Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Mini Conference: Technology in Museums

The Hamilton Area Museum Educators (HME) invite you to attend our next Mini Conference!

Topic: Technology in Museums
Date:  Monday, November 20, 10:00am-3:00pm
680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON Canada

spaces are limited and registration closes November 13

Presenters include:
Ryan Dodge (ROM's Digital Engagement Coordinator)
"Digital Visitors are Visitors Too"
How digital engagement impacts your museum's bottom line

Julie Sutton-Yardley (Heritage Network Coordinator for Halton Region - Heritage Services) and
Meredith Leonard (Education and Community Coordinator at Halton Heritage Services)
“Getting Technical with Topical Challenges”
Technology offers incredible opportunities for museums, but also poses substantial challenges. Work through some of the challenges at your institution with Halton Heritage Services staff in an “un-conference” session inspired by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History’s Museum Camp!

Dr Amy Hetherington 
"101 Ways to Do It Right (and 1001 ways to do it wrong)"
Technology can be a huge boon for heritage sites, but it can also be fraught with problems. Considering the expenditure and resources, museums and galleries can’t really afford to get it wrong. But what are the right ways (and what are the pitfalls to avoid)? How can your small institution implement new technologies to engage your visitors in an entertaining, but more importantly – educational – way? This presentation will focus on smaller institutions that often struggle the most with this issue, and show some of the ways digital can be adapted to support educational programming.

Teresa Gregorio (Education Officer, McMaster Museum of Art)
"Social Media: Why channeling Miss Frizzle makes lighthearted+fun education"
A case study in choosing and using the strengths of different social media apps to create a fun and interactive exhibition-related program that supports the Museum's mission, vision, and strategic plan.

Questions? Please email one of the HME coordinators.

HME wouid like to thank the RBG for their support and generosity in hosting this Mini Conference.


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