West meets East: Join the global network at Museums and the Web Asia in Hong Kong, December 8-12, 2013 and Beijing, December 14-15, 2013.
Connecting museum innovators with leading-edge technology and digital practices from around the world.
Museums and the Web is the largest international conference devoted to art, science, and natural and cultural heritage content online. Since 1997 it has been designed by and for museum professionals to feature the best digital work from around the world and highlight the use of new technologies in the museum context.
Museums and the Web Asia 2013 will be held December 8-12 in Hong Kong, China at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers and December 14-15 in Beijing at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (by invitation only). MWA2013 will included presentations by leading museum technologists from Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Who should attend to MWAsia?
All kinds of people from around the world are invited to Museums and the Web Asia: webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, publishers and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives – as well as the companies, foundations and governments that support them.
The MWAsia Program
MWAsia offers a range of professional learning opportunities, from plenary sessions to lightning talks, from formal papers to informal networking, from museum project demonstrations to commercial exhibits.
Prior to the Hong Kong conference, there are full-day and half-day workshops and a day of pre-conference tour. The Beijing conference is by invitation-only and includes plenary sessions, workshops, and a “Best Practice Parade” of lightning talk presentations by leading experts in the field from the vendor community.
Social events include receptions each evening, and lots of refreshment breaks provide plenty of time to meet and talk with colleagues.
The MWAsia Hong Kong Conference Program is selected through peer-review by an international Program Committee. The Beijing event features invited speakers from the US and Europe, as well as local museum experts.
Scholarships and Volunteers
Each year, MWAsia Scholarships are awarded to museum professionals whose institutions do not have resources for their professional development.
Students and others who need help with the cost of attending MW are invited to volunteer; their conference registration fees are waived in return for helping out, but positions are limited.