‘Much more than just touchscreens and Facebook Live campaigns’ – Museums+Tech 2016 views from Jessica Davies

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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, […]

Proposal: replace formal ‘Spring’ regional events with informal events

The goal for distributed events The MCG’s mission is to connect, support and inspire people working with technology in museums. Our goal in changing event formats is to achieve our mission by reaching more people so they can access the resources of the wider digital heritage community and create stronger local networks. Working with locals […]

AGM 2016

Annual General Meeting 2016 19 October 2016, Wellcome Collection Apologies for Absence Johanna, Michael, Mariann, Ivan, Rebecca, Martin, Brain Minutes of the last AGM Minutes No objections were raised to the minutes. MCG Chair’s report 2016 (Mia) The process of posting reports for the Annual General Meeting, begun in 2012 as part of our drive […]

#musetech16 keynote Q&A: Shelley Bernstein

The closing keynote for our Museums+Tech 2016 conference is Shelley Bernstein, Chief Experience Officer at the Barnes Foundation. You’ll know her work at Brooklyn Museum including the mobile live Q&A app ASK Brooklyn Museum, crowd-curation projects Split Second, Click! and GO and more. We’re looking forward to her discussion of the challenges of moving between two very […]

#musetech16 Keynote Q&A: Sebastian Deterding

The opening keynote for our Museums+Tech 2016 conference is Sebastian Deterding. Sebastian is a designer and researcher working on playful and motivational design who’ll share his expertise on ‘Designing for Curiosity’. We think his wide, international perspective and deep expertise in design is the perfect opening to the day. We asked our keynotes to answer […]

Lunchtime tours at Museums+Tech 2016

We always like to offer something a bit special when our events are held in a museum. This year you can explore Wellcome’s permanent galleries or check out Bedlam: the asylum and beyond. Or you can go behind the scenes for a tour of one of the Internet Archive’s 33 book scanning centres and see […]

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