Bursaries for UK Museums on the Web Conference

The Association for Computing in the Humanities is very pleased to announce the availability of up to 5 ticket bursaries for *any* student/unwaged participants in the UK Museums on the Web 2012 conference. This is part of ongoing ACH initiatives to strengthen connections with GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) communities.

To apply for one of the ticket bursaries, please send a short email to Eric Johnson at ej9k@virginia.edu by 5pm GMT on Thursday, November 22, 2012 (act now!), indicating any previous attendance at UKMW and briefly describing what you hope to gain from UKMW12 and your interest or involvement in the broader fields of the digital humanities and museums/digital heritage. Preference is given to first-time conference attendees or those who are new (one to three years) in the field.

Museums Computer Group (MCG) Museums on the Web

The Museums Computer Group (MCG) is a professional society for museum, gallery, archive and higher education professionals who work with museum technologies and digital heritage. The MCG organises the annual UK Museums On The Web (UKMW) conference for people who make museum websites great. UKMW12 will be held in London on 30 November 2012.

UKMW12 is about being ‘strategically digital’. Responding to the issues faced by museums today, it’s an opportunity to take a step back from the everyday and think strategically about the impact of the digital revolution on museums and digital heritage projects. The sold-out conference brings together speakers from organisations including the Tate, the V&A, UCL, King’s College, the Guardian, Strategic Content Alliance, Collections Trust and Caper who’ll share their hard-won lessons about implementing digital strategies in museums, and the realities of working with online audiences and platforms.

Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is a major professional society for the digital humanities. ACH supports and disseminates research and cultivates a vibrant professional community through conferences, publications, and outreach activities. ACH is based in the US, but boasts an international membership (as of May 2012, representing 21 countries worldwide). The ACH is a member of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) consortium.