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Sites developed to serve museum professionals and meet their specific requirements, such as administration, exhibitions, education, public relations, registration, collections management, or development. These site may be reference resources that are used in professional work and study, such as reports of conferences, pre-publications, reviews or technical literature. They may also be multi-site indexes and finding aids that collocate resources critical to the professional community. (This category does not include search engines and online databases intended for research; see Research/Collections Online for these). Quality characteristics include: * Contribution to the museum profession as a whole * Support for the distributed activity of a consortium or group of museum partners in ongoing collaborations * Fostering innovative projects that help in the development of technology and media in museums Valuable online forums and discussions that engage museum professionals * Software, guidelines, templates and packages tailored for museum professional needs last updated: January 2011

South Australian Community History

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Museum Professional
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The South Australian Community History website is an interactive storehouse of information and exchange.  It uses the open source co

MADRE - Museo d’Arte contemporanea DonnaREgina

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Museum Professional
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Because political fighting are going to close this amazing institution so important for the city of Napoli.

Voting this Museum you will say NO to italian politics art killers.

SAVE MADRE. Save the Art.

 

Museum Analytics

People's Choice:
30 votes
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Museum Professional
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Museum Analytics is an online platform for sharing and discussing information about museums and their audiences. For each museum there is a daily updated report with information about online and offline audiences. These reports are an essential tool for communication departments to evaluate and understand their progress.

Smithsonian Web and New Media Strategy Wiki

People's Choice:
24 votes
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Museum Professional
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Strategy Themes: Screen shot from the Web and New Media Strategy wiki

The Smithsonian Web and New Media Strategy wiki is a unique and valuable resource for museum professionals. I have personally referred to it throughout the Smithsonian's planning process and we are currently using it as a model in my institution as we embark upon a similar process. The strategy itself is innovative and visionary, but the way in which they developed the strategy, and continue to drive it forward through this public wiki, provides important lessons and examples for all of us who are trying to achieve similar goals in our own instituions. Because of this, the Smithsonian Web and New Media Strategy wiki deserves formal recognition by Best of the Web jurors in the Museum Professional category.

CCCB Lab

People's Choice:
6 votes
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Museum Professional
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The CCCB LAB is a new department of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) dedicated to research, transformation and innovation in the cultural sphere, which dedicates special attention to the evolution of genres and formats and which works transversally with the other departments of the company. The CCCB LAB is the result of a series of creative, adaptive and productive processes that have defined the CCCB since its inauguration in 1994. It is the potentiation of a tradition of freedom, innovation and porosity that characterizes the evolution of the CCCB by means of exhibitions, debates, seminars, congresses, publications, festivals, work platforms, archives and new formats. The CCCB LAB is a project of the CCCB within a complex, mixed and changing cultural scene where culture, art, science, information and knowledge are becoming the backbone of a new world, a new economy and a new society.

WA Museum website

People's Choice:
2 votes
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Museum Professional
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This website is a full redevelopment of the Western Australian Museum's web presence, which was performed in the first six months of 2010. The website involved consolidating around 12,000 web pages down to around 2,000 redeveloped pages. The site also includes all of the Museum's Records (from 1910 - 2010), which were scanned, saved to PDF, OCR'd and are now available for free download.

Global Museum

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Museum Professional
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First published on the web in 1998, Global Museum has grown to a readership of thousands each month, in 201 countries.  Amongst the first to use social media, the site has a strong following on its own social network as well as facebook and twitter.

MIDEA website

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Museum Professional
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MIDEA’s website, launched on May 10, 2010, has quickly become the hub for MIDEA museum professionals to gain access to a variety of resources related to museums and technology.

MADRE - Museo d’Arte contemporanea DonnaREgina

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Museum Professional
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The deepest contemporary arts database on line.

An amazing virtual tour of entire museum and single exhibitions.

Collectiewijzer

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Museum Professional
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In 2008 the formerly Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN, now part of the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency / RCE) launched Collectiewijzer (Collection Guide/Wizzard), a (dutch) platform for and about conservation, collection management, indemnity, deaccessioning, restoration