Museums and the Web 1999

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Published: March 1999.

Museums and the Web 1999

MW99 was the only international conference in 1999 devoted to the impact of the web on museums and museology.

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Museums and the Web 99 featured over 150 speakers from around the world. Sessions, papers and panels explored theory and practice at both basic and advanced levels. Pre-conference workshops provided in-depth study of methods and issues. Exhibits featured hot tools, techniques and services.

Why Did People Come?

  • Meet colleagues and peers from around the world and build personal networks
  • Learn new skills to enliven museum Web sites
  • Hear papers highlighting the issues facing museums
  • Discuss current controversies and issues
  • See demonstrations of the best tools to do the job
  • Discover the latest commercial products and services available to help you
  • Explore the best new museum applications of the Web
See the diversity of institutions represented.

Couldn't Make It in Person?

Plan to come to
Museums and the Web 2002
April 17-20, 2002
Boston, Massachusetts


A select group of professionals from developing countries and small museums were awarded scholarships to attend MW1999.

Conference Proceedings

Museums and the Web 1999: Selected Papers is also available in print. To get your personal copy, return the Order Form. Other books about museums and networking, including proceedings from MW97 and MW98, are also available.

MW99 Program Committee

Jonathan Bowen Virtual Library museum pages/
Reading University
Ben Davis J. Paul Getty Trust
Dakin Hart Fine Arts Museums of
San Francisco
Susan Hazan Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Sarah Kenderdine Australian Museums On-line
Liddy Neville netizen


David Bearman and Jennifer Trant
Archives & Museum Informatics

Local Arrangements Committee

Chair: Charles Patch, Historic New Orleans Collections