Northeast SIG

Janet M. Strohl-Morgan, Associate Director for Information & Technology, Princeton University Art Museum - jstrohl [at] princeton [dot] edu

Northease Special Interest Group Meeting September 20, 2013, Princeton University

Hi Everyone,

Please join MCN’s Northeast Special Interest Group meeting!

When: Friday, September 20, 2013 from 9 am to 5 pm Where: Princeton University Program: please see attached RSVP: to by September 9, 2013.

Directions to the Princeton University campus can be found here. Lodging choices can be found here with special rates at participating hotels. The Nassau Inn, Palmer House and The Peacock Inn are within walking distance of campus.

All are welcome!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!


Northeast Special Interest Group Program
9:00 – 9:05 Introduction
Janet Strohl-Morgan, Associate Director for Information and Technology, Princeton University Art Museum

9:05 – 9:10 Welcome
Rob Lancefield, recent MCN president, Manager of Museum Information Services / Registrar of Collections, Wesleyan University Davison Art Center

9:10 – 9:30 Museums and Technology
James Steward, Director, Princeton University Art Museum

9:30 – 11:00 Exploration and Experimentation
Jeff Steward, Director of Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology, Harvard Art Museums

Jeff will speak about Harvard Art Museums' exploration into innovative technology and experimentation while the Museums are being renovated and expanded.

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12: 15 Digital Asset Management, HUDs, and Neural Networks: Art History for Digital Natives
Bryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas, Princeton University Art Museum

Today's college students (and much of the general public) have expectations for data access and intuitive interfaces that should inform data management platforms. This talk will explore this point and possible future directions for software from the presenter's perspective as a museum curator, college instructor, and gamer.

12: 30 – 1:30 Lunch and NE SIG Business Meeting

1:30 – 3 Unconference

Break into tables of topics with a moderator at each table. Topics will be identified and confirmed on the day of the conference. Suggested topics include open access and image use; digital asset management and preservation, increasing accessibility through technology, and new developments around ticketing.

3:00 Optional Tour of the Princeton University Art Museum