Innovations and trends in museum tech

Top 3 observations from MuseWeb 2019

Earlier this April, I had the opportunity to present some of our work with the Art Institute of Chicago at MW19, Museum on the Web’s annual conference, held this year in Boston.

I took advantage of my attendance to survey some of the latest thinking in the Museum technology sphere — an industry that AREA 17 has been fortunate to participate in several times alongside clients like the Barnes Foundation, Harvard Art Museums, and the Art Institute of Chicago. While a wide variety of topics and themes were covered, I identified three underlying questions that many of the papers, panels, and presentations seemed to be responding to.