Trends in Technology (Part 4 of 4: The Digital Museum)

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(Part 4 of 4: The Digital Museum)

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Adoption of open source tools, open access models, user-generated content, co-authorship, social networking and mobile technologies has affected the ways in which museums interpret their mission statements, articulate their strategies, encourage audience interaction and participation, reach an expanded global community, and share digital collections. This webinar addresses the questions and challenges surrounding trends in technology that have changed traditional ways of thinking, creating new collaborations and renewing the museum's vision for the future.


  • Phyllis Hecht, associate program chair, Museum Studies, Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Susan Chun, cultural heritage consultant, Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Jenkins, general manager, collections information planning, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
  • Matthew MacArthur, director, new media programs, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Stein, chief information officer, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Larry Swiader, chief information officer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Original 2008 program produced and sponsored by LearningTimes, in collaboration with the AAM Media and Technology Committee (M&T). 

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