April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

We met in San Francisco.

Hundreds of your colleagues met at the only annual conference exploring the on-line presentation of cultural, scientific and heritage content across institutions and around the world: Museums and the Web.

Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science 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. Together, we are transforming communities and organizations.

The MW Program

MW always features plenary sessions, parallel sessions, museum project demonstrations, commercial exhibits, mini-workshops, professional forums, a usability lab, a design 'Crit Room,' and the Best of the Web awards. Prior to the conference, there are full-day and half-day pre-conference workshops and a day of pre-conference tours.

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

The MW2007 Program was selected through peer-review by an International Program Committee.

Download the Final Program ( ~3MB PDF).

Who Attends MW?

Webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives join the professionals, companies, foundations and governments that support them and attend Museums and the Web every year. See the list of institutions that will be represented at MW2007 for a sense of the diversity of this fun, creative and enthusiastic group.

Space is available in the Exhibit Hall for Commercial participants; Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Scholarships and Volunteers

Archives & Museum Informatics awards MW scholarships to museum professionals from small institutions and developing countries. Congratulations to the Scholarship winners.

Students were invited to volunteer at MW; they attended the conference in exchange for helping out. All Volunteer spaces are now full.

Can't Make It? Get the Book.

MW2007 Presenters are required to submit written papers; the best appear in print in Museums and the Web 2007: Selected papers from an international conference. All papers are also published on-line and on CD-ROM. Orders for the Selected Papers and CD-ROM Proceedings are now being taken.

Past papers from all Museums and the Web conferences– since 1997– are on-line. Printed volumes of Selected Papers from MW97 – MW2006 are also available to order.

Conference Co-Chairs

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

Questions or Suggestions?