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Museum Computer Network

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 to Saturday, 23 November 2013 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Montreal Centre-Ville



Organisation: keepthinking

Position: Head of Strategy

Adrian Cooper is a digital consultant specialising in museums and other cultural organisations. A former head of information systems at both the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1988-1996) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (1996-2000), Adrian subsequently became a director of New York based Gallery Systems and worked on projects at leading museums across the US, Europe and UK.

Adrian founded Intelligent Heritage in 2003 worked as a technology & digital strategy consultant for cultural & heritage sector clients including BBC, British Film Institute, The Burlington Magazine, Tate, Ashmolean Museum, Wedgwood Museum Trust, Horniman Museum & Gardens, Museum of London, National Army Museum, The Art Fund, and The Public Catalogue Foundation.

Adrian joined museum software and digital design agency Keepthinking in September 2013.

Organisation: Idéeclic

Position: President & Founder of Idéeclic

Passionate about architecture, art, history and heritage in his youth, Mr. Massé pursued his passion by undertaking two bachelor's degrees in Classical Studies (Greek and Roman civilizations) and in Philosophy (epistemology) at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Massé began his career at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, which is associated with the National Gallery of Canada. He later took on the role of Senior Educator at the Canadian Postal Museum within the Canadian Museum of Civilizations (CMC) until 1995. Rich of his studies in art, history, and civilizations, in addition to his experience as a museologist in two great national institutions, Mr. Massé became interested in the potential of interactivity for learning purposes. At the dawn of the Internet, he envisioned the possibilities of knowledge democratization together with online interactivity and founded Idéeclic.

Pioneer in the field of the cybermuseology, Mr. Massé then devoted himself to the mission of the company and never ceased to innovate. He assembled a multidisciplinary and talented team that operates in a multi-platform context. Mr. Massé's managerial qualities ensure the success of the projects, continuous innovation, and going above and beyond the objectives. Today, as President and Chief Executive Officer, he propels Idéeclic's vision forward such that it embraces the new economy, sustainable development, total quality management, and best practices while always keeping heritage dissemination at heart.
Mr. Massé received many prizes and nominations for his work at Idéeclic and enjoys international recognition. The list of his contributions to renowned museums such as the McCord Museum, the Musée de la civilisation of Quebec, Library and Archives Canada, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Louvre in Paris, is growing, wishing to share his vision with as many institutions as possible. Mr. Massé is also a member of the advisory committee of the International Counsel of Museums (ICOM) as General Secretary of AVICOM, an international organization that represents museums worldwide. After nearly 25 years, the passion

Organisation: National Gallery of Art

Position: Chief, Division of Imaging and Visual Services

Alan Newman has been Chief, Division of Imaging and Visual Services at the National Gallery of Art since 2004. He heads a division of 20 photographers, image licensing, DAM and digital imaging specialists. Mr. Newman led the conversion of analog photography studios and labs at the Gallery into a full service digital imaging facility. He oversees the creation, quality control, asset management, distribution and preservation of all digital images of works of art and image metadata for collections and exhibitions. He develops permissions policies and manages the distribution and rights for images of works of art for all internal and external uses. Mr. Newman and his staff led the development of NGA Images,, a new and evolving open access repository of more than 25,000 digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. Mr. Newman was formerly Executive Director of Imaging Services for the Art Institute of Chicago from 1985-2004. 

Organisation: New Media Consortium

Position: Associate Director, MIDEA

Alex Freeman is the Associate Director of MIDEA and has 5 years experience working in art museums. At MIDEA he leads a team of digital media experts that trains and supports art museums in the state of Texas, assisting them in the creation of engaging museum education and outreach materials for the web. At NMC he is a contributing researcher and writer for the Horizon Project, and works on digital education projects with Hewlett-Packard and the National Geographic Society.

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Position: Creative Director, Digital Media

Allegra Burnette is the Creative Director of Digital Media at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, overseeing design and production for the museum's website,, as well as mobile devices, interpretive kiosks and digital displays. Online projects include two complete site redesigns, creating the online collection and audience-specific sites for teachers, teens, and kids, overseeing an ongoing series of award-winning exhibition sites, and extending the reach of MoMA's content through social media, mobile web and apps, and elsewhere. Offline projects include the lobby display screens program and the launch of, a series of interactive kiosks. Prior to working at MoMA, Ms. Burnette created and ran a media department at the renowned museum exhibition design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates. She has an MFA in museum exhibition planning and design from the University of the Arts, where she has also taught graduate courses in museum media. She is included in the book, Mobile Apps for Museums: The AAM Guide to Planning and Strategy, currently teaches in the online graduate program for Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and also serves as president of the board of the Museum Computer Network (MCN).

