April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

We met in Indianapolis.

When's the next 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, natural and scientific heritage. Together, we are transforming

The MW Program

MW2009 featured 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.

See the Program On-line. Download the print version of the Final Program [PDF - 3.3MB.]

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

Social events included 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.

Program Selection

The MW2009 Program was selected through peer-review by an International Program Committee.

Who Attends MW?

Webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives joined the professionals, companies, foundations and governments that support them and attended Museums and the Web every year. See the list of institutions that will be represented at MW2009 for a sense of the diversity of this fun, creative and enthusiastic group.

Scholarships and Volunteers

Archives & Museum Informatics awards MW Scholarships to museum professionals from small institutions and developing countries. Scholarship applications were due December 31, 2008.

Students were invited to volunteer at MW; they attend the conference in exchange for helping out. Volunteer applications were accepted until all spaces are filled. All volunteer spaces are full for MW2009.

Can't Make It? Get the Book.

MW2009 Presenters submit written papers; the best appear in print in Museums and the Web 2009: Selected papers from an international conference. All papers are also published on-line and on CD-ROM. Order your copy!.

Past papers from all Museums and the Web conferences – since 1997 – are on-line, and searchable. Printed volumes of Selected Papers from MW97 – MW2008 are also available to order.

Conference Co-Chairs

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

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