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November 30, 2017 12:56 PM

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Museums and the Web

Museums and the Web is ongoing. See

Museums have much to learn from each other and from developers using the Web for other applications. To encourage the growth of our community, and facilitate the exchange of information, Archives & Museum Informatics founded an annual international conference exclusively about Museums and the Web. MW has been held every spring since 1997.

Though no longer managed by Archives & Museum Informatics, MW remains the largest international conference devoted to the exploration of art, science, natural and cultural heritage online – wherever the network may reach. It is designed by and for museum professionals, features the best work from around the world, and highlights the use of new technologies in the museum context.

Full programs and full papers from past conferences remain available online; papers are not updated once they have been published.

Past Papers Online

Museums and the Web Conferences


April 17-20, 2013 in Portland, Oregon, USA
at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront

2012 April 11-14, 2012 in San Diego, California, USA
at the Sheraton Marina
2011 April 6-9, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2010 April 13-17, 2010 in Denver, Colorado, USA
at the Grand Hyatt
2009 April 14-18, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
at the Hyatt Regency
2008 Museums and the Web
April 8-12, 2008 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
at the Hilton Bonaventure
2007 April 11-14, 2007 in San Francisco, California, USA
at the Westin St. Francis
2006 The tenth annual MW was held
March 22 - 25, 2006 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2005 April 13-17, 2005 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2004 March 31-April 3, 2004 in Arlington, Virginia / Washington DC
2003 March 19-22, 2003 in Charlotte, North Carolina
2002 April 17 - 20, 2002 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2001 March 14-17, 2001 in Seattle, Washington, USA
2000 April 16-19, 2000 in Minneapolis, MN, USA
1999 March 11-14, 1999 in New Orleans, LA, USA
1998 April 22-25, 1998 in Toronto, Canada.
1997 March 16-19, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA


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