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published: March 2004
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Museums and the Web 2002: Welcome
The international conference about museums and the Web!

The eighth annual Museums and the Web conference took place March 31 - April 3, 2004. MW2004 was the premier international venue to review the state of the Web in arts, culture, and heritage.

When is the Next MW Conference?

Museums and the Web 2005
April 13-17, 2005
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The MW2004 Program
MW2004 opened with a plenary address from Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards, and closed with a paper from Peter Samis, of the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

The formal program at MW2004 included plenary sessions, parallel sessions, museum project demonstrations, dozens of commercial exhibits, full-day and half-day pre-conference workshops, and one-hour mini-workshops combined with a day-long usability lab, a design "crit room", and the Best of the Web awards.The informal program at MW2004 included pre-conference tours, evening receptions each night, Birds-of-a-Feather breakfasts, and hours of discovery and debate among hundreds of colleagues from around the world.

Get the Book & Read the Papers
All papers presented at MW2004 are peer reviewed. Selected Papers are available in print, accompanied by a CD-ROM with all the papers presented at the meeting. Order on-line through Archives & Museum Informatics at http://www.archimuse.com/pub.order.html

All papers for MW2004 are also on-line.You can also find papers from past MWs on-line: follow the links from the Integrated Speakers List or Search the Archives & Museum Informatics Web Site.

Who Came?
Webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, and directors who work in museums, galleries libraries, archives, historic sites, and the professionals and companies that support them attended MW2004. See the list of institutions represented for a sense of the diversity.

Archives & Museum Informatics awarded five scholarships to enable international museum professionals to attend MW2004.

Need More Information?
Download the Final Program (PDF - 944 KB) or the Information Sheet (PDF).

Conference Co-Chairs

David Bearman and Jennifer Trant
Archives & Museum Informatics

MW2004 Program Committee

Lorna Abungu
Nairobi, Kenya

Ann Borda
Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

Jim Devine
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland

Gail Durbin
V&A Museum
London, United Kingdom

Franca Garzotto
Politechnico di Milano
Milan, Italy

Stefan Göbel
Computer Graphics Center

Riikka Haapalainen
Finnish National Gallery
Helsinki, Finland


Susan Hazan
The Israel Museum,
Jerusalem, Israel

Paul Marty
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL, USA

Slavko Milekic
University of the Arts
Philadelphia PA USA

Angeliki Panayiotaki
Hellenic Cultural Heritage S.A.
Athens, Greece

Xavier Perrot
La Sorbonne/Ecole du Louvre/AMIE
Paris, France

Darren Peacock
National Museum of Australia
Canberra, Australia

Jemima Rellie
London, United Kingdom

Kevin Sumption
Powerhouse Museum
Haymarket, Australia


Museums and the Web is organized by Archives & Museum Informatics.