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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.

What's new about the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)?


From their beginning, museums have adopted a wide range of approaches and business models for collecting and exhibiting, from non-profit to for-profit, from public to private, and from community to individual visions. With its arguably unique and often controversial format, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has reopened intense discussions and debates among museum professionals, the press and the public at large about some of the key issues underlying the business of museums: audience engagement, experience design, ethics, branding and marketing, interpretation and sustainability. Join this roundtable discussion with representatives from MONA, its mobile interpretation solutions developers, and leading museum professionals from around the world to ask what museums of all kinds can learn from new approaches to these important topics.


Professional Forum - discuss an issue


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Susan Chun is a researcher and consultant to cultural heritage organizations specializing in publishing; intellectual property policy and open content initiatives; information management; visualization; advanced search strategies; and multilingual content development and management. She leads...
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Mary Lijnzaad is the Manager of the Library and Numismatics Collection at Mona. During her 12 years at Mona, her primary focus has been the library, with frequent detours into the areas of collection care and management, research, visitor services, database design and more!
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Seb Chan is currently the Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Until November 2011, he led the Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies department at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, where he oversaw the implemen- tation of Open Access and...