Why should you attend UKMW2014, ‘Museums beyond the Web’?

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UKMW13 at Tate Modern

Why attend UKMW14? We think you’ll have a great time, learn lots and meet fascinating people. But if you need to make a a case to your boss, or include it in your professional development plan, here’s why we think UKMW is an essential part of your museum learning this year…

The cut & paste in an email to your boss version

 

I need to attend UKMW14 to find out about the latest digital developments in cultural heritage, hear the lessons those outside our sector have learned, and to network with peers who have similar roles in other organisations.

The (slightly) longer version

 

UKMW14 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 in 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 on technologies ‘beyond the web’ takes us beyond the everyday of ‘online’ and towards thinking about new experiences for visitors inside and outside museum environments.

Technologies and topics covered by the conference include:

  • Lightweight & low-budget mobile tours
  • NESTA’s Digital Culture survey
  • iBeacons
  • Smart exhibits
  • Linked Open Data
  • Google Glass
  • Oculus Rift

UKMW conferences have a proven track record in highlighting best practice in digital cultural heritage through engaging presentations, providing inspiring keynote speakers from within and beyond the sector, and in offering delegates the opportunity to network and learn from each other in a supportive environment.

Don’t miss out! Book now: http://ukmw14.eventbrite.co.uk/

But don’t take our word for it… this is what attendees said about last year’s UK Museums on the Web

 

“wonderful and inspiring” Nicole Cama

“engaging and well-planned” Alex Moseley

“an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues who have a similar interest in how we can make the best use of new digital technologies and platforms as part of our core museums work.”  Jessica Suess, Oxford APSIRE

“The day was good value for money, had a great location – both for being in the middle of a great museum and having good facilities, and was well planned time wise.  I met some lovely people who gave me helpful suggestions of contacts to make and technologies to try, and learned so much I need more hours in the day to look over my notes and try out the projects discussed!” Linda Logan, Culture and Crafts

“it was great to feel the buzz of conversation that you wouldn’t normally associate with a full day’s conferencing.” Mike Linstead, York Museums Trust

Convinced? Don’t miss out, get your ticket now!

 

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support

With many thanks to our UKMW14 sponsors, Faversham & Moss
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With many thanks as well for our Venue sponsors, the Natural History Museum

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