-founder/Creative Producer, MediaCombo, Inc.
Robin is a Principal and co-founder of MediaCombo, Inc, a creator of immersive digital experiences for museums and businesses. Their most recent project is the Augmented Reality Audio Tour for The Morgan Library & Museum, co- produced with AR mobile tour platform, GuidiGO. Robin is... Read More →
avatar for Barry Joseph

Barry Joseph

Principal, Barry Joseph Consulting
Barry Joseph is a successful and innovative digital strategist with over 15 years in the museum space, 20 in education and in game design, and 25 in emerging media. Co-founder of Games for Change, Emoti-con, and Hive NYC. He knows a thing or two about seltzer. And Girl Scout Cookies... Read More →
avatar for Sam Minelli

Sam Minelli

Project Manager, M.E.T.A. S.r.l.
Data science and behaviour science researcher, project manager, trainer.Sam H. Minelli graduated in Electronic Engineering in Padua (Italy). He combines his technological studies to build new models for innovation and market exploitation. His work focuses on listening and studying... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Experience Design & Immersive Tech

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Canada Documentary Heritage Communities Program
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Canada Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Schedule a conversation with Ihtesham Rashid, Manager, by emailing ihtesham.rashid@bac-lac.gc.ca. A meeting invitation will be sent shortly thereafter.

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) provides $1.5 million in contributions each year through the DHCP (“the Program”). This is a conditional payment issued to a recipient organization for a specific purpose, as outlined in a funding contribution agreement. LAC and the recipient organization sign a contribution agreement, which specifies the terms and conditions to receive payment. Every recipient organization is required to submit an interim report and a final report to LAC. LAC receives applications once every year through a call for proposals and funds the best project proposals after rigorous reviews of eligibility, feasibility and merit.

Objectives: The DHCP aims to ensure that Canada's continuing memory is documented and accessible to current and future generations.
The DHCP provides financial assistance to the Canadian documentary heritage community for activities that:
  • increase access to, and awareness of, Canada's local documentary heritage organizations and their holdings; and
  • increase the capacity of local documentary heritage organizations to better sustain and preserve Canada's documentary heritage

Who can apply: Local documentary heritage organizations eligible to apply to the DHCP are non-profit organizations that hold collections of mainly local or regional significance:
  • Archives
  • Genealogical organizations/societies
  • Historical societies
  • Indigenous organizations/government institutions
  • Libraries
  • Organizations with an archival component

What can be funded: The DHCP can provide funding for specific projects that relate to either or both of the program's objectives.
  • Objective 1: Increase access to, and awareness of, Canada's local documentary heritage organizations and their holdings.
  • Objective 2: Increase the capacity of local documentary heritage organizations to better sustain and preserve Canada's documentary heritage.

More information: Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Thursday October 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Getty Foundation
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Getty Foundation

Schedule a conversation with Associate Director Anne Helmreich via Calendly.

Schedule a conversation with Senior Program Officer Heather MacDonald via Calendly.

Brief description of the foundation and the digital projects they fund:

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Since 2013, the Getty Foundation’s Digital Art History initiative has supported both introductory and advanced training in the technical and conceptual aspects of digital practice for art historians, academics, and museum professionals. In addition, we have provided direct support for a small number of DAH projects since 2018, with a focus on spatial analysis (historical GIS, digital mapping, and 3D modeling of built cultural heritage) and image analysis (machine vision, pattern recognition, and visual search). Prior to launching the DAH initiative, the Foundation organized the Online Scholarly Cataloguing Initiative (OSCI), which from 2009 to 2015 supported nine museums piloting the transition of the scholarly museum collection catalogue to online platforms. The Foundation is not currently accepting new proposals in the Digital Art History initiative, as we are in the early stages of a strategic analysis of the initiative’s goals. We invite conversations with colleagues that can help us assess the state of the field, particularly in light of the digital turn experienced across the museum sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so that we can understand better the current needs and future directions. We plan to relaunch the DAH initiative in spring 2022.

Thursday October 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.


Institute of Museum and Library Services

Schedule a conversation with Helen J. Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist.


The mission of IMLS is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.


Several museum grant programs are available to support digital projects:
  • Museums for America and Inspire! Grants for Small Museums: These two grant programs support the development of digital tools and resources that help museums meet their individual strategic goals in relation to education programing, community engagement, and collections stewardship.
  • Museums Empowered: This grant program supports projects that use professional development and training to generate systemic change within individual museums of all types and sizes. One of the four project categories for this program is Digital Technology
  • National Leadership Grants for Museums: This grant program offers museums, universities, and nonprofits that serve the museum profession, an opportunity to take the lead on a high priority issue facing the museum field in the digital arena. Projects should address a need in the field and result in tools, resources, or findings that can be broadly used or adapted by others.


Thursday October 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Knight Foundation
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Knight Foundation

Schedule a conversation with Koven J. Smith, Senior Director/Arts, via Calendly.

The Knight Foundation believes that great art attaches people to place and to each other. Investing in arts and culture is central to Knight’s effort to build stronger, better informed and more engaged communities, the foundation of a healthy democracy. 

We fund artists and arts organizations that create, present and provide access to artistic excellence and inspire engagement. We invest across genres and increase the impact of our work by focusing funding in the eight communities (Miami, Macon, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Akron, Detroit, St. Paul, and San Jose) where Knight has offices.

Our investments focus on:
  • Authenticity and Inclusion: We fund to accelerate trends and activity naturally occurring in each community and support artists and organizations that reflect the diversity of the communities where we work. 
  • Development of Talent and Organizations: We seek to increase the capacity of artists and the sustainability of arts organizations.
  • Transformation: We invest in the use of technology to create new ways to explore and make art, to express culture, and to reach, expand and engage diverse audiences.





Thursday October 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Kress Foundation
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Kress Foundation

Schedule a conversation with Deputy Director Lisa W. Schermerhorn via Calendly.

Brief Description of the Foundation:
The Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the study, conservation and enjoyment of European art, architecture and archaeology from antiquity to the pre-modern era. Kress offers a range of grants and fellowships in defined program areas for historians of art and architecture, art conservators, and art museum professionals.

Digital Projects Funded:
The Digital Art History Grants program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history; for promising initiatives in online publishing; for the digitization of important visual resources (especially essential art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; and of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history).


