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Award-Winning Digital Communities, Technology-Based Educational Programming and Public Outreach

Wednesday, Jan. 15
2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

Part of a four-part series showcasing winners from the 2013 Muse Awards

Explore current trends and exemplary practices in award-winning digital communities, and technology-based educational programming and public outreach as we highlight the processes, successes, challenges and audience impact of 2013 Muse Awards projects selected by the Media & Technology (M&T) Professional Network.

Participants will engage with technologists, education/interpretation specialists and other expert practitioners in a series of brief presentations as we examine technology and new media projects that offer dynamic virtual spaces for people to share common experiences; provide educational content or professional resources and training tools; or create unique approaches to showcase museum initiatives to the public. Projects include:

  • Young People’s Ofrendas digital community, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • My History Museum digital community, Canadian Museum of Civilization/Canadian Museum of History
  • MoMA Learning website, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Earthquake iTunes U Course, California Academy of Sciences
  • DMA Friends open-source technical infrastructure, Dallas Museum of Art

How Will I Benefit?

By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:
  • Examine technology and media projects that offer dynamic virtual spaces, provide educational content, or create unique approaches to showcase museum initiatives to the public.
  • Transform content and offer immersive, interactive, visitor-friendly experiences and views of information

Who Should Attend

Technologists, education/interpretation specialists, visitor service/experience specialists, and other practitioners with an interest in technology and media projects.


  • Jessica Heimberg, senior web developer, Dallas Museum of Art
  • Lisa Mazzola, assistant director, school & teacher programs, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • Stephanie Pau, associate educator, interpretation & research, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  • Andrea Swensrud, manager, science education, KQED
  • Amanda Thompson Rundahl, innovation engineer, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Ken Tran, manager, enterprise web presence, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, QC
  • Sarah Marcotte, museum services representative, Mars Public Engagement, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (M&T secretary)
  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Adam La Faci, senior producer, LearningTimes, New York City
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About the Muse Awards

The Muse Awards recognize outstanding achievement in museum media. Presented to institutions or independent producers using digital media to enhance the museum experience and engage new audiences, the Muse Awards celebrate scholarship, innovation, creativity and inclusiveness. Projects must be produced by or for a museum. Winning projects for each category are chosen by an international group of museum media professionals and the awards are presented at the AAM Annual Meeting each year.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of your registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.