Integrating a new technology within a cultural organization can be a huge challenge. From producing public-facing websites to building custom apps to implementing internal project-management tools, it can feel like every institution has to figure it out alone. That’s why we created this website: so that over time, by learning from each other’s experiences, it can get a little easier.
Case Studies for Cultural Futures is an initiative to collect knowledge and insights gleaned from cultural organizations’ experiments with new technology. By bringing together project-focused case studies from across the cultural sector, we hope to foster an open exchange that can help the entire field grow into the future.
Created by NEW INC and the Museum Computer Network (MCN) with support from the Knight Foundation, this site features submissions from a wide range of cultural organizations and vendors. Each case study shares reflections on a project that used a new technology—or technology in a new way—at that organization. You’ll find information about each project’s goals, timeline, budget, funding, and outcomes, plus honest reflections about what went well with the project, what could have gone better, and what was learned along the way.
Submissions take around 20 minutes.