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Published: March 15, 2001.

The international conference about museums and the web!

Museums and the Web 2001 was the place to review the state of the web in arts, culture, and heritage. Speakers from around the world presented their ideas in sessions, and panels that explore theory and practice at both basic and advanced levels. Pre-conference workshops provided in-depth study of methods and issues. Exhibits featured new services, tools and techniques to assist in creating and maintaining your web site.

When is the next MW Conference?

Museums and the Web 2002
April 17-21,2002
Boston, Massachussets

Why did People Come?

  • to meet the best museum webmasters from around the world
  • to learn how to enhance a museum's Web site
  • to hear papers exploring the issues facing museums on the web
  • to debate approaches and ideas with colleagues
  • to see demonstrations of the best new museum applications on the web
  • to discover the latest products and services available
  • to rekindle old friendships and make new ones ...

Who Came?

  • An international group of professionals from institutions in thirty-two countries represented cultural organizations and commercial companies in the heritage sector.


  • Select professionals from developing countries and small museums were awarded scholarships to attend MW2001.

David Bearman and Jennifer Trant
Archives & Museum Informatics

Local Arrangements Committee

Chair: Christina DePaolo, The Seattle Art Museum

Program Committee

Lorna Abungu
International Council of African Museums (AFRICOM)
Nairobi, Kenya

Torsten Bisse
GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology
Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin, Germany

James Blackaby
Museum of America and the Sea
Mystic Seaport, CT, USA

Tatyana Bogomazova
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology
& Ethnography
Russian Academy of Sciences
St. Petersburg, Russia

Giuliano Gaia
National Museum of Science and Technology
Milano, Italy

Susan Hazan
The Israel Museum
Jerusalem, Israel

Deborah Howes
The Metropolitan Museum
New York, NY, USA

Roland Jackson
Science Museum
London, UK

Paul Marty
Spurlock Museum
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL, USA

Lawrence Monda
National Museums of Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Chuck Patch
Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, LA, USA

Edward Rodley
Museum of Science
Boston, MA, USA

Jim Spadaccini
Sausalito, CA, USA

Angela Spinazze
ATSPIN Consulting /
CIMI Consortium
Chicago, IL, USA /

Kevin Sumption
Powerhouse Museum
Haymarket, NSW, Australia

Alex Traube
New Mexico CultureNet
Santa Fe, NM, USA

Get the Book! Museums and the Web 2001: Selected Papers is also available in print. To get your personal copy, return the Order Form. Other books about museums and networking, including proceedings from MW97, MW98, MW99, and MW2000 are also available. See our Publications pages for full details.

Past Museums and the Web Conference Papers

Papers are online for this and all previous MW Conferences. See the individual conference sites:

  • MW97, Los Angeles, California
  • MW98, Toronto, Ontario
  • MW99, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • MW2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • MW2001, Seattle, Washington

or the combined speakers list for all the MW conferences