An update from the MCG Committee: Meet the committee

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An update from the MCG Committee: Meet the committee

Following on from our last blog post, which re-introduced the MCG to you all, we thought we would go one step further and re-introduce the committee itself. You can find detailed profiles on each committee member on our website, through ‘The MCG Committee’ page. This blog post, however, should give you a brief introduction to […]

An update from the MCG Committee: Who we are

In the lead up to our November conference, Museums+Tech 2017, and our 35 year anniversary, we thought it would be as good a time as any to reaffirm our values. On our website’s ‘about page’, we describe ourselves as a “UK-based independent group for museum, gallery, cultural heritage and education professionals who work with or […]

MCG’s Museums+Tech 2017 – first call for proposals

Museums+Tech 2017 will be held at the Imperial War Museum, London, on Friday 3 November 2017. This call for proposals closes at midnight (London time) on Sunday, 30 April 2017 Wednesday May 3rd (extended to allow for the bank holiday). MCG’s Museums+Tech 2017: tech in a divided world 2017 is set to be a challenging year […]

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Changing how we manage MCG Membership

We are currently updating how we manage MCG membership to make it easier to keep track of members, and for members to update their details with us as they move jobs or change emails. We’re currently emailing everyone on our membership registry about this and asking them to add their details to our new list […]

Community discussion: Google Cardboard

MCG discussion list member Kate posted to ask for example Google Cardboard projects, and very kindly followed up with a post summarising comments and projects using these cheap virtual reality headsets. We’ve shared it here to make it easier to find. Over to Kate: Jon Pratty says museums are behind the wider arts sector, but […]

My Experience from Museums+Tech16 by Alice Rose

Even though ‘digital’ is not in my job title as a museum documentation assistant, I really wanted to attend the Museums Computer Group Museums+Tech conference.  My interest was sparked earlier in the year when I attended a seminar on digitisation which whet my appetite for the diverse range of applications of technology in all aspects […]

Museums+Tech 2016 #musetech16 Recap

Report by Carmen Talbot, Assistant Curator – Historic Collections of Devon & Cornwall Police Conference Storified by Jessica Suess The theme for the Museums+Tech 2016 conference was ‘Sharing Our Stories’, but opening keynote speaker Sebastian Deterding, for me, really redefined the day as being about an exploration of curiosity (as well as offering the stand-out […]

Rosie Kliskey, Museums+Tech 2016 Volunteer, shares her experience

As part of Museums+Tech 2016 we had a number of people volunteer to assist us with running the event and helping to make it the success that it was. One of these volunteers, Rosie Kliskey, shares her experience with us: This year was my first time visiting the Museums+Tech conference. A colleague passed on the […]

MCG’s Museums+Tech Conference 2016 – as it happened

The Museums Computer Group’s annual conference, rebranded as Museums+Tech, took place at the Wellcome Collection on 19 October 2016 and was attended by over 190 delegates from across the sector. Thanks to the MCG committee and volunteers who worked on all the tiny details that made the day work so well. We had two inspirational keynotes, […]

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