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2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
2009 AAM Conference Review
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  • 1. Report to MCNNovember 2009Douglas HegleyThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 2. American Association of Museums (AAM)
    Founded 1906
    Membership across entire scope of museums that includes more than:
    15,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers
    3,000 institutions
    300 corporate members.
    Helps to develop standards and best practices, gather and share knowledge, and provide advocacy for the entire museum community
     Every type of museum is represented including art, history, science, military and maritime, and youth museums, as well as aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, historic sites, and science and technology centers.
  • 3. 2009 Annual Meeting Theme:
    “The Museum Experiment”
    “Museums are unfinished, ever-changing. We continue to learn along with our visitors, our communities and society. Museums are a grand and continuous experiment in educating, engaging and inspiring people of every age and background”
    “ …Experimentation, innovation, and risk-taking” help museums to remain “ … relevant, responsive and real.”
  • 4. spark
  • 5. Annual Meeting
    Brings together thousands of museum professionals and colleagues for:
    Informative sessions
    Networking opportunities
    Inspiring keynote and “thought leader” speakers
    A massive vendor expo
    Numerous committee and business meetings
    A popular “Career Café”
  • 6. Annual Meeting Sessions
    Hundreds of sessions with topic that range across the spectrum of museum interests
    from construction projects and institutional administration
    through technology and innovation
    including exhibition design and collections care
    to new challenges
    and much more
  • 7. Annual Meeting Attendees
    AAM Members and Annual Meeting attendees span the range of museum occupations:
    directors, curators, registrars, educators, exhibit designers, public relations officers, development officers, security managers, trustees and volunteers
    Over 6,000 people attended the 2009 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
    From all levels of experience, all age groups, all interests
  • 8. Annual Meeting Tracks
    Sessions identified by themes, including:
    Collections Stewardship
    Emerging Museum Professional
    Board Trustee
    Small Museums
    Attendees are welcome to go to any presentation that suits them
  • 9. Annual Meeting Highlights
    Inspiring presentations, including Ford Bell President of AAM
    AAM “Book Club” session, featuring in-depth panel discussion with the authors
    Dialogues (both in-session and during networking events) about social networking technologies and their use and implications for museums
    Imaginative and unusually-formatted presentations
  • 10. Museo-Jeopardy: Are you Smarter than a Museum Technologist?
    Using familiar game show format to explore new directions in museum-relevant technology
    Session themes:
    “Learning with laughter”
    Social media tools & how to make them effective.
    Particular questions about how to facilitate the relationship between IT and PR within an organization.
    Session Chair: Douglas Hegley
    Panelists: Nik Honeysett, Nancy Proctor, John Gordy
  • 11. MUSE Awards
    Created by the Media and Technology SPC
    20th anniversary
    62 judges, 250 applicants, 47 winners
    2009 MUSE Awards at MAT SPC
  • 12. 2009 MUSE Awards
    Categories and Gold Medal winners:
    Audio and Visual Tours: GOLDMauerGuide/Berlin Wall Guide (Antenna Audio)
    Community: GOLD Total Solar Eclipse: Live from China (The Exploratorium)
    Games: GOLD Waltee’s Quest: The Case of the Lost Art (The Walters Art Museum)
    Interactive Kiosks: GOLD Grammy Museum Interactives
    Interpretive Interactive Installations: GOLD Green Community Interactives (Nat’l Bldg Mus.)
    Multimedia Installations: GOLD Patriots Hall of Fame Pylons (The Hall at Patriot Place)
    Online Presence: GOLD ArtBabble (Indianapolis Museum of Art)
    Podcasts: GOLD General Collection Podcasts for George Eastman House
    Public Relations & Development: GOLD Road Trip: The Giant Artichoke (San Jose Mus. Of Art)
    Teaching and Outreach: GOLD Flashpoint: 1908-2008, Springfield Illinois Race Riot (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum)
    Video: GOLD Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian (Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian)
    Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award: Flashpoint: 1908-2008, Springfield Illinois Race Riot
  • 13. NMC Horizon Report for Museums
    New Media Consortium
    Final publication still in process, early info release:
    1 year
    Collection Management Systems, Digital Asset Management Systems, Content Management Systems
    Mobile Devices
    2-3 years
    Alternative Interaction Devices
    4-5 years
    Open Content / Open Educational Resources
    Multi-language Capabilities
  • 14. Annual Meeting Suggestions
    Post-meeting summary and report
    Published online
    Indexed and searchable
  • 15. Annual Meeting Backchannel
    Discussion Forum
  • 16. Annual Meeting Value
    To make it valuable, you must seize the day
  • 17. Standing Professional Committees
    13 SPCs represent specific disciplines within the museum community
    EdCom: Committee on Education
    MAT: Media and Technology
    PRAM: PR and Marketing
    And more …
    SPCs offer an excellent way to get involved, learn more, share knowledge, drive innovation
    SPCs endorse sessions at Annual Meeting
  • 18. 2010 AAM Annual Meeting
    Theme: Museums without Borders