Organisation: The George Washington University

Position: Assistant Professor

Amelia Wong is an assistant professor in the Museum Studies Program at The George Washington University. Previously, she managed social media outreach at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and has held several positions in humanities research in Los Angeles and the mid-Atlantic region. She holds a B.A. in Art History/History from UCLA and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Organisation: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Position: VP, Technology, Web & Digital Media

Amy Heibel leads the Technology and Web and Digital Media teams at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. With a background in digital storytelling, she oversees content, user experience, strategy and development for,,, and other museum websites, and contributes to museum-wide digital strategy. 

Organisation: The Art Institute of Chicago

Position: OSCI Project Coordinator

Amy Parkolap is the Project Coordinator for the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Organisation: Musee de la Civilisation

Position: Digital Projects

Responsible for digital projects at the Musée de la civilisation, Ana-Laura is particularly interested in exploring new forms of museology in the digital age and ways to link them with other approaches to interactions between the museum and visitors. Ana-Laura is currently leading the digital strategy for the museum; is organizing a collaborative event, Museomix Québec (, working on the development of social media in museums, with a focus on new models for engagement; and continues to develop mobile applications. With an academic background in physics and museology, Ana-Laura joined the MCQ in 2009.

Organisation: Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Collections Information Data Analyst

Andrea Bour is The Cleveland Museum of Art's Collections Information Data Analyst. Andrea has worked for the Museum in a variety of roles over her 20 year career, moving from the Ingalls Library, to Collections Management, to IT. Andrea also spent two years working at the Ohio State University, helping migrate Curriculum data across database platforms, and developing a custom university-wide curriculum approval workflow application. For the past two years, Andrea has been facilitating the development of a custom, Sharepoint-based, Collection Cataloging and Management System which integrates cataloging, conservation, exhibitions and loans, document management, library catalog and digital asset management systems in a single system which promotes collaboration among staff in five different departments.

Organisation: bv02

Position: CEO and Founder

As the entrepreneurial leader of bv02 for the past 12 years, Andrew has a knack for marrying creative design thinking with leading edge technologies to effectively solve problems in a variety of sectors, including education. He consistently pushes the boundaries of digital technology by engaging with users across platforms in order to build unique interactive experiences. Leading digital design and innovation has been a focus for Andrew throughout his career, which has included roles at national companies and digital agencies.
Andrew has spent over a decade creating innovative design, strategy and development solutions as the lead strategist and founder of bv02. He has worked with notable clients such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Virtual Museum of Canada, McGill University, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, CAA, and OC Transpo.

Organisation: Balboa Park Online Collaborative

Position: Video Project Manager

I am a video producer and artist engaged in strategizing the use of consumer and prosumer technology in the museum, most particularly to create a dialogue about the potential use of various modes of production to re-think how (and why) we produce video content in context of the museum. I am interested in developing ideas about video within a space, whether virtual or physical. My collaborative and freelance work has been focused on using documenting performance art and dance with experimental methods to re-create an experience through video.

Organisation: Leicester University

Position: PhD student

I have a specialist degree in museology from St. Petersburg State University. I have also finished my Master's thesis (Museum Studies) at the University of Leicester, and I was accepted to do a PhD there. I spent two years at the IT department of the Kunstkamera museum (St. Petersburg, Russia) and I am currently collaborating with the State Historical Museum (Moscow, Russia) as a social media consultant.

I am interested in the history of museum computing, professional standards for a museum technologist, and museum theory.

Organisation: Canadian Museum of Nature

Position: Head, Web and Digital Initiatives

Anne Botman is Head of Web and Digital Initiatives at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Anne is responsible for the museum’s online presence including the fully bilingual (English/French) web site, blog, social media channels and several mobile apps. Anne has more than 15 years experience in web and digital content development and has an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) from the University of Waterloo. 