Thursday October 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: National Endowment for the Humanities
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Schedule a conversation with Sheila A Brennan, Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, via Calendly.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports research, education, preservation, public programs in the humanities. Each division at the NEH offers programs that can support digital projects and engaging in digital methods across the humanities for different audiences. The following divisions offer grant programs of particular interest to MCN attendees:
  • Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) offers grant programs that fund project teams experimenting with digital technologies to develop new methodologies and approaches to the humanities research, teaching and learning, public engagement, and scholarly communications and publishing.
  • Division of Preservations and Access’s programs focus on ensuring the long-term and wide availability of cultural heritage resources, often through digital means, including enhancing access to these materials through interfaces such as maps or other types of visualizations.
  • Division of Public Programs supports humanities projects designed to reach large and diverse public audiences using many different formats, such as museum exhibition websites or on-site interactives, podcasts, digital games, mobile websites, and Virtual Reality experiences.
  • Office of Challenge Grants: run programs that strengthen institutional and organizational capacity for work in the humanities, including digital infrastructure.

Resources for applicants:


Thursday October 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Funders’ Office Hours: Thoma Foundation
Make an appointment with a program officer to discuss possibilities for funding your digital project. Representatives from several foundations are available to consult during the conference.

Thoma Foundation

Schedule a conversation with Sarah Rovang, Program Officer, via Calendly.

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift perceptions, spark creativity, and connect people across cultures. We lend and exhibit artworks from our collection and support innovative individuals and pivotal initiatives in the arts.
The Foundation runs several programs that support digital projects:
  • The Digital Changemaker Grant empowers small- and medium-size arts and cultural organizations to advance their digital strategies by funding innovative projects that reimagine the role and use of technology to engage audiences, promote digital innovation, and create community. 
  • The Thoma Foundation’s quarterly Grants for Nonprofits are available for diverse digital projects, including online convening, virtual exhibitions, and more.
  • Accredited museums are invited to borrow (for free!) from Thoma’s extensive collection of Digital & Media Art.





Thursday October 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 7 sponsored by Guru
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Guru.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Thursday October 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social

5:00pm EDT

Spacial Chat Happy Hour #1
Join us for happy hour in the MCN 2021 Spatial Chat “Museum” where you can contribute an object, meme, or label to our virtual museum. Head over to the “Calm” space to experience some museum yoga, meditation, and more to relax your mind between sessions. The “Nightlife” room provides the opportunity to learn from a couple of museums how to mix cocktails, test out some karaoke, hang out with your colleagues, and more! Check the #MCN2021 Slack Channel for the link and password!

Please note that you can access captions in Spacial Chat through Google Chrome: https://help.spatial.chat/hc/en-us/articles/4406143472018-Live-Captioning-

Speakers
avatar for Max Evjen

Max Evjen

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Max Evjen works at Michigan State University (MSU) as Faculty in the Department of Theatre, where he teaches Site-Specific Performance and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies program. He is also Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Tuesday, October 26
 

11:30am EDT

Discover the Power of Workflow Automation for Collections Management
Learn how to do more with less by automating critical processes for efficiency and consistency. Axiell’s workflow engine handles administrative tasks to give museum, archive and library staff more time to focus on their areas of expertise. We’d love to share with you how this technology works and what it can do for your organization!

Axiell is sponsoring this session.


Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Channel 1
  Sponsor Hours

12:00pm EDT

SIG Roundtable: Social Media
What have we learned in 2021 and what's coming in 2022. We'll discuss navigating social media within the context of institutional priorities, what's happening in the larger landscape of social media, and open the floor to discuss emerging strategies and concerns.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Munar

Jonathan Munar

Director of Digital, Art21
Jonathan Munar is the Director of Digital at Art21, heading the organization’s digital presence across Web, social media, and related platforms. Previously, Jonathan was a member of the Website department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has served on the board of the American... Read More →
avatar for Emily Haight

Emily Haight

Social Media Manager, New-York Historical Society
Emily Haight is the Social Media Manager at the New-York Historical Society. Previously, Emily managed social media, e-communications, planned advertising, and designed and coordinated graphic materials at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. She also previously managed social... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  SIG Roundtable

1:00pm EDT

Welcome to Why Museums?
Kick off the Why Museums? track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Green

Lindsey Green

Director, Frankly, Green + Webb
WK

Wided Khadraoui

Consultant, Misk Art Institute
Wided Khadraoui is an Amazigh-American writer, researcher, and curator. She's an art manager with experience in art institutions, commercial galleries, experiential firms, and museums. Her work explores capacity building, strategic initiatives, project management, and equity in the... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Betancur

Carolina Betancur

Museum Interpreter, Museums of Mississauga
Latina, she/her.  I started my career in the House of Memory Museum in Medellin Colombia, where led community projects related to peace, reconciliation and social innovation. I am currently working as a Museum Interpreter for Museums of Mississauga, Canada. I am always reading and... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Why Museums?

1:15pm EDT

It's not your fault: Stories of Resilience, Revisited. We’re going to need a better boat.
What has 2020 taught you about resilience? Can you bounce back? Over and over? The Digital Pivot overtaxed our resilience, leaving us stuck—in our situations, problems, thinking—tighter than the Ever Given in the Suez. Is there a tugboat that works? Should we even dig out? Offload? We’ll look at what we’ve learned about our practices & the industry as our pathways narrowed and burdens increased.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica BrodeFrank

Jessica BrodeFrank

Digital Collections Access Manager, Adler Planetarium/ University of London
Jessica BrodeFrank is the Digital Collections Access Manager at the Adler Planetarium; and also studies with the University of London as a doctoral candidate in the Digital Humanities Program. Research at the University of London focuses on crowdsourcing as a means of digital engagement... Read More →
avatar for Adrienne Adams (they/them)

Adrienne Adams (they/them)

PhD Student, University of Southern California
Former LACMA Emerging Arts Professional Fellow, where I worked with 8 departments including the Collection Information and Digital Assets Department. Current research in American Studies and Ethnicity program at USC focuses on how database architectures have historically structured... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Milby

Jessica Milby

Manager, Digital Records, Archives and Publications, Penn Museum
Jessica Milby adapted her fine arts and art history background into working with technology. As the Penn Museum's Manager of Digital Records, Archives, and Publications, she guides digital transitions, evolves museum procedures and content, develops new public resources, and advances... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Steinfels

Meredith Steinfels

Assistant Director, Digital Platforms, Media, & Archives, Dartmouth College


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Why Museums?

1:15pm EDT

One brick less in the wall: the case of the Baden State Museum
The Baden State Museum is developing its digital strategy. In view of an extensive renovation, visitors have been redefined as active users, digital user IDs have been introduced and a citizens' council has been established. Projects to build a digital platform and explore artificial intelligence are intended to accelerate dialogue and empowerment. In this Campfire session, we will explore the potential of these developments as steps towards the museum without walls.

