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Discussing the NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Museum Edition

We’re excited to announce the release of the NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Museum Edition. This is the third edition of an annual series that MIDEA produces in partnership with the NMC.  Each edition considers emerging technologies as they may be uniquely applied in museum settings — and the constraints and opportunities that each affords.

About the NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Museum Edition

Editor and co-principal Investigator Holly Witchey will discuss the findings in the latest version of the Horizon Report > Museum Edition. We hope the report will spark discussion among museum leaders, practitioners, and staff about how cultural institutions might think about emerging technology.  The new report identifies and describes six emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on museum education and interpretation over the next five years.  Also included are the major trends driving and challenges impeding their adoption. Each highlighted technology is examined from a practitioner’s perspective, and the discussions include sections on relevance to museum education and interpretation, benchmark projects incorporating the technologies, and key readings intended to allow interested readers to learn much more.

The electronic version of the NMC Horizon Project Short List > 2012 Museum Edition as well as the Preview are currently available for download at http://www.nmc.org/publications/2012-horizon-report-museum.

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Cover Photo © Harold M. Miller, courtesy of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis