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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Archives & Museum Informatics

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158 Lee Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M4E 2P3 

Archives & Museum Informatics is a partnership of David Bearman and Jennifer Trant, leaders, researchers and theorists in museum informatics.


Our consulting services emphasize inter-institutional collaboration, strategic planning and standards-based solutions. We specialize in organizational development, business model design, knowledge organization, requirements analysis, and multi-institutional projects. We also provide research services.

Our international clientele includes archives, museums, libraries, cultural heritage networks, not-for-profits, businesses and governments.


Our conferencesMuseums and the Web [annual] and ICHIM [now ended] – are internationally known venues for information-sharing across a broad range of cultural professions. These meetings attract a diverse, vibrant group of managers, marketers, new media / technologists, curators, educators, and researchers.


Publications from Archives & Museum Informatics chronicle the development of interactive multimedia in museums and the impact of the Web on digital museums and libraries. Conference papers are catalogued and available on-line. Publications are available to order on-line. Many of our own papers are also available on-line.