Organisation: J. Paul Getty Trust

Position: Digital Audience Engagement Specialist

At the Getty, Annelisa focuses on developing colleagues' skill and interest in connecting with people through digital tools. She manages the Getty's online magazine and blog, The Iris, and the Getty Voices project, in which staff members take weekly turns on the museum's social media. Annelisa facilitates three organization-wide strategic groups: a video strategy team, a social media roundtable, and a digital audience-engagement board. She has a B.A. in the history of art from Yale University and an M.A. in Germanic linguistics from UCLA. Before joining the museum digital field, she worked in two other storytelling mediums: film and educational publishing.

Organisation: National Library of the Netherlands

Position: Team Manager Collections Department

Anouk Janssen is team manager in the Collections department of the KB. She set up the interdisciplinary ‘dataservices-team’ of the KB and is responsible for projects such as the first Wikipedian-in-Residence of the Netherlands (together with the National Archives), the KB-NIAS fellowship in Digital Humanities and other cultural and academic activities. She is also responsible for the editorial content of the corporate website, such as online exhibitions and blogs. Anouk holds a PhD in Art History and a MA in Dutch Law. 

Organisation: Museum of Life and Science

Position: Director for Innovation and Digital Engagement

Beck Tench is a simplifier, illustrator, storyteller and technologist. Formally trained as a graphics designer at the University of North Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, she has spent her career elbow deep in web work of all sorts - from the knowledge work of information architecture and design to the hands dirty work of writing code and testing user experiences. Currently, she serves as Director for Innovation and Digital Engagement at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC where she studies and experiments with how visitors and staff use technology to experience risk-taking, community-making and science in their everyday lives.

Organisation: alt-GLAM professional

Bettina Cousineau began a Wikimedia Commons collaboration project in 2012; working with local and distant Wikimedians she has overseen the upload of over 10k images and document files, coordinated a Wikipedian-in-Residence position, and been involved with projects in Wikisource, Wikipedia, and Wikimedia Commons. 

Bettina also teaches Wikpedia editing and talks A LOT about "10 thing you need to know about Wikipedia (but didn't know who to ask)" at branch libraries of the Kent County (Michigan) District Library system, as well as hosting Wikipedia meet-ups at the library branches.

Bettina is interested in open content. Her goal is to develop search tools to tease out public domain/open content from big data aggregators.

Bettina Cousineau is a museum exhibit designer with a deep and abiding belief that “openable” content should be open.

Organisation: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Position: John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick Director of Information and Interpretive Technology

Bill Weinstein is the John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick Director of Information and Interpretive Technology at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is responsible for all aspects of the museum's use of digital technologies and information management. In his 15 years at the PMA he has lead successful implementations of key systems including collections management and ticketing and infrastructure projects such as new data network and VoIP systems. The newly formed department has oversight over the museums interpretive technology projects including website, in gallery and mobile applications. Bill has over 30 years experience in museum technology with a focus on collection information and digital asset projects.

Organisation: NMHU

Organisation: Smithsonian Institution

Position: Web Analytics & SEM Analyst

Brian Alpert has been professionally dedicated to the Web since 1996. In his current role as the Smithsonian Institution's Web Analytics and Search Engine Marketing Analyst, Brian helps Smithsonian 'web practitioners' pursue these disciplines in a variety of ways from training and consultation, to analysis and hands-on program facilitation. In his previous role as Texas Instruments' Worldwide Search Engine Marketing Manager he created and managed TI's first comprehensive, roadmapped SEM program. In addition to helping SI'ers with their web and social media analytics, Brian plays drums for a variety of bands located in-and-around his Washington DC metro area home.

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Cari Frisch has been working in the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art since 2005, where she develops programs and resources for family audiences. Programming includes family gallery conversations, art workshops, film screenings, and artist talks. She creates content for families across a variety of platforms, including activity guides, kids' web sites, and, mostly recently, an app for this audience. Cari has co-created four interactive Lab spaces at the Museum and is the co-author of Make Art, Make Mistakes, a creativity sketchbook.

