Join us in Portland, Oregon for the 17th annual Museums and the Web conference: April 17-20, 2013.

Museums and the Web is an annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Formed by leading professionals from around the world, our community has been meeting since 1997. The products of our meetings and conversations – the MW proceedingsBest of the Web archives and discussion Forum – are an unparalleled resource for museum workers, technologists, students and researchers that grows every year.

Please check the news page for important information about MW2013.

Key Dates

Who Comes to MW?

All kinds of people from around the world come to Museums and the Web. You will find webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, publishers and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives – as well as the companies, foundations and governments that support them – at Museums and the Web every year.

The MW Program

MW offers a range of professional learning opportunities, from plenary sessions to un-conference sessions, from formal papers to informal networking, from museum project demonstrations to commercial exhibits, from professional debates to lightning talks, from how-to sessions to crit rooms and the Best of the Web awards.

Prior to the conference, there are full-day and half-day workshops and a day of pre-conference tours.

Social events include receptions each evening, and lots of refreshment breaks provide plenty of time to meet and talk with colleagues.

Program Selection

The MW Conference Program is selected through peer-review by an international Program Committee.

Scholarships and Volunteers

Each year, MW Scholarships are awarded to museum professionals whose institutions do not have resources for their professional development.

Students and others who need help with the cost of attending MW are invited to volunteer; their conference registration fees are waived in return for helping out, but positions are limited.

Scholarship and Volunteer applications will be accepted from December 1.

Can’t Make It? Get the Book.

All written papers from the MW conferences – since 1997 – are published online. Printed volumes of selected papers from the proceedings are available to order. From 2012, the MW selected proceedings are also available in ePub format.


8 thoughts on “About

  1. I would like to volunteer for the upcoming conference. I see that the deadline for volunteers to apply was December 1st but have been unable to find the application on this page.

  2. I would like to nominate a site for best of the web, when I follow the above link it takes me to the 2012 best of the web page. When I click on “nominate a site” in the left sidebar menu there, it tells me nominations are closed. Could you please post the correct link for nominations? Thank you!

  3. Me interesa saber cuando se podria postular a Becas y cual es su cobertura, Creamos un Museo De Cultura Mapuche en Arauco Chile y también se esta creando su Pag Web junto con un Museo Virtual.
    Desde ya muy agradecido y les saludo muy ATTE.
    Lucas Kandia.

Leave a Reply