Speakers
JB

Johannes Bernhardt

Digital Manager, Baden State Museum
Dr. Johannes C. Bernhardt is Digital Manager at the Baden State Museum. After ten years at the universities of Freiburg, Mannheim and Bochum, he moved to the Baden State Museum in 2017 to develop a digitisation concept for the Friedrich Creuzer Collection. In 2018-2020, he led the... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Thiel

Sonja Thiel

Digital Catalyst AI, Baden State Museum Karlsruhe, Germany
AI & MuseumParticipation & Collaboration Social Impact
avatar for Christiane Lindner

Christiane Lindner

Digital Catalyst / Project Lead museum x.o, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Why Museums?

1:15pm EDT

Stronger Together: Facing Retaliatory Tactics In Cultural Institutions
As we witnessed during the last couple of years, when staff organize seeking better practices and working conditions at institutions that have been unethical, colonial and/or toxic, we are often met with diverse patterns of control, abuse and retaliation. Boards and other decision makers can have unimaginable resources that most of us simply do not have access to: crisis management firms, expensive lawyers, PR firms, powerful friends, media influence, etc. The consequence of generations and generations of lack of accountability and transparency has left a sour taste in museum workers across the field; some leaving the field entirely, some too exhausted to even think of options, others stuck wanting to leave but unable to, others hoping that they can say the right thing for things to change for the better. 

This environment has particularly affected BIPOC and colleagues with disabilities, who are subjected to constant acts of discrimination.

Staff in many museums have lived in fear of being honest about the working conditions that we are subjected to, taking a stand can sound terrifying, even inconceivable.

This session will be an honest conversation about identifying patterns of narcissistic abuse in the museum sector, understanding how trauma makes us complicit in abusive systems and how we can protect each other from retaliatory practices. We will share examples of different types of tactics that decision makers have used to silence staff, control the narrative of the situation or even engage in union busting tactics. We will make time to build hope: this situation is not hopeless. It doesn't have to be. But that is up to us. 

This session is NOT under Chatham House Rules. I invite participants to attend as an act of courage and solidarity with those who have put themselves in danger to make the field better and more equitable for all of us.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Montiel de Shuman

Andrea Montiel de Shuman

Digital Experience Designer, Independent
Independent Digital Experience Designer & Cultural Advocate


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 3
  Why Museums?

2:15pm EDT

Collective Relevance: Curating Black Art & History Through Independent Praxis
The purpose of this interactive presentation is to introduce participants to ART | library deco an online African American digital library and repository. Participants will have the opportunity to subscribe to the library online in real time, interact with the library while listening to the presentation, visit the repository, and learn how to be included in two open access projects: ARCHIVE-it! & Black COVID-19 Index.

Speakers
avatar for kYmberly Keeton

kYmberly Keeton

Chief Library Curator, ART | library deco
kYmberly Keeton is a native Texan, a nationally published writer, an art librarian & archivist, and genealogy curator. By day, the ALA Emerging Leader and Library Journal 2020 Mover & Shaker is the Chief Artistic Officer of NOVELLA MEDIA, LLC, a creative multimedia production company... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Why Museums?

2:15pm EDT

Museums in 3021: Irrelevance? Or a Culture Built on Stewardship
It is 3021, museums disappeared a long time ago after waves of death and rebirth. The empty buildings are toured to show the reminiscent of dusty marble walls and empty offices: it is a reminder of what shall never be repeated again, a reminder of the death of museums.

You can imagine it, can’t you? 

In Barry Lord’s book Art & Energy he puts forth that culture can be tied to the dominant form of energy in a society. He sees a struggle between the culture of consumption, from the era of oil and natural gas, and the culture of stewardship, rising out of things like renewable energy. The culture of consumption prizes consumable experiences (including museum visits) in which ideologies are fashion and humans are a commodity. The culture of stewardship, however, fosters values of local engagement, preservation, sustainability, and transparency.

This session will take these ideas to their logical extreme - in the case of the culture of consumption we will look at a future where there is nothing left for the public in museums or for museum professionals after continued trauma that museums perpetuate on staff and marginalized populations; where technology and the digital are used for control, surveillance, and oppression, where museums are consigned to irrelevance and the dustbin of history. Humanity moved on. Boards and directors are gone. 

For the culture of stewardship, the session will use the lens of solarpunk science fiction: we will look at museums in 3021 and what a culture of stewardship in museums could look like. Cultural heritage institutions are often viewed as being rooted in the past, rather than at the cultural vanguard. With the coming of a culture of stewardship we as museum professionals have a rare opportunity to intervene not just in our cultural organizations, but to the public in general to foster values of equity, preservation and sustainability.

The session will end with looking at the direct future - realizing that between these two extremes there is a path forward - but pursuing it would require surmounting complex and even painful challenges. However, tackling those challenges would reform the digital and the field at large.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Munro

Jeremy Munro

Database Administrato, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Jeremy Munro is the Database Administrator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. He is responsible for managing the museum's TMS database and advising on the museum's digital initiatives. Professionally, he's interested in how people communicate on the internet, internet... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Montiel de Shuman

Andrea Montiel de Shuman

Digital Experience Designer, Independent
Independent Digital Experience Designer & Cultural Advocate


Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Why Museums?

3:15pm EDT

Why Museums? Recap
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Green

Lindsey Green

Director, Frankly, Green + Webb
WK

Wided Khadraoui

Consultant, Misk Art Institute
Wided Khadraoui is an Amazigh-American writer, researcher, and curator. She's an art manager with experience in art institutions, commercial galleries, experiential firms, and museums. Her work explores capacity building, strategic initiatives, project management, and equity in the... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Betancur

Carolina Betancur

Museum Interpreter, Museums of Mississauga
Latina, she/her.  I started my career in the House of Memory Museum in Medellin Colombia, where led community projects related to peace, reconciliation and social innovation. I am currently working as a Museum Interpreter for Museums of Mississauga, Canada. I am always reading and... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Why Museums?

4:00pm EDT

Museum Trivia Network sponsored by zetcom
Museum professionals know a ton of facts! Compete for the *Top Score* in this high-stakes game of Museum Trivia. Get ready to answer, score, and win a prize! 

Museum Trivia Network is designed by the MCN community to have fun, laugh together, share facts, and make new friends. Join us at this exciting Zoom event. 

Accessible visuals and text reader available.

Brought to you by zetcom.

