Tours added to MW2013 program

It has taken us a little longer tha usual to put together tours for this year’s conference but they are well worth the wait. The tours run on Tuesday, April 16 2013: to join a tour please register at http://mw2013.museumsandtheweb.com/registration

Tour 1: CMS, Object Stories, Mobile and Touch
First we go to Portland Art Museum for a Tour of the collections management photo studio and flex space, followed by a discussion of the online collections database with Maggie Hanson, Collections Information Manager. Then a Tour of the Object Stories booth and Carrie May Weems special exhibition and Object Stories Listening Station with Mike Murawski, Director of Education and Public Programs.

Enjoy a catered lunch at Grand Central Bakery Café a fresh, locally grown company dedicated to the craft of artisan baking and scratch cooking.

Then a Meridian mobile tour of the world famous Lan Su Chinese Garden, one of Portland’s greatest treasures. The Lan Su Chinese Garden app, designed for both iOS and Android based phones, is part personal tour guide, part plant guide –What’s Blooming in Lan Su, turn-by-turn directions and a comprehensive list of all of the events all run from a web CMS.

Finish the day with a tour through Second Story where they are pioneering new interactive experiences for museums and pushing the boundaries of storytelling for brands and institutions across web, mobile, and installations and empowering audiences to connect and share.

Tour 2: Museum Interactive, Digital Art Archives and Digital Fabric Archives
Start the day bright and early with a tour through Second Story where they are pioneering new interactive experiences for museums and pushing the boundaries of storytelling for brands and institutions across web, mobile, and installations and empowering audiences to connect and share.

Enjoy a catered lunch at Grand Central Bakery Café a fresh, locally grown company dedicated to the craft of artisan baking and scratch cooking.

Then off to the Museum of Contemporary Craft & Pacific Northwest College of Art for a presentation and demonstration of a hand-built, digital archive that offers both public and internal points of access for the Museum of Contemporary Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Finish up with a tour of an ambitious project to digitize and archive 40,000 objects from the Andrea Aranow Textile Collection and make them available via the web.

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