[image: map of the World Wide Web, courtesy, opote.org] Museums and Social Networks:
What to do the easier way

from MPMA Museum Technology Committee

Social Media Strategy

(thanks to Western Museums Assoc. for some points)

  • Institutional Cultures Shift:
  • Benefits Of Using Social Media
  • Time Issues
  • Policy Issues

    Museum Social Network Examples

  • Indiana Museum of Art tag cloud is a visual display of words used to describe art in the Indiana Museum of Art's collections. It represents the most popular tags submitted by participants. [http://www.imamuseum.org/connect/tags]
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center "Explore the combined collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center through hundreds of new features in ArtsConnectEd. Search over 100,000 resources in the Art Finder, including works of art, texts, audio, video, and interactive resources. Save and customize items in the redesigned Art Collector. Comment, tag and rate everything!" [http://www.artsconnected.org/]
  • Benbough Operating Foundation, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative was created to fundamentally change the way museums, cultural arts and science institutions in Balboa Park approach the use of online technology. [http://www.bpoc.org/]
  • Experienceology: Helping museums and nonprofits improve visitor experiences with: Online museum and tech classes; Interactive webinars with experts; & Coaching for interpretive master planning and exhibit development [http://www.experienceology.com/]
  • Western Museums Assoc. Social media strategies for museums [http://westmuse.wordpress.com]

    Resources from museum world

  • Musesphere Facebook [http://www.musesphere.com/Facebook/index.htm]
  • Facebook I Love Museums group [address is weird -- use facebook search bar for I Love Museums]

    Resources from commercial world

  • Maximizing Facebook visibility
  • Ways Any Business Can Benefit from Social Media
  • Facebook's Reach Worldwide
    Also see: Museums On MySpace: what we've learned so far, & Museums and MySpace Tips: If you don't have time, what to do.
    From the Mountain-Plains Museums Technology Committee, George Laughead, maintainer.

    Site hosted at WWW Virtual Library @ www.vlib.us. Posted: 22 September 2009.

    MPMA Museum Social Network Tips