Moderators
avatar for Barry Joseph

Barry Joseph

Principal, Barry Joseph Consulting
Barry Joseph is a successful and innovative digital strategist with over 15 years in the museum space, 20 in education and in game design, and 25 in emerging media. Co-founder of Games for Change, Emoti-con, and Hive NYC. He knows a thing or two about seltzer. And Girl Scout Cookies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ellice Engdahl

Ellice Engdahl

Digital Collections & Content Manager, The Henry Ford
avatar for Paige Dansinger

Paige Dansinger

Founding Director/CEO, Better World Museum
Paige Dansinger, Founder Horizon Art Museum; and Better World Museum. Oculus Launch Pad, Facebook MiniGame Accelerator, Pre-Alpha Facebook Horizon Community Creator, Inaugural Facebook Community Leadership Fellow.
avatar for Max Evjen

Max Evjen

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Max Evjen works at Michigan State University (MSU) as Faculty in the Department of Theatre, where he teaches Site-Specific Performance and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies program. He is also Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Channel 3
  Networking/Social

4:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 8 sponsored by Digital Transitions
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Don Youngberg and Eric Longo to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Digital Transitions.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Tuesday October 26, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Wednesday, October 27
 

10:00am EDT

Let's Talk Donate2 Stream2 Flex2: cart-free transactions leveraging Stripe, Brightcove, and more
Interested in learning more about how we can help you grow your member and donor base with cart-free transactions? Join us during this open office hour to ask questions, see real word examples from our clients covering donation forms to gated streaming video, and chat with our team! Members of our team will be on the call for general Q&A and will also be available to hop into a breakout room to talk one-on-one. Learn more at www.donate2.com.

L2 Interactive is sponsoring this session.

Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Channel 1

10:30am EDT

Decades of DAM: Get to Know Capture
What’s it like to have been in the digital asset industry for over 20 years? What are the learnings from decades of experience?

In this presentation, digital asset management (DAM) and media library vendor Capture Ltd, reflects on the evolution of the platform and services that they offer. This will include a short demonstration of the technology that’s currently used by many cultural and heritage organisations across the globe. There will also be time for Q&A.

Capture is sponsoring this session.

Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Channel 2
  Sponsor Hours
  • Chatham House Rules No
  • Session Recorded? No

12:00pm EDT

Welcome to Latin America
Kick off the Latin America track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Ana Martí

Ana Martí

Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València
Professor and researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de València. I Belong to the Institute of Design and Manufacturing (IDF) and the Department of Audiovisual Communication, Documentation and Art History (DCADHA). My research field focuses on the analysis of communication strategies... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
Channel 1
  Latin America

12:15pm EDT

Building Digital Capabilities at MALI (Museo de Arte de Lima)
From the beginning of the pandemic, Museo de Arte de Lima, with help of organizations such as Fundacion Telefonica, has been designing and experimenting new ways of mediating art through digital technologies in order to drive cross-sectional changes across the organization. From Web Art in collaboration with local artists, to the implementation of management tools and data scrums, our team at MALI has been experiencing new ways of understanding the public as well as its relation to the museum’s art collection.

In this panel we would like to share our learnings from this experience and open up a discussion regarding the challenges of driving digital change in a non profit organization in South America.

Speakers
avatar for Jose-Carlos Mariategui

Jose-Carlos Mariategui

Director, Alta Tecnología Andina
Writer, curator and independent scholar. Holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE (London). Dr. Mariátegui is the founder of Alta Tecnología Andina – ATA in Peru.  He was a member... Read More →
avatar for Raphaël Guyard

Raphaël Guyard

Digital platforms and content coordinator, Museo de arte de Lima / Lima Museum of Art
Digital transformation consultant for the cultural sector. M.A in Design from École de Design de l'Université Laval.


Wednesday October 27, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Latin America

12:15pm EDT

Small and Medium Museums Thriving on Digital
With fewer visitors at premises and always a shortage of resources – budgetary, human, technological- is it possible for small and medium museums to not just survive but thrive?
We’ll discuss opportunities brought to the forefront by digital with Spanish and Latin American museums, review some of the best practices of that museums and identify the biggest challenges ahead of us.

We will also explain REMED, an international museums network created during lockdown to help Spanish speaking professionals with the accelerated implementation of digital strategies.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN

Speakers
avatar for Conxa Rodà

Conxa Rodà

Co-director of Postgraduate in Digital Strategy, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya_Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Philologist, have worked in Communication, Content Strategy and Web architecture for the last 20 years. I have been Director of Strategy, Innovation and Digital Transformation at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC). for 7 years and the 5 years before that I was responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Ana Martí

Ana Martí

Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València
Professor and researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de València. I Belong to the Institute of Design and Manufacturing (IDF) and the Department of Audiovisual Communication, Documentation and Art History (DCADHA). My research field focuses on the analysis of communication strategies... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Latin America

1:15pm EDT

Current Horizons of Latin American Museums
Digital is threatening museums worldwide, but what is the panorama when speaking about Latin América? What can we learn from Latin American museums? In this panel we present a dialog between three main figures of Latin America: Américo Castilla, director of the Fundación TyPA, Argentina, Andrés Roldán, Director of the Parque Explora, Colombia, and Florencia Croizet, Museo Evita, Argentina, moderated by Ana Martí director of REMED

Speakers
avatar for Andres Roldan

Andres Roldan

Executive Director, Parque Explora
Andrés Roldán dirige el Parque Explora Museo Interactivo, Planetario y Acuario de la ciudad de Medellín, que tiene por misión inspirar, comunicar y transformar mediante escenarios de interacción para la apropiación pública del conocimiento científico, tecnológico y social... Read More →
avatar for Ana Martí

Ana Martí

Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València
Professor and researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de València. I Belong to the Institute of Design and Manufacturing (IDF) and the Department of Audiovisual Communication, Documentation and Art History (DCADHA). My research field focuses on the analysis of communication strategies... Read More →
avatar for Americo Castilla

Americo Castilla

Director, Fundación TyPA - Theory & Practice of the Arts. Argentina
Based in Buenos Aires, Fundación TyPA - Theory and Practice of the Arts, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting reflection and contact between cultures, establishing links that facilitate the acceptance of diversity, and promoting positive changes in Latin American museums... Read More →
avatar for Florencia Croizet

Florencia Croizet

Cultural manager, National Ministry of Culture- Argentina
Argentine museologist, with a post degree in Cultural industries in the digital convergence.She has worked in Argentine National museums since 2014 (Museo Yrurtia, Museo Evita). She is a professor at the Mexican Instituto de Curaduria y Restauracion. She also works as an independent... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Latin America

2:00pm EDT

Intercept: the Open Source Solution to Event Management
In 2018, Richland Library (SC) embarked on an ambitious goal: to engage with customers by tracking their attendance at programs and events and making recommendations based on their activity on their website. Three years, and much trial and error later, this open source customer engagement and event management system, developed by Aten Design Group and Richland Library, with a grant from the Knight Foundation, is being used by RAILS, a consortium of Illinois libraries and Camden County Library System (NJ), a mid-sized suburban county system, in addition to Richland’s urban, suburban and rural libraries.

All three systems use Intercept’s base code in different ways, all three are contributing to building up this new community, and all three depend on Intercept to engage their users, helping customers find more of what they love.

