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A keynote address on three technologies to improve the museum visitor experience: responsive, sharing, and mission-driven. Presented by Nina Simon of Museum 2.0 at the California Association of Museums conference on March 4, 2010 in San Jose.

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  • 1.three technologies for the future of museums (and the future is now) nina simon, museum 2.0 nina@museumtwo.com @ninaksimon on twitter slides at: http://bit.ly/reecttech

2. Image by Michael Molenda on Flickr 3. when it comes to technology, whats good is more important than whats new. 4. whats good for visitors? 5. three technologies for visitors be responsive let me share my experience help me connect to the mission 6. three technologies for visitors be responsive let me share my experience help me connect to the mission 7. less like this more like this 8. how do you know if someone has been to your museum before? 9. Photo by Jessie Cutts on Flickr 10. how do you know if someone is a member or special visitor? 11. how can you help visitors nd experiences that will be most valuable to them? 12. ilikemuseums.com 13. are recommendation engines too limiting? 14. curated recommendation engines 15. recommendation engines with other valuesAs serious readers, books make our world. A shared book is a sort of shared space between two people. As far as Im concerned, the more of these the better. So, in the spirit of unity and understanding, why not enter your favorite book, then read its opposite? -Tim Spaulding, Librarything 16. Chicago History Museum Staff of Life grocery store 17. web 2.0 is software that gets better the more people use it-Tim OReilly, technologist and publisher 18. an exhibit that gets better the more people use it?Ontario Science Centre 19. an exhibit that gets better the more people use it? Worcester City Gallery and Museum 20. an exhibit that gets better the more people use it? Worcester City Gallery and Museum 21. an exhibit that gets better the more people use it? Worcester City Gallery and Museum 22. three technologies for visitors be responsive let me share my experience help me connect to the mission 23. Photo by Dimitry van den Berg 24. Photo by Dimitry van den Berg 25. I like to think of museums as making history and art accessible to all; with photo restrictions, it can be an elite crowd. Imagine how a passion for art could be spread when someone, largely "ignorant" of art gets excited by a co-worker's pics and saves up and plans a trip to see a work, or works, that they would not otherwise see in their lifetime? And takes pics to send to their friends? Or someone who could never possibly afford to travel to great museums can live vicariously through a friend? This is making art accessible! Roberta, world traveler 26. sharing on other platforms 27. Chicago Childrens Museum 28. three technologies for visitors be responsive let me share my experience help me connect to the mission 29. The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. 30. The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. 31. Jessica Pigza Rare book librarian 32. Jessica Pigza Rare book librarianJosh Greenberg Director of Digital Strategy 33. blog http://www.nypl.org/blog_series/hand-made 34. blog 35. blog 36. video http://www.nypl.org/av_display/series/47883 37. video 38. Photo by Shira Kronzon on Flickr 39. Photos by Shira Kronzon on Flickr 40. My boss knows that I nd this to be very satisfying, but he also recognizes that its a good thing for the institution in general. He is one of the people who recognizes the connection between handicraft and history and rare books. inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities 41. what technology will help visitors connect to your mission? what technology will be genuinely useful and delightful for them? 42. continue the conversation... @ninaksimon http://bit.ly/reecttech nina@museumtwo.com