March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Our 10th annual meeting!

Thanks to the hundreds of people who joined us at the only annual conference exploring the on-line presentation of cultural and heritage content across institutions and around the world: the tenth annual Museums and the Web.

The MW2006 Program

Museums and the Web addressed 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 reviewed and analyzed the issues and impacts of networked cultural and natural heritage. Together, we looked ahead to the transformation of communities and organizations. Join our continuing conversation on-line.

The MW2006 Program was selected through peer-review by an International Program Committee.

Download the Final Program (PDF - 1.4 MB)

MW2006 featured plenary sessions, parallel sessions, museum project demonstrations, commercial exhibits, mini-workshops, professional fora, a usability lab, a design 'Crit Room,' and the Best of the Web awards. Prior to the conference, there were full-day and half-day pre-conference workshops and a day of pre-conference tours. (See the description of Presentation Formats for more details.)

Social events included receptions each evening, a Birds-of-a-Feather Breakfast and a Lunch, and plenty of refreshment breaks in the program to provide hours of discovery and debate among hundreds of colleagues from around the world.

Who Attended MW2006?

Webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, and archives joined the professionals, companies, foundations and governments that support them and attended Museums and the Web every year. See the list of institutions that were represented at MW2006 for a sense of the diversity of this fun, creative and enthusiastic group.


Archives & Museum Informatics awarded MW scholarships to museum professionals from small institutions and developing countries. Students were invited to volunteer at MW2006; they attended the conference in exchange for helping out.

Couldn't Make It? Get the Book.

MW2006 Presenters are required to submit written papers; the best appear in print in Museums and the Web 2006: Selected papers from an international conference. All papers are also published on-line and on CD-ROM. Order your copy of the Selected Papers and CD-ROM Proceedings on-line .

Past papers from all Museums and the Web conferences – since 1997 – are also on-line. Printed volumes of Selected Papers from MW97 - MW2005 are also available to order.

Conference Co-Chairs

Jennifer Trant and David Bearman
Archives & Museum Informatics
158 Lee Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4E 2P3 Canada

Conference Manager

Sofia Ganni, Archives & Museum Informatics

Questions or Suggestions?