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Museums and the Web

Statue of Rocky outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

A group of us here recently attended the annual Museums and the Web conference, held this year in Philadelphia.  The conference brings together museums from around the world to explore the role of technology in our various initiatives – whether they be online, in the galleries, or even in how our museums function.  Between lunch runs to Reading Terminal Market (amazing), the references to Ben Franklin (ever-present), and meeting with colleagues old and new (always a highlight), we each came away with a list of projects/ideas/encounters that grabbed our attention and will inspire our work throughout the upcoming year.  Here are our top takeaways from this year’s conference:

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Filed under: Museum Community, New Media, Road Trip, Technology, Travel

 

Immersed with the fishes

This weekend I visited my family up in Chicago. In addition to eating pizza, walking in the forest preserve with the dogs, and playing board games, we participated in another family tradition – a visit to the museum campus downtown. Having fond memories of these adventures, it’s no wonder I found my way into the museum community as a professional. Now I get to enjoy the museum-going experience both as an interested visitor and as an applications developer looking for inspiration.

Small fish

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Filed under: Around the Web, Museum Community, Road Trip

 

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