Publishing and Training
for Cultural Heritage Professionals
Archives & Museum Informatics is a partnership of two respected leaders, researchers, and theorists in museum and cultural informatics: David Bearman and Jennifer Trant. We are now on an extended sabbatical.
For many years, our consulting services have emphasized inter-institutional collaboration, and strategic planning. We've specialized in organizational development, business model design, collaboration, multi-institutional projects, knowledge organization, standards development, and requirements analysis.
Publications from Archives & Museum Informatics chronicle the development of interactive multimedia in museums and the impact of the Web on digital museums and libraries. Most of these publications are freely available online.
Museums and the Web and ICHIM conference papers are catalogued and available online. Many of our own articles and papers are also available online.
Between 1987 and 1996 Archives and Museum Informatics published a quarterly newsletter. These are freely available online as PDF files. See the Index to issues.
Print publications are also available to order.
We founded the conferences Museums and the Web and ICHIM on the belief that knowledge and best practices should be openly shared amongst colleagues. These became internationally known venues for information-sharing across a broad range of cultural professions, and attracted a diverse, vibrant group of managers, marketers, new media / technologists, curators, educators, and researchers.
ICHIM was held biennially from 1991 - 2007 and has now ended.
We also hosted several research meetings on Electronic Records.
We established an online community of cultural heritage professionals, that has grown to thousands of members. Originally at conference.archimuse.com, you can now join the conversation at museumsandtheweb.com