Program

MW19 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 red/black and tentative presentations in grey. Please check the program frequently for updates.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 | Wednesday, April 03, 2019 | Thursday, April 04, 2019 | Friday, April 05, 2019 | Saturday, April 06, 2019

Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Tuesday, April 02
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tour: Museums at Harvard
- Jeff Steward, Harvard Art Museums, USA
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Wednesday, April 03
8:00am - 9:00am
Coffee/Tea
Wednesday, April 03
8:00am - 7:30pm
Registration
Wednesday, April 03
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: DIY Crowdsourcing & Museum Collections: Explore people-powered research with the Zooniverse Project Builder!
- Samantha Blickhan, Zooniverse, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: GIF Making for Museums: Reviving Archival Collections through Creative Reuse
- Brigitte Jansen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Netherlands
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Wednesday, April 03
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Hands On With RFID
- Aron Ambrosiani, Nordiska museet, Sweden
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Wednesday, April 03
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Hands on with Vue.js for Touchscreens
- Ian Callahan, Harvard Art Museums, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Hands-on IIIF
- Jeff Steward, Harvard Art Museums, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Market Smarter, Not Harder: Using Your Own Data for Communications Success
- Ceci Dadisman, FORM, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Podcasting for Museums: A Hands-On Introduction
- Hannah Hethmon, H. Hethmon Consulting, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop: Shaping the Big Picture: Interactively Mapping Our Digital Activities and Relationships
- Duane Degler, Design for Context, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
10:15am - 10:45am
Coffee/Tea Break
Wednesday, April 03
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch for Workshop Attendees

Lunch is for workshop attendees and teachers only: please bring the lunch ticket included in your registration packet.

Wednesday, April 03
12:45pm - 5:15pm

Workshop: Super Powers Senate Program
- Jan Crocker, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: Facilitating object-based learning experiences using digital
- Emilia McKenzie, The Science Museum, UK
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Wednesday, April 03
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: Hacking Culture with IIIF
- Jeff Steward, Harvard Art Museums, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: How to get museums to innovate? ‘Design for cultural heritage’ and service-system mindset as a strategic thinking methodology.
- Ece Özdil, Jüniör, Italy
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Wednesday, April 03
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: InnerActive History: Exploring new and innovative techniques for history museums and exhibits
- David London, The Peale Center for Baltimore History & Architecture, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: The Narrative Podcast: Creating Intimate Stories for Immersive Experiences
- Sarah Wambold, Clyfford Still Museum, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: To Blog or Not to Blog? It Shouldn’t Be a Question: A Look at Why So Many Museums Do Not Use a Blogging Platform, and The Benefits They May Be Missing
- Nick Faber, Cuberis, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshop: Website Optimization (Without A Redesign)
- Ceci Dadisman, FORM, USA
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Wednesday, April 03
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Coffee/Tea Break


Thursday, April 04, 2019
Thursday, April 04
9:00am - 10:30am
Opening plenary
Thursday, April 04
10:30am - 11:00am
Coffee/Tea Break
Thursday, April 04
11:00am - 12:30pm
Papers: How do we connect data?

The Materiality of the Immaterial: How to document seemingly invisible, intangible digital design
- Juhee Park, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, Anouska Samms, Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom

Thursday, April 04
11:00am - 12:30pm
Papers: How do we measure feelings?

Affect in information systems: a knowledge organization system approach to documenting visitor-artwork experiences
- Erin Canning, Aga Khan Museum, Canada

The Met’s Object Page: Towards a new synthesis of scholarship and storytelling
- Elena Villaespesa, Pratt Institute, USA

Thursday, April 04
11:00am - 12:30pm
Papers: What is digital inclusion?

The Evolving Role of Digital in Museums
- Haitham Eid, Southern University at New Orleans, USA

Starting Small and Designing for One: A Case Study in Accessibility
- Jeff Steward, Harvard Art Museums, USA

Thursday, April 04
11:00am - 12:30pm
Papers: What is the Visitor Journey?