Join Sally Shaughnessy, Aten’s VP of Client Services and Project Manager for Richland’s Intercept build, along with Richland, RAILS and Camden County for a discussion on why Intercept is still the most flexible events management option for not just libraries, but any nonprofit with events and programming.

Aten Design Group is producing this webinar.

REGISTER HERE!

Sponsors
avatar for Jenna Van Oort

Jenna Van Oort

Marketing Manager, Aten Design Group
Founded in 2000, Aten Design Group is a full-service web strategy, design, and development company serving a broad range of clients making a positive impact on societies around the world. We work on large-scale, complex communications and data projects for organizations like Smithsonian... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

2:15pm EDT

What did we learn in Latin America? (Recap)
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Speakers
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Ana Martí

Ana Martí

Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València
Professor and researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de València. I Belong to the Institute of Design and Manufacturing (IDF) and the Department of Audiovisual Communication, Documentation and Art History (DCADHA). My research field focuses on the analysis of communication strategies... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Latin America

3:00pm EDT

Speed Networking 9 sponsored by Capture
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Eric Longo and Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Capture.



Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Digital Strategist, MCN

Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Thursday, October 28
 

12:00pm EDT

Mentorship Office Hours
Join us for an informal AMA (which should really be called 'Ask Us Anything') about the MCN Mentorship program.


Since its inception in 2017, MCN has matched about 20-25 pairs annually (the program runs January through November) and offers a unique professional development opportunity whether you are a veteran or a newbie in the museum tech community.

If you have questions about how it works, is it worth it, are you ready, in what capacity will you serve, what's a typical year like? then this AMA session is for you.


Applications for the 2022 program open on October 28 and are due by midnight ET on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Mentorship is an exclusive benefit of membership so you need to be a current member of MCN to participate in mentorship.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney OCallaghan

Courtney OCallaghan

Museum Technologist, Independent
avatar for Mark Osterman

Mark Osterman

Digital Experience Manager and Head of Education, Lowe Art Museum
Mark Osterman is a museum administrator, researcher, technologist and artist. He has a Doctor of Education with a research focus in arts, literacy and technology. Mr. Osterman has taught at Miami Dade College, facilitated specialized workshops in art educational theory and practice... Read More →
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Ryan King

Ryan King

Program Manager, Open Access Initiative, Smithsonian
didactics and digits.Ryan King is the Program Manager for the Smithsonian Open Access initiative. An open source evangelist, he joined the Smithsonian as a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art + Design's Exhibition Design M.A. program with a vision of fusing technology with the... Read More →
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Jocelyn Edens

Interpretation and Digital Engagement Associate, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


Thursday October 28, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  Professional Development

1:00pm EDT

An AMA with Museum Consultants
A panel of museum consultants will take any and all questions! We’ll tackle broad questions about why we chose this path, business development, and marketing; and then drill down into topics like rates, work-life balance, and navigating client relationships and expectations, as well as how museum staff can best work with consultants. With two rounds of breakout groups, participants will be able to ask their questions and tailor their session experience.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Ocello

Claudia Ocello

President & CEO, Museum Partners Consulting LLC
avatar for Chad Weinard

Chad Weinard

Museum Technologist, Independent
Chad Weinard is a technologist and strategist for museums and cultural organizations. His work explores collections, cultural data, museum infrastructures and strategy, creative technology and the intersection of digital humanities and data science. Most recently, he directed WCMA... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Redoglia

Lucy Redoglia

Consultant, Lucy Redoglia LLC
I’ve spent the majority of my professional career working in Digital Marketing for museums and cultural institutions. I got my start as Imaging Coordinator in the Web Group of the Digital Media Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009. I rose in the ranks of the team... Read More →
avatar for Emily Kotecki

Emily Kotecki

Principal, High Beam Strategies, LLC
Emily Kotecki is the founder and principal of High Beam Strategies, a museum learning and podcasting firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She recently published a free, downloadable guide called The Distance Learning Workbook: A Launch Guide for Museums. She is also the host and... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Digital Learning & Strategy Consultant, Miranda Kerr Consulting LLC
I lead organizations through digital transformation and education projects. I bring over 15 years of experience developing learner-centered programs for diverse audiences, with a strong focus on digital learning. I have expertise in digital frameworks, curriculum design, project management... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Channel 3
  Professional Development

1:00pm EDT

Cover Letters and Interviews: What is the Job Market Now?
This professional development session will lead participants through creating short and effective cover letters, in discussing why cover letters are important, and will engage in strategies for successful interviews, whether they be in person, over video conference software, or over phone. I will not have all the answers, so this will be a participatory session for presenter and attendees to generate strategies that we can share widely. This session is for everyone: EMP's, Mid-Level Career Professionals, or Veterans in the field, since there may be anytime that somone will be on the job market, and our discussion will rely on your thoughts and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Max Evjen

Max Evjen

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Max Evjen works at Michigan State University (MSU) as Faculty in the Department of Theatre, where he teaches Site-Specific Performance and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies program. He is also Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  Professional Development

1:00pm EDT

Make that Network Werk, Werk, Werk for EMPs
In this professional development session, we hope to tackle some ways that emerging museum professionals can use social media and NEMPN for networking, resource sharing, and professional development. We hope to touch on Museum Twitter, conferences, professional organizations, and the new NEMPN members' space as ways to engage with other emerging and established museum professionals.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Esten

Emily Esten

Curator of DH, Penn Libraries
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Sierra Van Ryck deGroot

Co-President, National Emerging Museum Professionals Network
Sierra is the Assistant Director of Education at Poster House in NYC. She has a BA in Art, Design, and Interactive Media, Fine Art, and Art History from Seton Hall University and a MSEd in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. She is also a co-president of the National... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Channel 2
  Professional Development

2:00pm EDT

Behind the Scenes: Understanding the Invisible Work of Museum Computing
This professional development session will engage participants in a round table discussion of the challenges, problems, and strategic solutions related to the invisible work of museum computing. Drawing upon preliminary results from 50 oral histories conducted in spring 2021 with museum tech professionals, this session will explore the invisibility of museum tech projects, and examine the wide-ranging responsibilities of museum tech professionals that take place behind-the-scenes in museums.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Marty

Paul Marty

Professor, Florida State University
Paul F. Marty, Ph.D is Professor in the School of Information, and Associate Dean in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. His research and teaching interests include museum informatics; technology, innovation, and culture; experience design; and... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Howes

Deborah Howes

President, Howes Studio Inc
As President of Howes Studio Inc, I work with museums and other educational organizations to design and improve their public engagement with digital tools. My passion is building pathways for museums to better collaborate with educators of all kinds and foster more inclusive, dynamic... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones

