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The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Museum Edition Wiki
Welcome to the workspace for the New Media Consortium's
. This space is a place where the members of the Horizon.Museum Advisory Board managed the process of researching, discussing, and ultimately, selecting the topics for the
NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Museum Edition
. The annual report is produced by
The New Media Consortium
This work is supported by the
Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA)
, and a grant from the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation.
The report was published in December 2012, and focused on emerging technology and its applications to museum education and interpretation. This year was the third year of publication for the
. (See the
NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition
Horizon.Museum is a project that applies the process developed for the
New Media Consortium's Horizon Project
with a focus on emerging technologies for museums. Members of the Museum community involved in education and interpretation were encouraged to follow the Advisory Board's progress as the discussion unfolded and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
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Introduction to the Horizon Project Wiki
This wiki was our primary work area, where you will find links to the discussions and activities in which we were actively engaged. You will see the chart above changed as we moved through the various processes involved in sorting through the technologies and issues we dealt with as we made our way to the final list that we featured in the
Horizon Report: Museum Edition
Press Clippings and Background Research --
where we began our work
The Advisory Board reviewed these resources as part of their background research and marked those they considered important references with their wiki signature.
Challenges and Trends
Published 'Technologies to Watch' Lists
Technology in Popular Culture
Reports and Research
Miscellanea -- Stories, Examples, Food for Thought
Essays and Interviews on the Future
Horizon Report Research Questions --
where we did our work
The Advisory Board actively entered responses to the research questions listed below. Follow any of the links below to get started.
Research Question 1:
Which of the key technologies catalogued in the Horizon Project Listing will be most important to museum education and interpretation within the next five years?
Research Question 2
What key technologies are missing from our list?
Research Question 3
What trends do you expect to have a significant impact on the ways in which approach museum education and interpretation?
Research Question 4
What do you see as the key challenges related to education and interpretation that museums will face during the next five years?
Additional Resources --
new information that may have been germane to our decisions
The Advisory Board monitored the resources in this section, adding new ones as appropriate, to the Research Question discussions.
Horizon Project Navigator
Explore the NMC's new research service for all Horizon Projects; the
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is continually updated,
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Horizon Project Custom Google Search
Use the power of Google to search on our library carefully selected web reference sites.
The Horizon.museum Advisory Board –
guided our discovery and selection process
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