Organisation: Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Director, Department of Education and Interpretation

Caroline Goeser joined the museum in 2009. She reorganized the Education Department in 2012 to focus on two primary goals: 1) invigorating classroom experiences through object-based educational programs, and 2) creating vital experiences with works of art in the galleries through interpretive text, technology, gallery teaching, and public programming for visitors of all ages. Caroline collaborates with the Chief Curator and Directors of Information Technology and Design to oversee the new Gallery One, an interactive gallery for intergenerational visitors. She has facilitated and enhanced the museum’s collaborative interpretation program, which has garnered national recognition with the recent award of an NEH Challenge Grant. With colleagues at CMA and Case Western Reserve University, she has worked to re-envision the joint CWRU-CMA doctoral program in art history, which recently received a major grant from the Mellon Foundation to focus on object-based study.

Organisation: Imperial War Museum

Position: Head of Digital Media

Carolyn Royston is Head of Digital Media at Imperial War Museums (IWM) and is responsible for the strategic development, delivery and provision of all public-facing digital outputs across the museum's five branches: IWM London, IWM North, IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast. Carolyn's work spans web, in-gallery multimedia, mobile and social media. She has transformed the museum's approach to digital engagement so that it is now central to organisational thinking and planning. She is a skilled digital project leader and manager with over 15 years of experience working in the cultural and education sectors. Prior to joining IWM in 2009, Carolyn was Project Director of the National Museums Online Learning Project where she was responsible for co-ordinating and managing the needs of nine UK national museums and galleries to create a range of digital educational resources. Before that, Carolyn worked in the private sector as Head of eLearning at Atticmedia, a top 25 UK digital agency, where she led several large web projects in the education and cultural sectors. Carolyn is a qualified teacher and worked as a primary school teacher before moving into eLearning and digital media. Carolyn also serves as a board member of MCN.

Organisation: Princeton University Art Museum

Position: Manager of Collections Information

Cathryn Goodwin is Manager of Collections Information and Access at the Princeton University Art Museum. She oversees the cataloguing of works of art and images in the museum, and is responsible for online access to museum collections. Cathryn’s work has focused on the integration of collections information into museum workflows, data sharing, digital asset management, and the support of open access to Museum collections. Cathryn is a former President of the Museum Computer Network (MCN).

Organisation: North Carolina Museum of Art

Position: Manager of New Media

Organisation: National Gallery

Position: Head Digital Media

Charlotte Sexton is Head of Digital Media at the National Gallery, London and is responsible for engaging over 11 million physical and online visitors with its world-class collection through digital media. She sets the digital agenda for the organisation and ensures that all of its public facing digital products meets both the needs of a diverse audience whilst fulfilling strategic objectives. As part of this remit she has successfully developed the National Gallery's new Digital Engagement Strategy and is transforming the way the Gallery thinks about digital. Charlotte is highly skilled in her field and has over 15 years experience of managing digital projects and her portfolio encompasses everything from small and beautifully formed initiatives to large-scale, award-winning and complex technical projects. She has hands on experience of developing for the web, mobile and in-gallery. At present Charlotte is also Vice President of the Museum Computer Network (MCN) the international network for museum professionals interested in digital technologies and is a Visiting Professor at IDEC_ Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona on the Museum Management Postgraduate course. Prior to joining the National Gallery London, Charlotte worked independently as an Interaction and UX Designer for numerous media, heritage and arts clients, was a Director of a .com company and has been a fine art filmmaker and photographer.

Organisation: Royal Ontario Museum

Position: Web Manger

Cheryl is the Web Manager at the Royal Ontario Museum. Since 2007, Cheryl has worked on the ROM's web team and played a key role managing the redesign of the Museum's website in 2012. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science Degree and her involvement with web development spans ten years.

Organisation: Smithsonian Institution

Organisation: Yale University Library

Position: Digital Project Manager

Chris Edwards is the Digital Project Manager for Yale University Library. Working with library units, he is responsible for planning, managing, and implementing medium to large-scale digital projects within the Yale University Library system, funded internally or by such partners as the Arcadia fund or NEH. In Chris’ previous role as the Digital Studio Production Manager at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, he helped to establish and build the current digitization program, creating both high-resolution digital images for publication and medium resolution images for use in the Beinecke’s digital library. Chris is active in standardizing imaging practices throughout the Yale Library system and the University as a whole.