Program Director, Harvard University Extension School, Museum Studies
Katherine is the Program Director for the Museum Studies program at the Harvard University Extension School. Katherine has taught in the Museum Studies program at the Harvard Extension School for the last decade and has served as the Research Advisor since 2004. Katherine is the... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  Professional Development

2:00pm EDT

Stop, Cooperate, and LISTEN: Learning and Sharing in the Digital Workplace
In this session, we’ll invite participants to practice listening at depth through a variety of exercises. We will compare the tradeoffs in using questions, reflective statements, and silence/non-verbal communication as techniques to elicit a deep understanding of people’s inner thinking and guiding principles.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ropeik (she/her)

Rachel Ropeik (she/her)

Museum Educator/Museum Adventurer, independent
Rachel Ropeik is a museum educator and museum adventurer who brings thoughtful, playful, and progressive approaches to engaging people with art.
avatar for Robert Weisberg (he/him)

Robert Weisberg (he/him)

Senior Project Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
I've been at The Met for 27 years, which might be a feature or a bug … I work on label accessibility, publications (mostly print, but testing out digital), workflow, and related technologies. I also have a blog called Museum Human about organizational culture for cultural organ... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Bowen

Kyle Bowen

SuperHelpful, Principal
Kyle is the founder of SuperHelpful, a research firm devoted to helping museum leaders create more innovative organizations through progress-space research. Kyle launched the MAP Community to make progress-space research more accessible to museums.
avatar for Brittany Nazario (she/her)

Brittany Nazario (she/her)

Visitor Experience Manager, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
avatar for Tamara Schwarz

Tamara Schwarz

Principal / Consultant, Swiftwing Studio
As principal of Swiftwing Studio, I collaborate with clients to create memorable and educational experiences that matter to public audiences. My expertise includes exhibition and interpretive planning, content strategy and development for exhibitions and digital experiences, writing... Read More →
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Nathan Jones

Associate Curator of History, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
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Gretchen Henrich

Director of the Interpretive Education Division, Buffalo Bill Center of the West


Thursday October 28, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Channel 2
  Professional Development

3:00pm EDT

Developing and Managing a Successful Internship Program
In this session, participants learn about how to develop a project-based internship program that they can implement in their department. We will discuss different types of internships, how to structure them so that they have the best chance at success, and how your leadership is key to the process. Come with a project in mind and leave with concepts and example planning documents to help take the next steps.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Culbert

Caroline Culbert

Director of Communication and Engagement, Gund Gallery at Kenyon College
Caroline Culbert is a museum professional with over a decade of experience working in tech for art museums. Currently, she is Director of Communication and Engagement for the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College. Previously she served as Learning Resources Coordinator at the Ackland Art... Read More →
avatar for Krishnendu Adiyat

Krishnendu Adiyat

Researcher and Arts Administrator, Independent
Krishnendu or Indu as she is known by all,  is a post graduate in History from the University of Hyderabad, India. She is a recent graduate of Humber College's Arts Administration and Cultural Management program. Indu is interested in history, curation, and arts education to bring... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Channel 2
  Professional Development

3:00pm EDT

How to Train Staff to Support Social Media Efforts
Drawing from recent experience working together on an IMLS-funded workshop series to educate and inspire New-York Historical Society staff to be more involved with the museum’s social media, social media manager Emily Haight and consultant Lucy Redoglia will share their insights and strategy with attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Redoglia

Lucy Redoglia

Consultant, Lucy Redoglia LLC
I’ve spent the majority of my professional career working in Digital Marketing for museums and cultural institutions. I got my start as Imaging Coordinator in the Web Group of the Digital Media Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009. I rose in the ranks of the team... Read More →
avatar for Emily Haight

Emily Haight

Social Media Manager, New-York Historical Society
Emily Haight is the Social Media Manager at the New-York Historical Society. Previously, Emily managed social media, e-communications, planned advertising, and designed and coordinated graphic materials at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. She also previously managed social... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Channel 1
  Professional Development

4:00pm EDT

Cultural Futures Introduction and Listening Session
Join Salome and Eric to hear about MCN's collaborative project with NEW INC: Case Studies for Cultural Futures, check out some case studies included in the resource, talk about how you can contribute, and share your feedback to guide next steps.

You can also nominate a project you'd like to see documented in the resource with this form.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

Digital Strategist, MCN
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN


Thursday October 28, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Plenary/Keynote

5:00pm EDT

Spacial Chat Happy Hour #2
Join us for Happy Hour in the MCN 2021 Spatial Chat “Museum” where you can contribute an object, meme, or label to our virtual museum. Head over to the “Calm” space to experience some museum yoga, meditation, and more to relax your mind between sessions. The “Nightlife” room provides the opportunity to learn from a couple of museums how to mix cocktails, test out some karaoke, hang out with your colleagues, and more! Check the #MCN2021 Slack Channel for the link and password!

Please note that you can access captions in Spacial Chat through Google Chrome: https://help.spatial.chat/hc/en-us/articles/4406143472018-Live-Captioning-

Speakers
avatar for Max Evjen

Max Evjen

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Max Evjen works at Michigan State University (MSU) as Faculty in the Department of Theatre, where he teaches Site-Specific Performance and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies program. He is also Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Tuesday, November 9
 

12:00pm EST

Welcome to Big Ideas!
Kick off the Big Ideas track with your track co-leads.

Speakers
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Tuesday November 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EST
Channel 1
  Big Ideas

12:15pm EST

Big Ideas Keynote: Porchia Moore
What is digital in the context of today’s civil rights movement, and the growing backlash against it? What big ideas are needed to advance equity within our digital work? Join nikhil and Porchia for a candid conversation on all this and more.

Speakers
avatar for nikhil trivedi

nikhil trivedi

Art Institute of Chicago, Director of Engineering
I'm the Director of Engineering at a museum in Chicago as well as a facilitator, educator, and community builder. My experience planning and executing complex web projects has also brought me to work with institutions to create concrete plans around the healing and accountability... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
Channel 1
  Plenary/Keynote

1:15pm EST

The Mythologies of Museums
In an era of radical introspection and desire for change, we need to understand our shared mythologies about museums, practical examples of how we can do things differently, and the ripple effect across the organization for our most basic decisions. This session uses a panel to discuss and interrogate these fundamental myths: Collections, Academic / Scholarly Purpose, Digital Will Save Us, Sources of Money, Programming, Question of Campus / Buildings, and Staffing. We can do things differently.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Chun

Susan Chun

Consultant, Susan Chun, Cultural Heritage Research and Consulting
Susan Chun is a California-based cultural heritage consultant and researcher, focusing on the intersection of publishing, information strategy, and technology. Until recently, she was Chief Content Officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where she was responsible for the... Read More →
HR

