connect with others on the edge of museum education and digital media



Museum Computer Network –  the annual MCN conference explores “the latest advances in museum technology through workshops, panel presentations, and vendor demonstrations.”  Its takes place in the Fall.

MuseumNext – this is “Europe’s big conference on social and digital media for the museum sector.”  It takes place in the Spring.

Museums and the Web – the annual MW conference explores “the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage online.”   It takes place in the Spring.

New Media Consortium – the annual NMC summer conference is geared toward “professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.”


LISTSERVS AND ENEWSLETTERS – Museum-Ed strives to meet the needs of museum educators by providing tools and resources by and for the museum education community.

MCN-L – Museum Computer Network listserv

ICOM-L – International Council of Museums listserv



#mpossible – weekly Thursdays at 4pm, run by Smithsonian EdLab on education and technology



#museumed – Museum education discussions

#edtalk – Education discussions

#musetech – Museums and technology discussions

#mcn2012 – Museums and Computer Networks 2012 conference

#museweb – Museums and the Web conference and topic discussions

#mtogo – Mobile (i.e. smart phones, tablets etc) museum discussions

#musesocial – Museums and Social Media discussions (often pre-organized through their wiki – see below)

#artstech – Arts & Culture’s intersection with Social Media & Technology discussions (also a twitter handle)

#digitalscholarship – Discussions and Articles on Digital Scholarship

#artsmgtchat – Arts Management discussions (often pre-organized discussions. Also a twitter handle)

#futureofmuseums – American Association of Museum’s Future of Museums discussions

#GLAMwiki – Discussions of Collaborations between Cultural Institutions and Wikipedia (also a twitter handle)



Smithsonian’s Web and New Media Strategies Wiki – This Smithsonian Web and New Media Strategy was created through a fast and transparent process that directly involved, and continues to involve, hundreds of stakeholders inside and outside the Institution.

Museums To Go: the MuseumMobile Wiki – The Museums to Go Working group is an ad hoc consortium of museums aiming to build open-source mobile browser and/or app solutions quickly and efficiently!

Museums-Social-Media Wiki – An active, ongoing discussion among museum professionals about BIG topics in social media in museums. Our goal is to provide a supportive community of sharing, research, discussion & collaborative learning. The discussion is always going on, but we also schedule live events to address specific questions. Date, times & topics are posted here and we maintain a Storify archive of all pre-planned #musesocial discussions.

MuseumMobile Wiki – Is a free public wiki and continues to grow as a repository for resources, best practice, and conversation about mobile interpretation and technologies for museums and cultural sites.

Museum Education Monitor Book List –  MEM’s Museum Educators’ Book List Wiki is a chance to help compile a useful listing of ALL the books you feel are important for the museums educator in any discipline – science, history, art. Sign in to contribute new texts and/or to reformat so that the list will be of the most use.

Beyond the Printed Page: Museum Digital Publishing Bliki – This ‘bliki’ aspires to be a resource to keep track of the evolving options and issues faced by museums and our publishing partners as we develop and execute our digital publishing strategies. Beyond the Printed Page aspires to combine both the BLog and wIKI into the Bliki.


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