Organisation: Wellcome Digital Library

Position: Digitisation Programme Manager

Christy has 12 years' experience working on digitisation projects in the libraries and archives sector. She has been managing the Wellcome Library's digitisation programme for 6 years, overseeing large-scale digitisation of the Library's collections and the creation of a digital library that launched in early 2013. In 2010, Christy initiated the JP2K-UK Group to share knowledge about and encourage the use of JPEG 2000 as a format for archiving images by UK cultural institutions and beyond.

Organisation: Dartmouth College

Position: Student

Cooper is a fourth-year student of geography at Dartmouth College, and an unabashed map nerd. An amateur cartographer, Cooper has designed maps that have featured on and won international awards. In early 2013, Cooper interned at Second Story Interactive Studios, where he worked on a number of cartographic museum installations and interactive learning tools. Over the course of this internship, Cooper developed a keen appreciation for the behind-the-scenes development of digital content. So much did Cooper enjoy this experience, in fact, that after he graduates Dartmouth in spring 2014, he hopes to pursue a career in digital media production, and/or cartography. He's delighted to share some of his knowledge of the cartographic process with the MCN community this year.

Organisation: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Corey Timpson is responsible for directing all design, digital media, and collections-based initiatives related to, and supporting all aspects of, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) — research, exhibits, educational and public programming, and corporate. Corey also chairs the CMHR inaugural exhibition project’s (50,000 square feet of exhibits) steering committee.

Corey's primary focus at the CMHR is to facilitate interactive and dialogic experiences between and among visitors (on-line and on-site) through the use of digital media and technology relying on sustainable, scalable, and efficient interaction and data models.

Corey has a B.A. in Law from Carleton University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Interactive Multimedia from Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology. Prior to accepting his role at the CMHR, Corey spent 8 years at the Canadian Heritage Information Network and the Virtual Museum of Canada where he led the interface and creative design, information architecture, and web management teams, working with a large number of Canada's 3000 museums, on digital innovation projects.

Organisation: Artexte Contemporary Art Documentation Centre

Position: Project Manager, e-artexte

Corina MacDonald is an information specialist and developer. She completed a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies in 2008 at McGill University, with a specialization in knowledge management. Her professional interests include the role of open content, technologies and standards in community and capacity building, electronic publishing and digital heritage. She worked as a heritage information analyst at the Canadian Heritage Information Network from 2008 to 2010 before beginning work as an independent consultant for digital cultural projects. She is currently the Project Manager for the e-artexte repository for visual arts publishing, and a freelance webmaster and trainer.

Organisation: Keepthinking

Position: MD

Cristiano Bianchi has degrees in architecture from University of Florence and in Virtual Architecture from University College London. He lectured extensively on both subjects, as well as in interactive design and software development. In 2001 he started Keepthinking, converting from the design of physical architecture to the design of information spaces. Keepthinking works exclusively with museums, archives, libraries and other cultural organisations, helping them manage and present their information in a beautiful, accessible and sustainable way.

Organisation: Gerogia O'Keeffe Museum

Position: Head of Conservation

Still cycling the Santa Fe mountains, 7000 ft to 10,000 ft on a 29 pound, 1991, Grant Petersen-designed, all-steel, fully lugged, Bridgestone RB-T. Oxygen? Oxygen! We don't need no stinking oxygen! (PS: Now also riding on an all-carbon fiber Roubaix weighing 10 lb less!)

Organisation: National Gallery of Art

Position: Educational Technologist

Dana leads digital strategy for education at the National Gallery of Art. She specializes in leveraging technology to help nonprofits engage constituents, demonstrate value, and stay relevant. Her past positions include: Account Director at Ogilvy Public Relations; Adjunct Faculty in Museum Studies at The George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University; Chief of Digital Outreach and Engagement at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History; and Online Communications & Publishing Coordinator at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Dana holds a B.A. in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland and an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University.

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Position: Media Producer

David Hart is a Media Producer in the Digital Media department at The Museum of Modern Art. He works on websites and educational initiatives in addition to producing video content for MoMA.

Organisation: Canadian Centre for Architecture

Position: Conservator

David Stevenson works as a Conservator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec.  There, in addition to traditional conservation practice, he maintains a focus on the preservation of digital and audio visual material. David holds an MA in Digital Heritage from the University of Leicester School of Museum Studies.

