Join MCN

MCN membership is open to everyone interested in the field of museum technology and digital media: students, emerging and seasoned professionals, as well as nonprofit organizations (e.g. museums, heritage sites, historic homes...), and corporations.

 

WHY JOIN MCN?

We are a thriving community of museum professionals who strive for excellence in museum technology and digital media. We share information, experience, and knowledge about the key challenges we face in our jobs, including:
  • Keeping up with rapidly evolving technology and emerging trends;
  • Building a data or image base for your museum collection;
  • Automating management of digital assets, web content, membership, events, ticketing, or exhibit design;
  • Applying best practices and emerging standards;
  • Using multimedia and social media to increase the effectiveness of our educational programs and web presence;
  • Getting the most from limited or shrinking technology funding.

 

MCN MEMBERSHIPS

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - $75/year
  • Discount on Annual Conference registration
  • Voting priviledges in MCN Elections
  • Eligibility to run for office on the MCN Board of Directors
  • Listing in the online Membership Directory
  • Access to the FOR MEMBERS section of the MCN website
  • Participation in MCN Special Interest Group (SIG) activities

Join or Renew as an Individual Member

 
 
EMERGING PROFESSIONAL/STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - $35/year

Emerging professional/Student Membership is open to first-time members who are students (upon verification of a valid student ID) or have fewer than three years of service in a cultural institution. Qualifying individuals may join as Emerging Professional/Student members for up to three years. After three years, members at this level will be automatically upgraded to Individual Member status and rate. 

  • Discount on Annual Conference registration
  • Voting priviledges in MCN Elections
  • Eligibility to run for office on the MCN Board of Directors
  • Listing in the online Membership Directory
  • Access to the FOR MEMBERS section of the MCN website
  • Participation in MCN Special Interest Group (SIG) activities

Join or Renew as an Emerging Prof/Student Member

 

NON-PROFIT MEMBERSHIP - $300/year

Nonprofit membership is open to any museum, library, archives, educational institution, or other type of nonprofit organization. 

Nonprofit members may name up to three representatives, all of whom are entitled to the full privileges of membership, including making motions, voting, holding office, and attending MCN functions at member's rates.
  • Listing in the online Membership Directory
  • Access to the FOR MEMBERS section of the MCN website
  • Listing with your URL on the Current Nonprofit Members page
  • Three named representatives who may vote in MCN Elections and are eligible to run for office on the MCN Board of Directors
  • Participation in MCN Special Interest Group (SIG) activities for all representatives of the organization
  • Discount on Annual Conference registration for all representatives of the organization

Join or Renew as a Non-Profit Member

 

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP - $400/year

Corporate Membership is open to any company interested in MCN’s mission. Corporate Members will have all the privileges of membership with the exception of making motions, voting, and holding office. Two representatives from each company are entitled to attend MCN functions at the Individual Member rates.

  • Substantial discount on Exhibit Hall space at the Annual Conference
  • Discount on Annual Conference registration for two company representatives
  • Listing in the online Membership Directory
  • Access to the FOR MEMBERS section of the MCN website
  • Listing with your URL on the Current Corporate Members page
  • Participation in MCN Special Interest Group (SIG) activities for all company staff

Join or Renew as a Corporate Member

 
 

MCN PROGRAMS

  1. Since 1972, we gather once a year for the MCN Annual Conference to explore these themes in depth, hear from experts in our field, check on the latest products and services from key industry vendors, and network.
  2. We maintain an active list serv where questions and responses are posted almost daily.
  3. Many of us also actively participate in Special Interest Groups or SIGs that focus on a range of topics such as Digital Media, Digital Asset Management Systems, Intellectual Property, and many more.
  4. And we offer MCN Pro, a year-round online webinars series, where community experts share hands-on projects and best practices on topics relevant to our field. 
 
 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

  • Toll free (US only): 1-888-211-1477, extension 803
  • Outside US: +1-855-473-2339, extension 803
  • Email: membership [at] mcn [dot] edu