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published: March 2004
analytic scripts updated:  October 28, 2010

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MW2004 will feature many chances to build a personal network

Museums and the Web offers many different opportunities to meet – and learn from – our peers. Join us at Pre-conference Tours, the Welcome Reception, Exhibitors' Reception, Birds of a Feather Breakfast and the Conference Reception (and gallery tour).

There are also formal Sessions, and less formal Interactions, throughout the conference.

Pre-Conference Tours

On March 30, 2004 - the day before the Pre-Conference Workshops- cultural institutions and multimedia developers in the Washington, DC area will team up to provide attendees at MW2004 a behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most interesting new media programs in the area. Tours are a great chance to share experiences with other delegates in an informal environment. Take a Pre-Conference Tour (or two) on March 30, 2004.

Tuesday March 30, 2004
Pre Conference Tours: Morning
10:00 AM-
12:00 PM


LC Tour - AM

Library of Congress - Morning Tour
Abigail Grotke, USA

NGA Tour

National Gallery of Art
Phyllis Hecht, USA

NLM Tour - AM

U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) -- CLOSED
Alexa McCray, USA

NMNH Tour - AM

National Museum of Natural History - Interacting with External Data Feeds
Siobhan Starrs, USA

NPS Tour

National Park Service -- CLOSED
Joan Bacharach, USA

SI-Ed Tour

Smithsonian Educational Web sites -- CLOSED
Joanna Champagne, USA


Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education (SCMRE)
Ann B. N'Gadi, USA

Pre Conference Tours - Afternoon

2:00 PM-
4:00 PM


Freer Tour

The Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
John Gordy, USA

LC Tour - PM

Library of Congress - Afternoon Tour
Abigail Grotke, USA

NAS Tour

Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Erika Shugart, USA

NLM Tour - PM

U.S. National Library of Medicine. Exhibit. Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians -- CLOSED
Patricia Tuohy, USA


National Museum of Health and Medicine -- CLOSED
Elizabeth Lockett, USA

NMNH Tour - PM

National Museum of Natural History: On-line and On-site -- CLOSED
Siobhan Starrs, USA

U.S. Senate Art Tour

U.S. Senate Commission on Art, Curator's Office
Scott Strong, USA


Pre-Conference Workshops on March 31, 2004 offer a more structured learning environment.

Social Events

Each night during the MW2004 conference there will be a social event, to make sure that everyone gets connected with other attendees.

Welcome Reception - Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

On March 31, 2004, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm (after the pre-conference workshops and before the first full day of sessions), Museums and the Web 2004 kicks off with a Welcome Reception at The Phillips Collection. One of Washington, D.C.'s best-loved museums, The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, opened in 1921 in the home of Duncan Phillips (1886-1966) in the Dupont Circle neighborhood that is now the center of Washington DC’s biggest restaurant district. MW2004 attendees are invited to tour the collections and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks before heading out to their choice of restaurants nearby. You'll all find an opportunity to meet new people and renew old acquaintances at the opening event of the conference.

Exhibitor's Reception - Exhibit Hall, Crystal Gateway Marriott

On April 1, 2004, the Exhibitors' Reception will take place in the conference hotel. Attendees will be able to preview of the Exhibit Hall from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Designers and software firms at MW2004 invite all attendees to enjoy a progression of appetizers, a dinner food station and desserts, with a cash bar, and to visit stands highlighting new products and services. You will appreciate the opportunity to plan your return visit during the exhibit hours all day on April 2.

Birds of a Feather Breakfasts - Crystal Gateway Marriott

Colleagues will get together over coffee to discuss issues of interest. Each table at the breakfast will be devoted to discussion on a theme proposed by attendees. To suggest a topic, contact

Conference Reception - Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old Town, Alexandria, VA

On April 2, following the Best of the Web awards ceremony, buses will take MW2004 attendees to the Torpedo Factory Art Center, an artists cooperative in the heart of the 18th century city of Alexandria. A dozen commercial galleries in the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the surrounding blocks will host openings for MW2004 attendees, who can then take advantage of the Washington area's second largest concentration of excellent restaurants in downtown Alexandria.



The Torpedo Factory
Art Center

105 N. Union St.

Art League

1,200 member organization with juried shows of emerging and established artists.

BJ Anderson Gallery

Award winning watercolors, hand-painted etchings, and stone lithography.

Artworks in Fiber

Potomac Craftsmen

70 Artist cooperative. One-of-a-kind fiberart for personal adornment, and fiber sculpture.

Target Gallery

"Avant-Garden" contemporary definitions of the garden in both fine art and craft

Gallery West

205 S. Union St. Alexandria
Oldest not-for-profit cooperative in No. Virginia. One-Artist shows in all media.

Principle Gallery

208 King St. Alexandria
Termed the "best section of quality art in the DC Area".

Silver Parrot

113 King St. Alexandria
Old town Alexandria's favorite Jewelry Boutique, Next to a great restaurant -- Landini Bros.

Art Craft Collection

132 King St. Alexandria
Contemporary craft from over 400 American craft artists. Pottery, Glass, Jewelry, Sculpture

Gallery Lafayette

320 King St. Alexandria
Works of Todd Healy

Prince Royal Gallery

204 S. Royal St. Alexandria
Fine Art in many media from over 40 artists