Advancing Digital Transformation in the Cultural Sector.

MCN’s core purpose is to foster innovation and excellence by supporting professionals who seek to transform the way their cultural organizations reach, engage and educate their audiences using digital technologies.  We do this by building a community that attracts, nurtures, inspires and sustains exceptional professionals.


MCN 2014

MCN2014 Conference | Dallas


MCN's 42nd Annual Conference is coming to Dallas from November 19-22, 2014.

Illustration: Michael Neault & Rita Troyer.



Registration fees:

  • MCN Members: $475 Early Bird (by October 15, 2014) / $550 after
  • Non-members: $550 Early Bird (by October 15, 2014) / $650 after
  • Student/emerging professionals: $175 Early Bird (by October 15, 2014) / $250 after
  • Small museums: $325 Early Bird (by October 15, 2014) / $375 after
  • Daily registration: $275
  • Workshops: $110

Presenters will be issued a $50 discount on their conference registration fee at the time of registration.

See Terms & Conditions.



Join us for this FREE MCN Pro Workshop:

"The Tangled Web: Organizing and Storing your Files”

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:00-3:00pm ET

Have you ever gotten tangled in a web of disorganized video and image files? What are the best practices for organizing and storing images, audio and video? What is the difference between interpretive content and collections content? What constitutes a work of art and a backup work of art when discussing file types?
Anna Chiaretta-Lavatelli and Emily Lytle-Painter, co-chairs of MCN's Media Production SIG, will explore issues around digital file storage and organization in cultural organizations in an informal “radio show” style chat with short “presentations” and Q&A.  For info click here

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


We in the museum sector are deeply concerned about the impact of the new Internet regulations proposed by FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler. The new rules would allow ISPs to charge a premium for those (wealthy companies) who can afford to pay to deliver their content better and faster to their online audiences. He may call it "Net Neutrality", but what Tom Wheeler is proposing is anything but fair and open access to the Internet. If ISPs can charge a premium to those online publishers who can afford to pay to get their digital content to their customers faster and better, all other online content will become harder and less accessible by default. That means all the billions of small, independent and non-profit websites will be at a crippling disadvantage in the online marketplace. Their websites will be harder to find. Their content will download to your computers more slowly than that of the major multinationals. Unless they can stump up the money to "pay to play", they could become effectively invisible online, their voices silenced, their stories inaccessible.

Tell the FCC and your representatives in DC to reclassify broadband as "Title II" and keep the web a level playing field for all.