Helping information professionals use technology to serve their institutions.

MCN supports museum information professionals and the greater community by providing opportunities to explore and disseminate new technologies and best practices in the field. With an annual conference, special interest groups, listserv, and project registry, MCN is here to help you seek out and share knowledge about technology trends and issues you face every day.

MCN 2014


Proposals for MCN 2014 are now being accepted.

To submit a proposal, click HERE.

Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2014! 

The Museum Computer Network 42nd Annual Conference will be held in Dallas at the Fairmont Hotel from November 19-22, 2014.

Photo: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas,Texas designed by Santiago Calatrava. Online licence from iStockphoto, from Getty Images.


Join us for this FREE MCN Pro workshop:


“More Free Hang-time: Google+ Hangouts for Museum applications, Part 2”

Tuesday, May 27 2014

2:00-3:30pm ET
Back by popular demand! Join us for the second MCN Pro Workshop of 2014. Building on the previous workshop of Feburary 18, 2014, it is a continuation on the them of "Getting the hang of Google+ Hangouts On Air (G+HOA)". The workshop will start with a quick refresher on the basics of setting up and scheduling a G+HOA session and will move onto advanded topics and open Q&As. Topics will include the setup and use of G+HOA apps and functions, creative applications of HOA and future applications, including connected classrooms and helpouts. The second half of the session will be dedicated entirely to Q&As with a small panel of experienced HOA users fielding participant questions from basic how-to, to brainstorming creative solutions and applications. The workship is free and open to anyone interested in using HOA for traditional and non-traditional museum applications. 
Scott Sayre 
Presenters: Scott Sayre of Sandbox Studios and MCN Board Member, and Ryan Dodge, Social Media Coordinator at the Royal Ontario Museum, and co-chair of MCN’s Social Media Special Interest Group.
How To Participate
The workshop will be conducted via a Google Hangout, to allow all participants to get the feel of the user and producer experience.


Connect with the MCN Community

Find out what's going on in the cultural heritage community and connect with a generous group of professionals who are always willing to share expertise and help find solutions.  Here are where the most vibrant online discussions take place:
- Sign up for the MCN Listserv
- Join the conversation on Twitter @MuseumCN
- Join the Museum Computer Network group on LinkedIn