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    • Report to MCNNovember 2009Douglas HegleyThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • American Association of Museums (AAM)
      http://www.aam-us.org/
      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.
    • 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.”
    • spark
    • 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”
    • 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
    • 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
    • Annual Meeting Tracks
      Sessions identified by themes, including:
      Administration
      CEO/Director
      Collections Stewardship
      Emerging Museum Professional
      Board Trustee
      Diversity
      Technology
      Small Museums
      Attendees are welcome to go to any presentation that suits them
    • 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
    • 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
    • MUSE Awards
      Created by the Media and Technology SPC
      20th anniversary
      62 judges, 250 applicants, 47 winners
      2009 MUSE Awards at MAT SPC
    • 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
    • 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
      Geolocation
      Alternative Interaction Devices
      4-5 years
      Open Content / Open Educational Resources
      Multi-language Capabilities
      http://horizon.nmc.org/museum/Main_Page
    • Annual Meeting Suggestions
      Post-meeting summary and report
      Published online
      Indexed and searchable
    • Annual Meeting Backchannel
      Blog
      Twitter
      Discussion Forum
      Website
    • Annual Meeting Value
      Comprehensive
      Overwhelming?
      To make it valuable, you must seize the day
    • Standing Professional Committees
      13 SPCs represent specific disciplines within the museum community
      Including:
      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
    • 2010 AAM Annual Meeting
      Theme: Museums without Borders
      http://www.aam-us.org/am10/