Museum Computer Network (MCN)

  • Description
  • Founded in 1967, the Museum Com­puter Net­work has been serv­ing the cul­tural her­itage com­mu­nity for over 40 years. The Museum Com­puter Net­work is a 501©(3) not-​for-​profit cor­po­ra­tion incor­po­rated in the State of New York.

    For cur­rent projects and plans, please refer to the MCN Strate­gic Plan 20072010.


    The Museum Com­puter Net­work (MCN) sup­ports the greater museum com­mu­nity by pro­vid­ing con­tin­u­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to explore, imple­ment, and dis­sem­i­nate new tech­nolo­gies and best prac­tices in the field.

    MCN orga­nizes a wide vari­ety of activ­i­ties, including:

    • Annual Con­fer­ence: Hun­dreds of atten­dees explore the lat­est advances in museum tech­nol­ogy through work­shops, panel pre­sen­ta­tions, and ven­dor demonstrations.
    • Email List: MCN main­tains an online dis­cus­sion list, MCN-​L, where mem­bers and non-​members may post inquiries and announcements.
    • Spe­cial Inter­est Groups: The MCN SIGs rep­re­sent a range of top­i­cal inter­ests as well as regional areas. Top­i­cal groups include Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty, Dig­i­tal Media, and the Small Museum. There are regional SIGs for Cal­i­for­nia and the Pacific North­west as well as Tai­wan and UK-​Ireland.
    • Web­site: The MCN web­site offers online mem­ber­ship pur­chases and renewals, up-​to-​date annual con­fer­ence infor­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion, resources to help you with your every­day respon­si­bil­i­ties, and a For Mem­bers area with a list­ing of MCN Members.


    Phone +1.888.211.1477

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