Using a Wiki to Revolutionize Your Museum

Presenter(s): 

Jody A. Crago, Museum Administrator, Chandler Museum
Tiffani Egnor, Curator of Education, Chandler Museum
Nate Meyers, Curator of Collections, Chandler Museum
Dan Lee, Assistant Library Manager, Chandler Public Library

Moderator: 

Janice Klein, Executive Director, Museum Association of Arizona

Track: 

  • Community Engagement, Technology

Want to use technology as a driving force for community outreach? Staff members of the Chandler Museum discuss how embracing the wiki, a simple yet popular web technology, has revolutionized their operations. The wiki increases accessibility to the museums education, collections, and exhibits and has become the museums leading community outreach endeavor. ChandlerpediA, the website produced by this small, local history museum, is a model that any institution can adopt regardless of budget or technological know-how.