Time is running out for you to join the friendly delegates at UKMW15. We think that if you do, you’ll have a great time, learn lots and meet fascinating people. But if you need to make a last-minute case to your boss, or include it in your professional development plan, here’s why UKMW15 is an essential part of your museum learning this year…
Try cutting & pasting this in an email to your boss:
I need to attend UKMW15 to learn about new ways of building online audiences and deepening visitors’ engagement with our collections, find out about the latest digital developments and creative initiatives in cultural heritage, hear lessons from experts inside and outside our sector, and to network with peers who have similar roles in other organisations.
The (slightly) longer version
UK Museums on the Web 2015 is for all professionals in the museums sector who work with, or are just curious about, how to use digital technology for the benefit of their organisations and audiences.
It’s an opportunity to hear what others across the sector (and outside) are doing, to identify opportunities for collaboration, and to meet colleagues working on similar projects, familiar with the same obstacles and opportunities.
This year, the focus is on bridging gaps in technological understanding and finding new ways to connect potential museum visitors with our collections and stories
Technologies and topics covered by the conference include:
- Building an audience for a YouTube channel
- Delivering mobile content to improve visitor engagement
- Improving digital literacy and access within a local council
- Social media experiments
- Cross-sector collaborations
- Overcoming organisational barriers to creating quality digital content
- New developments in digital learning
The conference also features lunchtime tours taking you behind the scenes at the British Museum with fellow delegates.
UKMW conferences have a proven track record in highlighting best practice through engaging presentations and inspiring keynote speakers, and in offering delegates the opportunity to network and learn from each other in a supportive environment.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what attendees said about last year’s conference, ‘Museums beyond the Web’.
‘I have found the events MCG organise inspirational and a great way to network with the broader digital museums community’ – Jessica Suess
‘A full-on intense day, very rich in insights and amazing sharing of experiences, was crowned by a wonderful slow-paced closing keynote by Ross Parry’ – Kasia Kwiatkowska
‘As long as technology moves as fast as Mercury, museums will need the MCG to help them catch up’ – Holly Parsons
‘Diverse and exciting talks […] What I really liked was Rebecca’s acknowledgment of the challenges and the methods she had used to help overcome them’ – University of Cambridge Museums
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