Museums and the Web

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

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Preserving Flickr and Other Sites of Interest to Museums

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flickr
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digital preservation
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preservation
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museums
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internet
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website
Abstract: 

The digital turn, whether it be in photography, motion pictures, literature or other persuits, has forever changed the ways and means by which museums collect, interpret and dessiminate objects.  Historically, museums have dealt primarily with objects that, in some way, are intuitiviely graspable from observation.

Type: 
Paper - in formal session

Sicilian Cultural Heritage and Museums global website

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art
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culture
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tourism
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museums
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archaeology
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Sicily
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The first website of all Sicilian museums, archaeological parks and sites, art galleries. The key objectives are: to give the public a wider understanding of Sicilian history and art, including news about the cultural events-exhibitions and a rich menu of practical info; to create a database with thousands of art objects, with related images and description cards.

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Demonstration - show your project
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Professional Forum on the Distributed Museum

Type: 
Session
Date & Time: 
Apr 8 2011 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Congress

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Archives & Museum Informatics EIN: 77-0708617; GST / BN 887978914

Description

Where is the museum and to whom does it matter? How do we create and maintain the museum collection in an age of distributed media? How can we even visualize it?

National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Opportunities

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funding
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grants
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humanities
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museums
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NEH
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mediamakers
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Michael Shirley will conduct a workshop that will discuss the various funding opportunities available to cultural institutions and media makers. He will provide specific examples of successful projects, will share grant-writing tips, and more.

Type: 
Mini-Workshop - teaches something or explores approaches
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Understanding the Distributed Museum: A Creative Visualization of Contemporary Digital Practices

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museums
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digital technology
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learning
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network
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distributed
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model
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The Distributed Museum Where is the museum for the digital generation?  Our presentati

Type: 
Professional Forum - discuss an issue

On air, online and onsite: The British Museum and BBC’s A History of the World

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broadcast
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radio
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partnerships
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museums
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social media
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user generated content
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A History of the World in 100 Objects was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 100 15-minute programmes divided into 3 series in the Spring, Summer and Autumn of 2010.

Type: 
Paper - in formal session

Introduction: On Being Social

Trant, J., & Bearman D. (2010).  Introduction: On Being Social. (Trant, Jennifer, David Bearman, Ed.).Museums and the Web 2010: Selected Papers from an international Conference. 3-12.

On Being Open [Introduction]

Trant, J., & Bearman D. (2009).  On Being Open [Introduction]. Museums and the Web 2009. Proceedings.