Heidi Reitmaier

Executive Director, myseum
Heidi Reitmaier is currently the executive director of myseum, a new City Museum of Toronto. She has held leadership roles at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and has worked as a curator at the Vancouver... Read More →
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sherri wasserman

designer, (independent)
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Bruce Wyman

Consultant, USD Design | MACH Consulting
Bruce has spent much of the last two and a half decades doing museum work focusing on both museum and technology strategy and implementation, exhibit design, content development, user experience and interface design, special technology projects, and internet development. He has consulted... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Channel 2
  Big Ideas

1:15pm EST

We can do more together: sharing a collection management system
Since the mid-1990s, six museums in Western Massachusetts have shared one CMS. The arrangement enables significant collaboration on research and exhibitions, reduces certain costs and regional collection redundancies, and allows the public to search all six repositories’ collections at once. Using the example of a current project to correct metadata about and enhance access to Indigenous American collections, this session will detail how the shared CMS promotes collaborative data creation, management, and cost-sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Evans

Carrie Evans

Data Specialist, Five Colleges, Incorporated
Currently the Data Specialist for the Mellon Collections Management Commons project at Five Colleges. Art information professional interested in how collaboration and interoperability between library, archives, and museum collections data can foster access. I like to learn about collections... Read More →
avatar for Erin Richardson

Erin Richardson

Project Manager, Museum Collections Management Commons Project
Dr. Erin Richardson has been helping museums get real about their collections for over 20 years. She is currently the Project Manager for the Museum Collection Management Commons at Five Colleges, Inc. and is the Founder and Principal of Frank & Glory, a museum services firm. Her... Read More →
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Isabel Cordova

Assistant for Indigenous American Collections, Five Colleges, Inc.
avatar for Hilary Caws-Elwitt

Hilary Caws-Elwitt

IT Analyst, Five Colleges, Inc.


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Channel 4
  Big Ideas

1:15pm EST

“It’s not a companion.” One story. Two exhibitions.
Online exhibitions are often “companion websites” to a museum exhibition. During the development of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s new special exhibition, Burma’s Path to Genocide, we created two experiences to meet the needs of audiences while adhering to the same guiding principles and content goals. This session will explore digital storytelling for web and physical spaces and share techniques for making decisions that are audience-centered and subject-centered.

Speakers
avatar for Silvina Fernandez-Duque

Silvina Fernandez-Duque

Product Mananger, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Silvina Fernandez-Duque is product manager of Future Projects in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She explores new ideas for digital learning and storytelling, focusing on the intersection of educational content and technology... Read More →
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Han Xie

User Experience Designer, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
avatar for Alison Kitchens

Alison Kitchens

Senior Web Producer, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Alison is a Senior Web Producer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She creates and manages content for digital projects and evaluates how audiences are engaging with that content.
avatar for Jamison Harchar

Jamison Harchar

Exhibit Designer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Channel 3
  Big Ideas

2:15pm EST

Digital Collections as Product
This session will approach the question: "What is the future of online collections?" As many examples move from standalone project to long-running product, what do they look like and who are they for? How do they fit within a museum's digital content architecture—and within the context of the internet as a whole? As they shift beyond an object-centered model focused on data publishing to a user-centered one, how does that impact how they are designed, developed, maintained, and funded?

Speakers
avatar for David Newbury

David Newbury

Head of Software Development, J. Paul Getty Trust
David Newbury is the Head of Software at Getty, where he leads the teams that develop and support Getty's software products and platforms. To do this, he works with cultural heritage professionals, researchers, scientists and technologists to find common solutions to technical and... Read More →
avatar for Dan Brennan

Dan Brennan

Museum Application Developer, Princeton University Art Museum
Dan Brennan is the Museum Application Developer at the Princeton University Art Museum where he leads the museum's Art Information + Systems team, a group responsible for data modeling and standards, digital products like APIs and the online collection, and internal systems that support... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Channel 2
  Big Ideas

2:15pm EST

Lost Jobs, Found Voices: A Documentary Theatre Exploration of Professional Loss
What does a digital record of the professional loss we experienced in 2020 look like? We propose a project using creative storytelling to document stories of professional loss experienced. Cultural workers experienced displacement—whether through layoffs, untenable working conditions, or family caregiving. We propose a project that we will debut during MCN 2021— a documentary audio play based on interviews conducted with museum workers who experienced pandemic-related career transitions.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ropeik (she/her)

Rachel Ropeik (she/her)

Museum Educator/Museum Adventurer, independent
Rachel Ropeik is a museum educator and museum adventurer who brings thoughtful, playful, and progressive approaches to engaging people with art.
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Alli Hartley-Kong

Playwright, Independent
Alli Hartley-Kong is a playwright, poet and museum educator. Her arts journalism work has appeared in Hyperallergic and Smithsonian, and her short plays have been produced nationally and internationally. This project is part of her overall explorations of the connections between theatrical... Read More →
avatar for Mimosa Shah

Mimosa Shah

Graduate Student, MS in LIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences
Mimosa Shah is a graduate student currently working towards her master's degree in library and information sciences through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's distance learning program LEEP. A former public library worker and perennial museum nerd, she enjoys connecting... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Channel 4
  Big Ideas

2:15pm EST

Pandemic-Era Video Showcase and Critique
The pandemic forced video creators to navigate the challenges of producing video in less-than-ideal circumstances, no doubt sparking innovations and ideas that will have a lasting impact on museum video production. By screening a selection of audience-submitted video projects, this showcase will highlight these new ideas, delivering expert feedback to participating producers and serving as inspiration for content creators of all kinds.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Munar

Jonathan Munar

Director of Digital, Art21
Jonathan Munar is the Director of Digital at Art21, heading the organization’s digital presence across Web, social media, and related platforms. Previously, Jonathan was a member of the Website department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has served on the board of the American... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Waggoner

Ryan Waggoner

Director of Creative Services, Spencer Museum of Art
Ryan Waggoner is the Director of Creative Services at the Spencer Museum of Art. His work at the museum includes digitizing the collection, photographing exhibitions and events, producing documentary-style videos, and providing direction for the museum’s digital platforms. Waggoner... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Wambold

Sarah Wambold

Executive Producer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sarah Wambold is an executive producer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her diverse portfolio of projects includes websites, documentary-style videos, digital publications, user-experience research, an augmented reality application, and an award-winning podcast. She has worked for... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Cowan

Sarah Cowan

Senior Video Producer, Museum of Modern Art
Sarah Cowan is a content producer specializing in video production. She is (very newly!) the Senior Video Producer at The Museum of Modern Art leading the video team there. Previous she was a Producer/Editor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Digital Department's Content team where... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Channel 3
  Big Ideas

3:15pm EST

Big Ideas! Recap
Review and discuss the key ideas that came out of the day with co-leads and presenters. More about how this session will be structured soon.

