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Award-Winning Apps, Audio Tours and Mobile

Wednesday, Oct. 23
2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

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

Explore current technology trends and exemplary practices in award-winning apps, audio tours, and mobile as we highlight the processes, successes, challenges and audience impact of 2013 Muse Awards projects selected by the Media and Technology Professional Network (M&T).

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 utilize existing data and online resources to transform content into new meaningful tools or extended global experiences. Projects include:

  • Riddle of the Room audio tour and gallery kit, The Barnes Foundation
  • Observe to Learn app, Lincoln Park Zoo
  • The Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes iPad app, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)
  • Paper Moon e-catalogue, Zuckerman Museum of Art
  • Verso: Unveiling the Backstory iPad app, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Cooper-Hewitt Collection Alpha API, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

How Will I Benefit?

By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:
  • Examine technology and new media projects that utilize existing data and online resources
  • Transform content into new meaningful tools or extended global experiences
  • Create links between online and/or onsite activities and programs, exhibits and lectures

Who Should Attend

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


  • Lynn Berkowitz, family programs coordinator, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
  • Sebastian Chan, director of digital & emerging media, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY
  • S. Marquette Folley, project director, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service (SITES), Washington, DC
  • Douglas Hegley, director of technology, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Leah M. Melber, senior director, Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
  • Kirstie Tepper, associate curator, Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
  • Kristine Thayer, senior designer, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Amelia Wong, assistant professor, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (M&T co-chair, webinars/professional education)
  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Adam La Faci, senior producer, LearningTimes, New York, NY
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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.