Interwoven (Museum AI)
In partnership with India’s MAP Academy and Microsoft’s AI for Cultural Heritage, an innovative online tool that uses machine learning to reveal connections between collections from museums across the world.
Globe & Mail: Dawn of Life
The ROM’s new permenant gallery “transform[s] our understanding of evolution’s amazing journey before the dinosaurs came along.” Highlights include a “giant video wall that curves around visitors and visually immerses them in a Cambrian sea.”
National Heritage Digitization Strategy (Advisory Committee)
The NHDS Advisory Committee engages the Canadian library, archive, and museum community in order to facilitate the digitization, preservation, and discovery of Canadian heritage.
Minister’s Digital & Data Task Force for Ontario’s Data Strategy
As part of the province’s goal to promote better, smarter and more efficient government, this task force provided advice and recommendations to the minister on Ontario’s Data Strategy.
Globe & Mail: Museums going digital
An interview with the Globe & Mail over some of the challenges museum’s face in going digital in the age of coronavirus.
HMG Strategy, CIO Executive Leadership, Advisory Board
HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.
ROM Digitizing Its Collection
CityNews Toronto broadcast segment on how the Royal Ontario Museum is digitizing its collection.
AAM Media & Technology Leadership
The Media & Technology (M&T) Professional Network represents museum professionals and others who use technology to serve the field in a broad array of areas.
Royal Ontario Museum Announces Appointment of Chief Digital Officer
“As CDO, Shyam [Oberoi] will play an important role integrating digital thinking into all facets of the Museum – on site, off site and online, while fostering a culture of innovation and creativity that will contribute to our visitors’ exceptional Museum experiences.”
DMA Launches Enhanced Online Collection
This newly relaunched portal allows visitors to explore catalogue essays, summaries of historical periods, artist biographies and much more online.
Museum Computer Network: Program Committee
Joining a number of other museum technology professionals in developing the program for this annual conference
Dallas Museum of Art Launches First Mobile App
In partnership with Pariveda Solutions, the DMA launches its first mobile app, for both IOS and Android.
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Why Museums Are Granting Google Free Access to Their Collections
An article in Hyperallergic on the Google Art Camera, and why museums are sharing their collections
NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Museum Edition
A research project conducted by over 40 museum experts, this report examines the trends and technologies that will drive changes to museum education and interpretation.
VRAF Regional Workshops
Funded by the Kress Foundation, the Visual Resources Association Foundation’s workshops strengthen the visual resources field by increasing awareness of visual information management while advocating for the value of images in the teaching and learning environment.
American Art Collaborative (AAC)
A consortium of art museums in the United States committed to establishing a critical mass of Linked Open Data ( LOD)
WSJ: When the Art is Watching You
Article in the Wall Street Journal on how museums, including the DMA, are examining data about their visitors.
Both a technology platform and a loyalty program that promotes participation and engagement with art for all visitors to the museum.
6 More Bleeding-Edge Museum Technocrats to Watch
ArtSpace continues its series on the museum technology professionals behind the screens.
Dallas Museum of Art Hires the Met’s Shyam Oberoi as Director of Technology and Digital Media
“With his significant expertise and his successful track record of managing complex projects, I am confident that under his direction the DMA will make major strides in reaching audiences with new digital initiatives.”
Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)
The Met releases over 400,000 images for free non-commercial use.
CBS: Google Art Project features White House, the Met …
Over 150 institutions and 32,000 works of art in the expanded, global Google Art Project, which brings “Street View” into the world’s greatest museums.
Digitization at The Met’s Art Libraries
The Thomas J. Watson Library is a world-renowned research collection with over 996,000 volumes, with a mission to expand access to its rare and unique materials by developing, supporting, and promoting a distinctive digital collection of these items.
NYT: From Met Museum, Virtual Virtue
A review of the museum’s new website, including the online Collections. Quote: “the Met’s site is so encyclopedic and welcoming that it ranks among the best … for any major museum.”
NYT: One Picture, 1,000 Tags
New York Times article about Steve, an open-source, multi-institutional development project in image tagging.
Metropolitan Museum and ARTstor Announce Pioneering Initiative to Provide Digital Images to Scholars
Announcement of the partnership with ARTStor to provide images to scholars.