I attended the annual Museums and the Web conference in Vancouver in April. The conference organisers and program committee do an impressive job pulling together the diverse presentations into logical groups, while providing the attendees with the food and structure to get from session to session. A big thank you to all the people, including the many volunteers, who make this happen every year.
Jennifer Taylor Moore from the Sarjeant Gallery co-presented with me in a session where we talked about using colour analysis and automated subject tagging to provide new ways for browsing the Sarjeant Gallery’s collection.
Several themes emerged from the sessions I attended, from collecting social media content to using virtual reality. I’ve written a longer “Notes from the conference” story on Medium about these themes.
The conference is an opportunity to bring together our dispersed community. It was good to catch up with friends, albeit briefly. I’m already waiting for next year in Boston.