About Us

Founded in 1967, the Museum Computer Network has been serving the cultural heritage community for over 40 years. The Museum Computer Network is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation incorporated in the State of New York.


The Museum Computer Network (MCN) supports the greater museum community by providing continuing opportunities to explore, implement, and disseminate new technologies and best practices in the field.

MCN organizes a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Annual Conference: Hundreds of attendees explore the latest advances in museum technology through workshops, panel presentations, and vendor demonstrations.
  • Email List: MCN maintains an online discussion list, MCN-L, where members and non-members may post inquiries and announcements.
  • Special Interest Groups: The MCN SIGs represent a range of topical interests as well as regional areas. Topical groups include Intellectual Property, Digital Media, and Small Museums. There are regional SIGs for California and the Pacific Northwest as well as Taiwan and UK-Ireland.
  • Website: The MCN website offers online membership purchases and renewals, up-to-date annual conference information and registration, resources to help you with your everyday responsibilities, and a For Members area with a listing of MCN Members.

Strategic Plan

The most recent Strategic Plan MCN developed spanned 2007-2010.  As a result of a comprehensive Community Survey conducted late in 2011, the board of MCN is currently working on a new strategic direction, the details of which will be unveiled in the fall of 2012.