Program

MW18 features speakers from around the world, presenting their latest work and research findings. Proposals were peer-reviewed by an International Program Committee in a very competitive process.

The preliminary program includes confirmed presentations in blue/black and tentative presentations in grey. Please check the program frequently for updates.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Friday, April 20, 2018 | Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, April 17
9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 17
12:30pm - 5:30pm


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wednesday, April 18
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Community Engagement through User Experience
- Michael Tedeschi, Interactive Mechanics, USA, Amelia Longo, Interactive Mechanics, USA
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Wednesday, April 18
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Creating catchy content formats: beyond the online collection
- Martijn van der Heijden, Fabrique, The Netherlands
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Wednesday, April 18
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Experiential Master Plans: Integrating digital experiences into the physical environment
- Brad Baer, Bluecadet, USA
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Wednesday, April 18
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Oops!.. I Did It Again. How documentation and journaling can save you and your team from making the same mistakes.
- Ryan King, Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Asian Art Museum, USA
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Wednesday, April 18
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Sustainable Multi-Format Digital Publishing with Quire
- Greg Albers, The J. Paul Getty Trust, USA
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Wednesday, April 18
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: Diversify Your Crowdsourcing Portfolio with Open-Source Software
- Jen Wolfe, Newberry Library, USA, Matt Krc, Newberry Library, USA, Matthew Clarke, Newberry Library, USA
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Wednesday, April 18
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: Gaming in museums: How to level up your museum’s public engagement
- Rae Ostman, Arizona State University, USA
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Wednesday, April 18
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: Leveraging the “Long Tail” Effect for Museum Content Strategy
- Eric Holter, Cuberis, USA
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Wednesday, April 18
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: Sketching in Spaces: Low-Tech Prototyping for High-Tech Projects
- Brett Renfer, Bluecadet, USA
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Wednesday, April 18
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: Produce Stronger Video: Writing Films for Museums
- Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, MCA Chicago, USA
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19
9:00am - 10:30am
Opening Plenary | #MW18-TA
Thursday, April 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Coffee Break
Thursday, April 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Coffee Break
Thursday, April 19
11:00am - 12:30pm
Digital Teams | #MW18-TE

Structuring for digital success
- Kati Price, V&A-Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, Dafydd James, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Wales

Skill and Sensibility: The Creative Digital Producer
- Benjamin Walbrook, MADA, Monash University, Australia, Vince Dziekan, Monash University, Australia

Thursday, April 19
11:00am - 12:30pm
Innovation in the Archives | #MW18-TB
Thursday, April 19
11:00am - 12:30pm
Mobile Access to Museums | #MW18-TD

Integration of accessibility best practices in an onsite mobile application
- Courtney OCallaghan, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, USA, Scott Brewer, Art Processors, USA

Thursday, April 19
11:00am - 12:30pm
What's New? What's Next? | #MW18-TC
Thursday, April 19
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
Thursday, April 19
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Coffee Break
Thursday, April 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Professional Forum 1 | #MW18-TM

From Ivory Towers to Public Squares: perspectives on expanding digital culture from campus art museums
- Chad Weinard, Independent Consultant / Williams College Museum of Art, USA, Koven Smith, Blanton Museum of Art, USA, Sonnet Coggins, Williams College Museum of Art, USA

Thursday, April 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Professional Forum 2 | #MW18-TN

The hard edge of organisational change
- Shelley Mannion, The British Museum, UK, Timothy Hart, Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand, Dafydd James, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Wales, Kati Price, V&A-Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, Carolyn Royston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, USA

Thursday, April 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Professional Forum 3 | #MW18-TO
Thursday, April 19
5:15pm - 6:00pm
GLAMi Finalists | #MW18-TR
Thursday, April 19
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Exhibitors' Reception | #MW18-TS


Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 20
9:00am - 10:30am
Accessibility Clinic | #MW18-FE
Friday, April 20
9:00am - 10:30am
Advanced Infrastructure | #MW18-FB

