What’s the Point of a Museum Website?

Scheduled:

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 3:00am - 4:30am
Track:
Room: Cairo

Submitter(s):

  1. Name: Koven Smith
    Title: Director of Technology
    Organization: Denver Art Museum
  2. Name: Nik Honeysett
    Title: Head of Administration
    Organization: The Getty Museum
  3. Name: Mia Ridge
    Title: PhD Student
    Organization: Open University
  4. Name: Eric Johnson
    Title: Head of Outreach & Consulting, Scholars' Lab
    Organization: University of Virginia
  5. Name: Suse Cairns
    Title: PhD Student
    Organization: The University of Newcastle

Abstract:

What's the point of museum websites? What purpose do they serve? Building on an unconference session from Museums and the Web 2011 and Koven Smith's recent Ignite Smithsonian talk, the panelists will ask what the museum website of the future should do. The panelists will examine the meaning of online collections, issues of trust and authority on the Web, and how to establish meaning and purpose in a highly networked world.

Session Description:

What's the point of museum websites? Is there a reason for them? What purpose do they serve? The panelists in this session, building on an unconference session from Museums and the Web 2011 and Koven Smith's recent Ignite Smithsonian talk, will dig into these questions and more in an attempt to determine what the museum website of the future should do. The panelists will examine the meaning of online collections, issues of trust and authority on the Web, and how to establish meaning and purpose in a highly networked world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What's the point of museum websites? Is there a reason for them? What purpose do they serve? The panelists in this session, building on an unconference session from Museums and the Web 2011 and Koven Smith's recent Ignite Smithsonian talk, will dig into these questions and more in an attempt to determine what the museum website of the future should do. The panelists will examine the meaning of online collections, issues of trust and authority on the Web, and how to establish meaning and purpose in a highly networked world.

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