Early bird rates apply for Exhibitors through December 31st, 2013

Museums and the Web is the largest international conference devoted to art, science, and natural and cultural heritage online. Since 1997 it has hosted more than 20 events for museum professionals in the USA, Asia and Europe. Every year our North American conference features the best and most ground-breaking digital work in museums around the world. Its proceedings, freely available online, represent one of the largest archives on digital innovation in the cultural sector, and serve as an important resource for professionals, students and others working with museums:

In 2013 we hosted Museums and the Web 2013 in Portland with 580 attendees from 44 countries, a Deep Dive trip to learn about the ground-breaking “Gallery One” installation at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the 2nd Annual Museums and the Web Asia conference was held in Hong Kong and Beijing, China. MWA2013 included presentations by leading technologists and museum innovators from the Asia Pacific region, North America, Europe, and the Middle East. By hosting two sequential events MWA2013 attracted more than 300 attendees from 24 countries.

2014 promises to be another busy year starting with MW Florence February 19-21, 2014 in Florence; Italy, MW2014: Museums and the Web 2014, April 2-5, in Baltimore Maryland, USA; a Deep Dive on Email Archiving in Art Museums as well as an event in the fall in Asia. Exhibitors looking to reach museum technologists from around the world are invited to sponsor, advertise, or reserve a space in the exhibit halls at these events. In addition to these well attended and well respected events we have a strong social media presence with more than 34,000 followers on twitter, 11,000 follower on LinkedIn and an extensive email list.

To allow sponsors to take advantage of these diverse events and reach hundreds of interested participants, as well reach our social media audience, we have created anew sponsorship schedule that includes your booth, print and online advertising at multiple events, drink tickets and more

Most events include exhibitor and advertising opportunities as well. Early bird rates apply for Exhibitors through December 31st, 2013 when you register for Museums and the Web 2014 (Note exhibit spaces are limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis).

Sponsors and exhibitors may also propose an exhibitor insight session or join a parade.

If you have other ideas about how you want to participate please contact us.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore April 2-5, 2014

Nancy and Rich
MWA2013 program co-chairs

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About Rich Cherry

Rich Cherry offers consulting services that leverage his 20 years in non-profits along with 30 years of technology and operations experience. I have served as an executive director, COO, deputy director, CTO and CIO at several world class organizations. I have run and revitalized existing institutions and built new museums and non-profits from the ground up and have overseen more than $300 million in construction and capital projects. My work as co-chair of the largest museum technology conference and as co-editor of its proceedings gives me unique access to colleagues working at the forefront of innovation in the cultural sector. 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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