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Award-Winning Online Presence, Games, Video/Film and Animation

Wednesday, Feb. 12
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 online presence, games, video/film and animation 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 these award-winning projects, including exhibition sites, games, interactive animation, and a compelling documentary film. Projects include:

  • Lightweeds, Utah site-specific interactive animation, Natural History Museum of Utah
  • A Passion for Birds documentary film, The Field Museum of Natural History
  • Dunk the Anchor gesture-based game, The Newseum
  • Murder at the Met: An American Art Mystery mobile game, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Indigenous/Out of the Wild with A. Bitterman exhibition site, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • 82nd and Fifth Web series, The Metropolitan 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 visitors and the public unique museum experiences
  • 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.


  • Becky Menlove, associate director for visitor experience, Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Masha Turchinsky, senior manager of digital learning & senior producer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Paul Sparrow, senior vice president, broadcast and new media, The Newseum, Washington, DC
  • Christopher Noey, film and video producer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Kyle Jaebker, director, IMA Lab, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Tom Skwerski, project manager, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
  • Suzanne Sarraf, web designer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (M&T chair)
  • Jack Ludden, assistant director, head of Web Group & New Media, The J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles (immediate past chair, M&T)
  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Adam La Faci, senior producer, LearningTimes, New York
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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.