Labs as an Agile Instrument to Supercharge the Development of a Tech Heavy Museum: Making independent choices by failing early and learning by doing
- Maarten Brinkerink, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Netherlands

Thursday, April 04
11:00am - 12:30pm
Web Crit
Thursday, April 04
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch on your own
Thursday, April 04
12:45pm - 1:45pm
IIIF Meetup

International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Meetup
- Rob Lancefield, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, USA

Thursday, April 04
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Community of Practice: Online Collections
Thursday, April 04
2:00pm - 3:30pm
MWX: What is an immersive museum?

Designing a minimum viable experience
- Kati Price, V&A-Victoria and Albert Museum, UK

Thursday, April 04
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Papers: What is memory on the Web?

Paradigm Shift: Museums of Mexico
- Vania Ramírez Islas, Ministry of Culture, Mexico, Vania Sarahi Ramirez Islas, Ministry of Culture, Mexico

Everything Old is New Again
- Michael Haley Goldman, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, USA

Thursday, April 04
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Papers: What is museum mobile today?

Awe or Empathy, Fast or Slow? Creating contrasting impacts from mobile experiences
- Dafydd James, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Wales, Jenny Kidd, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY, Wales

Thursday, April 04
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Video Crit
Thursday, April 04
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Coffee/Tea Break
Thursday, April 04
4:00pm - 5:00pm
How-to: How to Read a VPAT

How to Read a VPAT: Assessing Accessibility Conformance Reports
- Brian McNeilly, McNeilly Accessibility Consulting, USA, Sina Bahram, Prime Access Consulting, Inc., USA

Thursday, April 04
4:00pm - 5:00pm
How-to: The Museum of Me
Thursday, April 04
4:00pm - 5:00pm
How-to: Web writing for museums

Web writing for museums: Analyzing principles and best writing practices for digital media through the study of the case “Pedras Sabidas (Wise Stones) Accessible Circuit”
- Ana Cecília Rocha Veiga, UFMG - Federal University of Minas Gerais State - Brazil, Brazil

Thursday, April 04
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel: Cultural Collections as Data

Cultural Collections as Data: Aiming for digital data literacy and tool development
- Liz Neely, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, USA, Anne Luther, Center for Data Arts, The New School, USA, Chad Weinard, Williams College Museum of Art, USA

Thursday, April 04
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel: Frankenstein’s Museum App
Thursday, April 04
5:00pm - 6:30pm
GLAMi Finalists
Thursday, April 04
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Exhibitors' Reception


Friday, April 05, 2019
Friday, April 05
9:00am - 10:30am
Community of Practice: Immersive Storytelling
Friday, April 05
9:00am - 10:30am
Inclusive Design Incubator

Illuminating Colonization Through Augmented Reality
- Margaret Middleton, Margaret Middleton Exhibit Design and Museum Consulting, USA, Seema Rao, Brilliant Idea Studio, USA

Friday, April 05
9:00am - 10:30am
Papers: How do we make it work - together?
Friday, April 05
9:00am - 10:30am
Papers: How do we open online collections?

Museum Collections on Wikipedia: Opening Up to Open Access Initiatives
- Elena Villaespesa, Pratt Institute, USA

Friday, April 05
9:00am - 10:30am
Papers: What is immersive storytelling?

Digital content, storytelling and journalism: a genuine museum experience
- Jennifer Trent Staves, Wellcome Collection, UK

Insights into the Fine Arts Museums’ immersive educational storytelling platform relaunch
- Tricia Robson, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, USA

Friday, April 05
10:30am - 11:00am
Coffee/Tea Break
Friday, April 05
11:00am - 12:30pm
Lightning Talks I
Friday, April 05
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Exhibitor Lunch Reception
Friday, April 05
2:00pm - 2:50pm

Professional Forum: AI, big data and analytics: how it's done
- Diana Pan, The Museum of Modern Art, USA

