MUSEUMS AND THE WEB 1998

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Overview of MW98: Why you should attend MW98 Learn new skills to enhance your museum site Explore issues and controversies facing Museums and the Web Experts featured at MW98 Commercial products and services to enhance your web site Organizations supporting MW98: Online interchange regarding the virtual museum experience Juried awards to best web sites in 5 categories

Maxwell Anderson

Director, Art Gallery of Ontario

Maxwell L. Anderson joined the Art Gallery of Ontario as its fourth director in September 1995. During his tenure the AGO has significantly increased its collections of contemporary, European, and Canadian art, expanded its public hours, exhibition schedule, and programming, and dropped its required admission fee in favour of a "pay-what-you-can" policy. It has also created a New Media Centre which oversees both the Gallery's own website (www.AGO.net) and the Art Museum Network (www.AMN.org), the official Internet address for North America's leading art museums.

Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Anderson directed the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (1987-1995). During his tenure at the Carlos, the museum completed a $10 million expansion by Michael Graves, doubled its art collections to more than 15,000 works, and organized numerous international exhibitions. Mr. Anderson previously spent six years as Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1981-1987). He has taught at Princeton University (Visiting Lecturer, Department of Art & Archaeology, 1995) and the UniversitÓ di Roma (Visiting Professor, 1987).

Maxwell Anderson, 41, was born and raised in New York City. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received a Ph.D. in fine arts from Harvard University in 1981.

Mr. Anderson has lectured and published on Roman art, international art law, and interactive technology, and is the author of the introduction to "The Wired Museum" (Washington, D.C., American Association of Museums, 1997). He is a past trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors, Liaison for Information Technology for the Association of Art Museum Directors, sits on the Advisory Committee of the Getty Information Institute, and is a Trustee of The American Federation of Arts. He was decorated as a Commendatore, or Commander of the Presidential Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, in 1990.

Maxwell will present the Opening Plenary.


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