Call for Proposals Museums and the Web Asia 2013

We are delighted to announce that we have launched the Museums and the Web Asia 2013 website and opened the call for proposals for our 2nd Hong Kong conference which will be held Dec 9-12, 2013 at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers! http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com

You can submit a proposal here: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/submit-proposal/

There are many ways to participate in Museums and the Web Asia:

Deadline 30 June:

 Offer a Pre-conference Workshop: Are you an expert in your field? Share your expertise by leading a half-day or full-day pre-conference workshop! Workshops are held the day before the conference begins and workshop leaders are compensated for their teaching. No written paper is required.

 

  • Present a Formal Paper: Share your leading work in the field through a written paper (required, up to 5,000 words) and an oral presentation in a conference session (approx. 20 min. plus discussion). All formal papers are published on the Museums and the Web site, and selected papers are published in the eBook and printed proceedings of the conference.
  • Teach a How-to Session (a one-hour workshop): You have one hour to demonstrate and teach a practical skill or best practices for a museum topic. A written version of your session (required, up to 2,500 words) will be published on the Museums and the Web site to serve as an on-going reference both for attendees of your session and others.

 

 

Deadline 31 July:

  • Demonstrate your project and explain the designs and the decisions that went into it to colleagues in an exhibit-booth setting. Demonstrations are only open to museum professionals and projects created in a non-profit environment. Commercial organizations are invited to demonstrate their products and projects in Exhibitor Insights.
  • Give a Lightning Talk, Pecha Kucha-style, in a 1.5 hour session that includes 6 lightning talks of 7 minutes each plus plenty of time for questions and discussion. Slides and recordings of the lightning talks will be published online, and presenters are invited to blog about their topics (up to 1,000 words) on the MWA site.

Deadline 31 October:

  • Exhibit your commercial products and services in the Exhibit Hall (we have a very limited amount of slots for this and space will be assigned first come first serve) and as an exhibitor and vendor to museums, share your Exhibitor Insights on recent projects, new commercial products and best practices learned from working with organizations across the museum field and beyond. We are looking for engaging and innovative formats for the Exhibitor Insights, including “pechu kucha” style “parades” (see, for example, the MW2013 Mobile Parade), short workshops, and expert panels: send us suggestions for your presentation!

During the Conference:

  • Participate in a “Birds of a Feather” round-table: lead the discussion or dip into several while enjoying breakfast with colleagues. Topics are proposed by participants during the MWA conference in the run-up to the breakfast.
  • Be there: the best part of MWA is always meeting informally with some of the most creative and innovative museum professionals from around the world and enjoying the warmth and generosity of this community. Join us!
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Local tours? Performances? Hack-a-thons? Maker Faires? Other interactions or services? Propose any other format of participation + explain how it works. We’re open to new ideas.

Submit your proposal here: http://mwa2013.museumsandtheweb.com/submit-proposal/

Please help us spread the word and help us recruit the best presenters and projects in Asia. We’ll be adding more sections to the website over time, and welcome any suggestions or questions you have that might help us improve the information online as we build it out. 

Many thanks for your help! We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong!

Rich & Nancy

Rich Cherry & Nancy Proctor

Co-chairs, Museums and the Web Asia

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About Rich Cherry

Rich Cherry is a founding principle at Modern Operations, a museum construction, start up and operations consultancy. Modern Operations combines Rich’s skills with those of Jessica Jamroz, an award winning, multi-disciplinary design architect practitioner and strategic planner with a critical eye on the materialization of details, fabrication processes and schedules. Modern Operations excels at assisting clients in making meaningful and inspiring public architecture and cultural spaces that work operationally, take advantage of the newest technology and maximize every dollar invested. Current projects include supporting the construction and start-up operations of the new Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Museum, acting at owners representative for The Albright-Knox Art Museum expansion project and ongoing support for The Broad museum.

Most recently Rich was the deputy director of The Broad, a new award winning contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles. The Museum opened to rave reviews in 2015 and immediately joined the top 100 most attended art museum in the world. He oversaw all aspects of the museum’s operations, including visitor services, collection management, information technology, finance, retail, security, human resources, marketing and communications, parking operations and facilities.

Prior to the museum’s opening, Rich managed the planning, design and construction of The Broad, its parking structure and adjacent outdoor plaza and streetscape updates. In working with the museum team to design The Broad as an innovative visitor experience, Rich also initiated and implemented the museum’s mobile ticketing, mobile retail, and a mobile audio app with contextually aware content. He also designed and implemented an award-winning visitor service floor staff program that utilized a custom-designed online learning management system to train a diverse team of associates in security, customer service, art and architecture.

Previously, Cherry was the founding director of the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC), a consortium of 27 cultural organizations working together to facilitate and execute the use of online technology in the museums, cultural arts, and science institutions in Balboa Park, San Diego. His experience also includes serving as the director of operations at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, where he oversaw information technology, operations, admissions, facilities, security, capital projects and more than $90 million in ongoing construction, and as the chief information officer, director of facilities and head of library and archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He previously was the chief information officer of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and he has also taught New Media theory, web design and animation in the Media Studies department at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Rich serves as co-chair for Museums and the Web, an international conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of museums in a digital world. He also serves as president of the MuseWeb Foundation, which he co-founded to accelerate innovation in both cultural practice and business models. He is currently vice chair of the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission, a board member of the Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation and a project advisor on the National Science Foundation funded Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance STEM Program.

Before his museum career, Rich worked in technology in the fields of banking, manufacturing, and also worked as a field service engineer. He was also a commercial diver in the Gulf of Mexico and served for six years in the United States Marine Corps.

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