Friday, April 05
2:00pm - 2:50pm

Professional Forum: Exploring the Gallery Through Voice: Using Amazon Alexa and Visual Descriptions to Connect Remote Users to the Museum
- Tim Schwartz, Alley Interactive, USA, Pamela Horn, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, USA, Sina Bahram, Prime Access Consulting, Inc., USA

Friday, April 05
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Friday, April 05
2:00pm - 2:50pm

Professional Forum: The Data-driven Museum: Data, Dashboards and Determination
- Douglas Hegley, Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA

Friday, April 05
2:00pm - 2:50pm

Professional Forum: The Path to Diversity in Museums
- Haitham Eid, Southern University at New Orleans, USA, Jennifer Williams, New Orleans Museum of Art, USA

Friday, April 05
3:00pm - 3:50pm
Friday, April 05
3:00pm - 3:50pm

Professional Forum: Customizing the Experience: Leveraging Data in Digital
- Matthew Tarr, American Museum of Natural History, USA

Friday, April 05
3:00pm - 3:50pm

Professional Forum: Engaging Audiences with Integrated Technology
- Ed Gargiulo, Tessitura Network, USA

Friday, April 05
3:00pm - 3:50pm

Professional Forum: Growth Hacking Museums: Institutional Innovation and Intrapreneurship
- Douglas Hegley, Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA, Brendan Ciecko, Cuseum, USA

Friday, April 05
3:00pm - 3:50pm

Professional Forum: What’s Holding Us Back? True Stories Of User-Centered Design
- Jennifer Trent Staves, Wellcome Collection, UK, Alyson Webb, Frankly, Green + Webb ltd, UK

Friday, April 05
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ice cream break
Friday, April 05
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Plenary
Friday, April 05
6:30pm - 9:00pm
GLAMi Awards & Conference Reception


Saturday, April 06, 2019
Saturday, April 06
9:30am - 11:00am
Lightning Talks 2
Saturday, April 06
11:00am - 12:30pm
App Crit
Saturday, April 06
11:00am - 12:30pm
Papers: What are the next-gen interfaces?

Designing a "no interface" audio walk

- Anders Sundnes Løvlie, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Edith Terte Andersen, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Augmented Reality and African Art in Museums: Experiments in Seeing and Learning
- Amanda Gilvin, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, USA , Sarina Khan-Reddy, Davis Museum, USA, Sarina Khan-Reddy, Davis Museum, USA

Saturday, April 06
11:00am - 12:30pm
Papers: What is mobile business?

Innovation on a shoestring: testing BYOD concepts without building anything
- Natalia Hudelson, The British Museum, UK, Carlos Austin-Gonzalez, The British Museum, UK

Saturday, April 06
11:00am - 12:30pm
Papers: What is participation?

Smart Culture - Future Cities - Paper
- Jens Bley, eCultureLab@HCU, HafenCity University, Hamburg, Germany, Timothy Hart, Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand

The GIFT framework: Give visitors the tools to tell their own stories
- Anders Sundnes Løvlie, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Steve Benford, University of Nottingham, UK, Ben Bedwell, University of Nottingham, UK, Timothy Wray, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Saturday, April 06
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
Saturday, April 06
2:00pm - 3:00pm
How-to: An Open-source Model For Exhibition Development And Hands-on Storytelling
Saturday, April 06
2:00pm - 3:00pm
How-to: Easy AR authoring for museums and cultural heritage sites
Saturday, April 06
2:00pm - 3:00pm
How-to: How to build an open source museum platform

How to build an open source museum platform
- Tommy Wilson, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, USA

Saturday, April 06
2:00pm - 2:50pm

Professional Forum: The Inclusive Design and Accessibility Answer Hour
- Sina Bahram, Prime Access Consulting, Inc., USA, Corey Timpson, Corey Timpson Design Inc., Canada

Saturday, April 06
3:15pm - 4:30pm
Closing Plenary

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly? Thoughts about museums, media and their consumers
- Harald Kraemer, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.