About the MCG

The Museums Computer Group: connecting, supporting, inspiring people working with technology in museums

Conversation at UKMW07 by Jon Pratty

The Museums Computer Group (MCG) is a UK-based independent group for museum, gallery, cultural heritage and education professionals who work with or are interested in museum technology and digital heritage. Our members include technologists, educators, academics, marketers, curators and more working in or around museums and digital technologies, from back-end collections systems to social media. Our first meeting was back in 1982, and while technology changes around us, our mission of connecting, supporting and inspiring the museum sector continues.

The MCG is ‘the nation’s hive mind on all things digital and cultural‘ – Nick Poole, Chief Executive Officer, Collections Trust

Technology now plays a major part in the everyday running of museums across wide areas of museum practice, from digital displays, gallery interactives and learning tools to museum websites and social media, documentation, collections management and traditional IT departments.

The MCG hosts discussion and debate through our events, social media and on our email discussion list. With over 1,600 members, the MCG discussion list gives you immediate access to a huge range of professional experience. Got a museum technology question? Someone on the list will have the answer. It’s free, offers friendly support, and posting is as simple as sending an email.

We connect, support and inspire our members through partnerships and events at museums and other venues throughout the UK, including our annual UKMW (UK Museums on the Web) conference and a range of regional events.

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