Jennifer Trant firstname.lastname@example.org
Museums and the Web 2007
April 11 – 14, 2007
San Francisco, California, USA
the 11th annual international gathering of the best in culture and heritage on the Web
Preliminary Program Available
Full abstracts of all accepted papers, workshops mini-workshops, and interactions are now on the MW2007 Web site, along with biographies of presenters.
We owe a vote of thanks to the members of the MW2007 International Program Committee (listed below). They helped us review over 215 submissions, and select the 43 papers, 14 mini-workshops and 4 Professional Forums that make up the core of the MW2007 program.
Speakers List On-line
A full list of speakers, with links to biographies and abstracts is available on-line. Once again, we’ve got an international group of presenters from a great mix of institutions.
You Can Still Participate
If you missed the deadline for paper proposals, but want to highlight your latest work you have until December 31, 2006 to propose to demonstrate your Web site.
If you’d like design-related feedback, you can have your site featured in the Crit Room. See http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/interact/index.html#crit
There’s also the ever popular Usability Lab as a way of getting a real-time assessment on your site. See http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/interact/index.html#useability
We’re also looking for topics (and conveners) for Birds of a Feather Breakfast, and new Birds of a Feather Lunch Tables. Let us know by email to email@example.com if you have an idea for discussion or would like to get a group together.
Best of the Web Nominations
Nominations are open for the Best of the Web awards, from now until January 7, 2007. Tell the judges why your favourite site should be the best of the web.
Registration forms for MW2007 are now available. Early registration ends December 16, 2006. Please remember that registration rates are calculated based on the date payment is received. Give yourself enough lead-time to get institutional cheques produced, or use a credit card when you register on-line, at the last minute.
MW2006 participants say Museums and the Web “stimulate[s] new ways of seeing in both the museum + virtual world”. We hope you’ll join this group of “smart, passionate people, grappling with issues that matter” this April, in San Francisco.
All the best,
jennifer and David
Co-Chairs, Museums and the Web 2007
Join hundreds of your colleagues at the only annual conference exploring the on-line presentation of cultural and heritage content across institutions and around the world: Museums and the Web.
Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyze the issues and impacts of networked cultural and natural heritage. Together, we are transforming communities and organizations.
The MW Program
MW always features plenary sessions, parallel sessions, museum project demonstrations, commercial exhibits, mini-workshops, professional forums, a usability lab, a design ‘Crit Room,’ and the Best of the Web awards. Prior to the conference, there are full-day and half-day pre-conference workshops and a day of pre-conference tours.
Social events include receptions each evening, a Birds-of-a-Feather Breakfast and a Lunch, and plenty of refreshment breaks to provide hours of discovery and debate among hundreds of colleagues from around the world.
The MW2007 Program is selected through peer-review by an International Program Committee. The deadline for Program Proposals was September 30, 2006. Demonstration proposals will be accepted through December 31, 2006. Download the Preliminary Program (PDF).
Who Attends MW?
Webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, and archives join the professionals, companies, foundations and governments that support them and attend Museums and the Web every year. See the list of institutions represented at MW2006 for a sense of the diversity of this fun, creative and enthusiastic group.
MW2007 Program Committee
Peter Bruce, Director General, Information Technology Branch, Library and Archives of Canada, Canada
Sebastian Chan, Manager Web Services, Powerhouse Museum, Australia
Rich Cherry, Director of Administration, Operations and Finance Skirball Cultural Center, USA
Costis Dallas, Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Management and Advanced Technologies, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, and Vice Chairman, PRC Group SA, Greece
Marthe de Vet, Head of Education and Public Services, Van Gogh Museum, The Netherlands
Jim Devine, Head of Multimedia, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Gail Durbin, Head of V&A OnLine, Victoria & Albert Museum, United Kingdom
Jane Finnis, Director, 24 Hour Museum, United Kingdom
Franca Garzotto, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kati Geber, Manager, Research and Business Intelligence, Canadian Heritage Information Network, Canada
Stefan Göbel, Digital Storytelling, Head, ZGDV Darmstadt e.V., Germany
Timothy Hart, Director, Information Multimedia & Technology, Museum Victoria, Australia
Susan Hazan, Curator of New Media, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Eero Hyvönen, Professor, Laboratory of Media Technology, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Finland
Michael Jenkins, Manager, Met Images, Office of the Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Brian Kelly, Team Leader and Web Focus, UKOLN, United Kingdom
Mike Lowndes, Interactive Media Manager, The Natural History Museum, United Kingdom
Paul Marty, Assistant Professor, College of Information, Florida State University, USA
James Michalko, Vice President of RLG-Programs Development, OCLC-RLG, USA
Dana Mitroff, Head of Online Services, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Kris Morrissey, Director, Museum Studies, Michigan State University, USA
Liddy Nevile, Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Australia
Ross Parry, Lecturer in Museums and New Media, Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Darren Peacock, School of Management, University of South Australia, Australia
Jemima Rellie, Head of Digital Programmes, Tate, United Kingdom
Ed Rodley, Content Developer, Research, Development & Production, Museum of Science, Boston, USA
Stephanie Stebich, Director, Tacoma Art Museum, USA
Christopher J. Terry, President & CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation, Canada
Kevin von Appen, Associate Director, Daily Experience Operations, Ontario Science Centre, Canada
Bruce Wyman, Director of New Technologies, Denver Art Museum, USA
Jennifer Trant and David Bearman
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