About the Horizon Report: Museum Edition


Horizon Reports


The ideas that eventually lead to the creation of the Horizon Report: Museum Edition began to take shape in early 2007, when the NMC began to explore the potential of research that would have a focus on the applications of emerging technologies for museums, especially as it might be used for education and interpretation. A round of initial conversations involving leaders from museums from around the globe was led by Len Steinbach and Susan Chun, and the interest in producing such research was confirmed. In the fall of 2009, the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation saw the opportunity to build on that interest and provided funding to support the production of a museum edition of the NMC's highly regarded Horizon Report.

The 2010 Horizon.Museum Advisory Board was convened in April 2010 and will be conducting its research and discussion in this wikispace. The 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition will be released in July, 2010.

Members of the museum community are encouraged to follow the Advisory Board's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool. It is the record of the processes used, materials referenced, research methods, and decisions that were part of creating the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition. It is meant to provide a deep resource of materials that will underpin the Report.

Any interested party is encouraged to participate in the Horizon.Museum Project, as users of and contributors to the wiki, or by tagging resources in delicious.com, using the Project's tag hz10mu.