Ticketing 2017: Two New Projects Take on Complex Challenges
- Douglas Hegley, Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA, Andrew David, Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA, Meaghan Tongen, Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA

Weighing the World Wide Web: The Art and Science of Load Testing for Unique High-Spike Conditions
- Radha Nagaraja, National September 11 Memorial and Museum, USA

Friday, April 20
9:00am - 10:30am
New Approaches to Learning | #MW18-FD
Friday, April 20
9:00am - 10:30am
The Social Museum | #MW18-FA

Instagram Trends: Visual Narratives of Embodied Experiences at the Museum of Islamic Art
- Maria Arias, University of Manchester, UK

Friday, April 20
9:00am - 10:30am
Video Crit | #MW18-FC
Friday, April 20
11:00am - 12:30pm
Lightning Talks 1 | #MW18-FF
Friday, April 20
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall (A/B/C) 5th Floor
Exhibitor Lunch Reception
Friday, April 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
How-to Session 1 | #MW18-FG
Friday, April 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
How-to Session 2 | #MW18-FH
Friday, April 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
How-to Session 3 | #MW18-FI

WikiWelcome
- Sofia Dahlquist, Stockholmskällan, Sweden

Friday, April 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
How-to Session 4 | #MW18-FJ

the portARble museum, Developing Augmented Reality for the Web using AR.js
- Fred Leighton, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

Friday, April 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Professional Forum 4 | #MW18-TQ
Friday, April 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel 1 | #MW18-FM
Friday, April 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel 2 | #MW18-FN
Friday, April 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel 3 | #MW18-FL
Friday, April 20
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ice Cream Break
Friday, April 20
4:30pm - 5:30pm
GLAMi Awards


Saturday, April 21, 2018
Saturday, April 21
9:00am - 10:30am
Lightning Talks 2 | #MW18-SA
Saturday, April 21
10:30am - 12:00pm
Beyond the Walls | #MW18-SC

The Museum as Venue
- April Thompson, Jewish Museum & Archives of BC, Canada

Saturday, April 21
10:30am - 12:00pm
Online Collections | #MW18-SF

The People’s Collection Wales; Sustaining a national, collaborative, bilingual digital programme in its first decade
- Tom Pert, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, UK, Michael Jones, National Library of Wales, UK, Dafydd James, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Wales

Digital collections, open data and the boundaries of openness: a case study from the National Galleries of Scotland
- Jen Ross, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Serendipity and readability: building an engaging online collection site with limited resources
- Paul Rowe, Vernon Systems, New Zealand, Jennifer Taylor Moore, Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, New Zealand

Saturday, April 21
10:30am - 12:00pm
Online Publishing | #MW18-SE

Who Reviewed This?! A Survey on Museum Web Publishing in 2018
- Susan Wigodner, The Field Museum, USA, Caitlin Kearney, The Field Museum, USA

Is this an exhibition or a publication? Defining online resources types in art museums
- Maribel Hidalgo Urbaneja, University of Glasgow, UK

Saturday, April 21
10:30am - 12:00pm
Post-colonial Digital | #MW18-SB

New Media Archaeologies: Community-Based Archaeological Practice Shaping Collaborative Production in Digital Sq’éwlets
- Kate Hennessy, Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Canada, Reese Muntean, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Ethical Archaeology
- Ané van der Walt, Monash University, Australia, Vince Dziekan, Monash University, Australia

Saturday, April 21
10:30am - 12:00pm
The Distributed Museum Experience | #MW18-SD

The Digital Footprint
- Catherine Devine, American Museum of Natural History, USA

Facing the Future: Natural User Interfaces and Transmedia Spaces in Museums
- Scott Gillam, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Canada, Liz Neely, American Alliance of Museums, USA

Saturday, April 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm
How-to Session 5 | #MW18-SG

Using Coyote to Describe the World
- Sina Bahram, Prime Access Consulting, Inc., USA, Susan Chun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA, Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA

Saturday, April 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel 4 | #MW18-SH
Saturday, April 21
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lunch
Saturday, April 21
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Coffee Break
Saturday, April 21
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Plenary