Speakers
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast


Tuesday November 9, 2021 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Channel 1
  Big Ideas

4:00pm EST

Speed Networking 10 sponsored by Lucidea
Limited Capacity seats available

Join facilitators Eric Longo and Don Youngberg to meet other MCN attendees with some speed networking!
  • Each session consists of a series of breakout rooms with several participants.
  • Tell us where you're from, what you're curious about, and more—just be quick!
  • Every session lasts only 30 minutes and accommodates up to 80 participants.
  • Advance sign-up required.

Brought to you by Lucidea.

Moderators
EC

Erin Canning

Board member, MCN

Speakers
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast



Tuesday November 9, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Channel 1
  Networking/Social

8:00pm EST

Karaoke
MCN KARAOKE IS HERE. We may not be able to completely take over a local karaoke place, but we can still gather, dance, laugh, and sing our hearts out together. MCN Karaoke is a judgement-free space and is welcoming to all. You don't even have to sing to attend! We're so glad you almost made it, and while everybody wants to rule the world, we won't stop believing that we're all tiny dancers who are just living on a prayer.

Here's some info to help make your karaoke experience the absolute BEST:

* Use headphones for your audio. Without headphones, your audio might cut in and out when you're singing, and we want to be able to hear you!

* We're asking people to prepare their own songs on YouTube and share their screens while they sing. To find a karaoke song on YouTube, go to youtube.com, type the name of your song + karaoke, e.g., "bohemian rhapsody karaoke". Take a listen to the first few results, and you should find one that works.

* Join the #karaoke Slack channel for karaoke updates!

Speakers
avatar for nikhil trivedi

nikhil trivedi

Art Institute of Chicago, Director of Engineering
I'm the Director of Engineering at a museum in Chicago as well as a facilitator, educator, and community builder. My experience planning and executing complex web projects has also brought me to work with institutions to create concrete plans around the healing and accountability... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Channel 1
  Networking/Social
 
Wednesday, November 10
 

11:00am EST

Digital Transitions Presents: Film Scanning in the Modern Era
Digitizing film and transmissive materials can be a complex process, but Digital Transitions' modern tools and processing methods make preservation grade imaging accessible to institutions of all sizes. Learn the basics of handling, capture, and image processing with DT Heritage solutions in this session with product manager Arnab Chatterjee.

Speakers
AC

Arnab Chatterjee

Digital Transitions


Wednesday November 10, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
  Sponsor Hours

12:00pm EST

Global Recap Panel
Join Ross Parry and Lauren Vargas in conversation with the track leads as they will attempt to synthesize the key takeaways, trends and insights from MCN 2021.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Green

Lindsey Green

Director, Frankly, Green + Webb
avatar for Barry Joseph

Barry Joseph

Principal, Barry Joseph Consulting
Barry Joseph is a successful and innovative digital strategist with over 15 years in the museum space, 20 in education and in game design, and 25 in emerging media. Co-founder of Games for Change, Emoti-con, and Hive NYC. He knows a thing or two about seltzer. And Girl Scout Cookies... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Vargas

Lauren Vargas

Independent Researcher and Consultant, Your Digital Tattoo
https://yourdigitaltattoo.com/
avatar for Melanie Garcia Sympson

Melanie Garcia Sympson

Curatorial Associate, The Block Museum of Art
avatar for Marty Spellerberg

Marty Spellerberg

Principal, Spellerberg Associates
Research, design and development for artists, museums, cultural institutions. Director of Spellerberg Projects, an art space in Lockhart TX.
avatar for Victoria Stasiuk

Victoria Stasiuk

Founder and President, Victoria Stasiuk, Arts and Culture Consulting
Victoria Stasiuk, Owner of VS Associates, Arts and Culture Consulting sees the importance of building resilience in the cultural sector through digital strategies and online experiences. In our current times, it is crucial to maintain access and equity to culture as an essential food... Read More →
avatar for Lyn Hsieh

Lyn Hsieh

Department Manager, Education, The Museum of Modern Art
avatar for Ross Parry

Ross Parry

Professor of Museum Technology, University of Leicester
I am Deputy Head of School and Professor of Museum Technology in the School of Museum Studies, at the University of Leicester (UK), and interim Director of the Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies. I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Board member... Read More →


Wednesday November 10, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Channel 1
  Plenary/Keynote

1:00pm EST

Open Space Discussions sponsored by L2 Interactive
Interested in continuing an earlier conference discussion? Is there a topic you wish was covered during MCN 2021, but it wasn't? Are you looking for other attendees who might have the same questions as you? Welcome to Open Space Discussions (OSD).

During this session, we will gather topics and designate a breakout room and a time for your discussion. Session attendees can participate in any of the dozens of topical sessions generated and may move from topic to topic as often as desired. Come and discover the most fruitful conference experience since the coffee break.

Brought to you by L2 Interactive.

Speakers
avatar for Don Youngberg

Don Youngberg

Principal, Don Youngberg Consulting
MCN Board Member and Community Enthusiast



Wednesday November 10, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Channel 1
  Big Ideas

2:45pm EST

Closing Keynote: Cyd Harrell
The Civic Digital Sphere

There are many lessons for digital practitioners from the pandemic, and even more questions. Cyd will bring together stories from safety net services, courts, and vaccine rollouts to ask how practitioners across the public sector can work together to lay the groundwork for a more resilient & rich digital public sphere in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Max Evjen

Max Evjen

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Max Evjen works at Michigan State University (MSU) as Faculty in the Department of Theatre, where he teaches Site-Specific Performance and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management & Museum Studies program. He is also Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cyd Harrell

Cyd Harrell

Civic Design Consultant & Author, independent
I'm a UX researcher & civic technologist, excited to talk about digital everything!



Wednesday November 10, 2021 2:45pm - 3:15pm EST
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  Plenary/Keynote

3:15pm EST

Closing Send Off
Stay to hear Yvonne Lee, MCN incoming President for 2021, Seema Rao, incoming VP/President-Elect, and Eric Longo conclude MCN 2021 and share some exciting announcements.

Moderators
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Erin Canning

Board member, MCN

Speakers
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Seema Rao

deputy director, Akron Art Museum
With twenty years of museum experience, mostly at the border of education and technology, Seema Rao is aching for museums that are just as good for collections as people. She works in museums in her days and thinks about museums in the evenings.
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Yvonne Lee

Head of Integrated Systems, Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Yvonne Lee is the Head of Integrated Systems in Digital and Technology at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, where she is currently selecting and implementing the first institution-wide shared DAM platform for images, videos, and documents. Previously she served... Read More →


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