What’s the point of a museum website?

April 18, 2011

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One of the best things that came out of this year’s Museums and the Web conference in Philly was an “unconference ” session I organized around re-thinking and re-imagining what museum websites could/should be. It was a great conversation, with lots of interesting viewpoints. I hope to do a longer post about this in the next few days, but for now, here’s the video of a talk I gave at Ignite Smithsonian a few days ago that tries to get at the root of the problem I’m trying to identify.

I only had five minutes, and was still pretty hoarse from MW, but I think the talk still does a decent job of laying out the problem. Would absolutely love input from others on this–it seems to be a topic that’s resonating with a lot of us!

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