Museums and the Web 2005
the international conference for
culture and heritage on-line
Vancouver Museums
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April 13-16, 2005
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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Come to MW2005!

Join hundreds of your colleagues at the only annual conference exploring the on-line presentation of cultural and heritage content across institutions and around the world: the ninth annual Museums and the Web.

The MW2005 Program

Museums and the Web addresses the social, design, technological, economic, organizational and cultural issues of culture and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyze the issues and impacts of networked cultural and natural heritage and look ahead to the transformation of communities and organizations.

Download the Final Program (PDF).

MW2005 features plenary sessions, parallel sessions, museum project demonstrations, commercial exhibits, mini-workshops, a usability lab, a design 'Crit Room,' and the Best of the Web awards. Prior to the conference, there will be full-day and half-day pre-conference workshops and a day of pre-conference tours. (See the description of Presentation Formats for more details about these types of presentations.)

The Program is selected through peer-review by an International Program Committee.

Social events, including receptions each evening, a Birds-of-a-Feather Breakfast, and plenty of refreshment breaks in the program, provide hours of discovery and debate among hundreds of colleagues from around the world.

Who Attends MW2005?

Webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, and archives join professionals, companies, foundations and governments that support them and attend Museums and the Web every year. See the list of institutions represented at MW2005 for a sense of the diversity of this fun, creative and enthusiastic group.

The language of MW2005 is English. Thanks to the Canadian Heritage Information Network, some sessions will have chairs who can provide summaries in French.


Archives & Museum Informatics awards MW scholarships to museum professionals from small institutions and developing countries who otherwise would not be able to attend. This year, scholarships are also being offered particularly for Canadians, thanks to the Canadian Heritage Information Network.

Can't Make It? Get the Book.

MW2005 Presenters are required to submit written papers; the best appear in print in Museums and the Web 2005: Selected papers from an international conference. All papers are also published on-line and on CD-ROM. Advance orders of the Selected Papers and CD-ROM Proceedings are now being taken.

Past papers from all Museums and the Web conferences – since 1997 – are available on-line. Printed volumes of Selected Papers from MW97 - MW2004 are also available to order on-line.

Conference Co-Chairs

Jennifer Trant and David Bearman
Archives & Museum Informatics
158 Lee Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4E 2P3 Canada

Conference Manager

Sofia Ganni, Archives & Museum Informatics

Questions or Suggestions?