Museums and the Web

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The Omni Hotel Los Angeles, USA, location of the first Museums and the Web conference in 1997.
A gathering of a number of Wikipedians in Denver, USA, for the Museums and the Web 2010 conference (MW2010).

The annual Museums and the Web conference is the leading international conference in the field of museums and their websites. It has been organized by Archives & Museum Informatics each Spring in North America since 1997.[1][2][3]

Overview[edit]

The conference considers the interdisciplinary museological field of how museums and their users can benefit from the use of the World Wide Web. All papers from the conferences are freely available on the web. Selected papers are published in a printed proceedings each year. The first conference in 1997 attracted around 400 delegates from around the world and subsequent conferences have attracted even more.

Museums and the Web includes the GLAMi awards (The Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums Innovation awards) which recognizes the best GLAM work in the sector. Projects are nominated by GLAM professionals from around the world and reviewed by a committee of peers.[4] The conference previously included annual "Best of the Web awards" awards for museum-related websites in a number of different categories, as well as an overall winner.[5]

Individual conferences[edit]

The following events have been held or are planned:[6]

  1. MW1997, March 16–19, 1997 — Los Angeles, California, United States
  2. MW1998, April 22–25, 1998 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. MW1999, March 11–14, 1999 — New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  4. MW2000, April 16–19, 2000 — Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA[7]
  5. MW2001, March 14–17, 2001 — Seattle, Washington, USA[8][9]
  6. MW2002, April 17–20, 2002 — Boston, Massachusetts, USA[10][11]
  7. MW2003, March 19–22, 2003 — Charlotte, North Carolina, USA[12][13]
  8. MW2004, March 31 – April 3, 2004 — Arlington, Virginia / Washington DC, USA[14]
  9. MW2005, April 13–17, 2005 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[15]
  10. MW2006, March 22–25, 2006 — Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  11. MW2007, April 11–14, 2007 — San Francisco, California, USA
  12. MW2008, April 8–12, 2008 — Montreal, Quebec, Canada[16][17][18]
  13. MW2009, April 14–18, 2009 — Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  14. MW2010, April 13–17, 2010 — Denver, Colorado, USA
  15. MW2011, April 6–9, 2011 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  16. MW2012, April 11–14, 2012 — San Diego, California, USA
  17. MW2013, April 17–20, 2013 — Portland, Oregon, USA
  18. MWA2013, December 9–12, 2013 — Hong Kong
  19. MWF2014, February 19–21, 2014 — Florence, Italy
  20. MW2014, April 2–5, 2014 — Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  21. MWA2014, October 7–10, 2014 — Daejeon & Seoul, South Korea
  22. MW2015, April 8–11, 2015 — Chicago, Illinois, USA
  23. MWA2015, October 5–9, 2015 — Melbourne, Australia
  24. MW2016, April 6–9, 2016 — Los Angeles, California, USA
  25. MW17, April 19–22, 2017 — Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  26. MW18, April 18–21, 2018 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rentschler, Ruth & Hede, Anne-Marie (2007). Museum marketing: competing in the global marketplace. Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7506-8065-3. 
  2. ^ Bearman, David; Trant, Jennifer (1999). "Interactivity comes of age: Museums and the World Wide Web". Museum International. 51 (4): 20–24. doi:10.1111/1468-0033.00225. 
  3. ^ Bowen, Jonathan. "Museums and the Web". museums.wikia.com. Wikia. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Internet:Collaboratively produced art journal wins a GLAMi Award. YaleNews,09:26:00, April 2016.
  5. ^ Bowen, Jonathan (June 2000). "Internet: Best of the Web awards". New Heritage. 03.00: 58. 
  6. ^ "Museums and the Web". www.museumsandtheweb.com. Museums and the Web. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Museums and the Web 2000: Selected papers from an international conference. Pittsburgh, PA: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2000. ISBN 1-885626-20-7.
  8. ^ Museums and the Web 2001: Selected papers from an international conference. Pittsburgh, PA: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2001. ISBN 1-885626-23-1.
  9. ^ Report: Museums and the Web conference. New Heritage, 03.01:64-65, June 2001.
  10. ^ Museums and the Web 2002: Selected papers from an international conference. Pittsburgh, PA: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2002. ISBN 1-885626-25-8.
  11. ^ Online: Museums and the Web conference 2002. New Heritage, 03.02:56, June 2002.
  12. ^ Museums and the Web 2003: Selected papers from an international conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2003. ISBN 1-885626-27-4.
  13. ^ Online: Museums and the Web 2003 conference. New Heritage, 03.03, June 2003.
  14. ^ Museums and the Web 2004: Selected papers from an international conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2004. ISBN 1-885626-29-0.
  15. ^ Museums and the Web 2005: Selected papers from an international conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2005. ISBN 1-885626-31-2.
  16. ^ David Mattison, Museums and the Web 02008 Conference, The Ten Thousand Year Blog, 2008.
  17. ^ Twelfth Annual Museums and the Web Conference (MW2008), Confabb: The conference community, 2008.
  18. ^ Museums and the Web 2008, Yahoo! upcoming, 2008.

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