Organisation: Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Culture (Gilcrease Museum)

Position: Head of Collection Digitization

Diana Folsom has long been involved with museum technology projects, from a first generation collection digitization program to the steve social tagging project and recently the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) at LACMA. Ms. Folsom is now heading up the effort to bring the 300,000+ collection online for the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art (Gilcrease Museum) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She served on the AAM Media & Technology Committee for many years; has been on the board of MCN since 2010 and has served as MCN Treasurer since 2011.

She's served on the board of MCN since 2010 and as its Treasurer since 2011.

Organisation: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position: Manager of MediaLab

As technology continues to open the world of creative production to a broader spectrum of society, it's important for art museums to open their doors to new kinds of participation and engagement with their collections. As Manager of the Media Lab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Don's job is to foster a creative ecosystem that encourages a dynamic engagement between museum staff and creative technologists, allowing the museum's content and expertise to inspire, while providing fresh ideas with the resources, venue, and freedom necessary to grow.

Organisation: Image Science Associates

Position: Founder

Don Williams is founder of Image Science Associates, a digital
imaging consulting and software group. Their work focuses on
quantitative performance metrics for digital capture imaging devices, and
imaging fidelity issues for the cultural heritage community. He has taught
short courses for many years, contributes to several imaging standards
activities, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the interagency US
Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative, FADGI.

Organisation: Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Position: Director of Technology

Douglas Hegley moved into the world of museum technology in 1997, following earlier stints within higher education and pediatrics research. During 14 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, he focused on implementing technology that served the mission of the institution, and on creating a dynamic and responsive technology operation. Later, his focus turned to the production and management of digital content, and sharing it across audiences. In 2011, he joined the staff of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as the Director of Technology. Mr. Hegley's current responsibilities include setting the vision and strategy for the technology and digital media initiatives at the museum, and leading projects through to completion. Throughout his career, he has endeavored to build open communication and active collaboration across organizations, and has served on several national-level boards and steering committees. With his formal background in Psychology, he has an underlying focus on human-computer interaction and the capacity for technology to augment and enhance the ways that people accomplish their goals.

Organisation: ARTstor

Position: Director of Metadata and Cataloging

Dustin Wees is currently Director of Metadata and Cataloging at ARTstor, a nonprofit image library for the arts and sciences. Dustin’s experience early in his career teaching art history at Skidmore College and then running the photograph and slide library at the Clark Art Institute provided important preparation for managing the aggregation in the ARTstor Digital Library of large-scale, disparate data sets from a variety of contributors. Dustin has also been active for many years in the visual resources and cultural heritage standards communities, working with the Visual Resources Association’s data standards committee and with the Getty on the development of CDWA Lite. He is currently a member of the VRA Core Oversight Committee.

Organisation: Peabody Essex Museum

Position: Associate Director of Integrated Media

Ed Rodley is Associate Director of Integrated Media at the Peabody Essex Museum. In that role he develops and manages a wide range of media projects, with an emphasis on temporary exhibitions and the reinterpretation and reinstallation of PEM collections. His current research interests are developing immersive experiences and incorporating openness into museum digital products, workflows, and culture.

Organisation: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Position: Head of Web, New Media & Outreach

As Head of Web, New Media & Outreach at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Effie Kapsalis uses technology to provide the public meaningful experiences with the Smithsonian's vast archives which are a vital part of American history, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding. To increase awareness and use of the Smithsonian's collections and resources, she contributes to several efforts across the Smithsonian to encourage open access and increased visitor engagement including Flickr Commons, Wikipedia, and Historypin. She has more than 15 years experience managing, designing, and developing content for online environments in museum, corporate, and educational settings. She received her master's degree in industrial design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2003.

Organisation: Information Sciences Institute, USC

Eleanor E. Fink has held senior positions at the Smithsonian, J. Paul Getty Trust, and World Bank. Currently she serves as an art and technology consultant for the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the University of Southern California where she is establishing an alliance around Linked Open Data as a means of providing seamless access to art information across museums, libraries, and archives.

At the World Bank she served as the point person for relations with public and private foundations. Prior to the World Bank, she was Director of the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Information Institute (GII) where she led the development of information policies and standards needed to document, manage, and protect cultural property. The Getty Vocabularies, CDWA and Object ID are some of the products of her leadership.

Before joining the J. Paul Getty Trust, she was Chief of the Office of Research Support at the Smithsonian American Art Museum where she directed several research projects.

Eleanor is a former Director of the Museum Computer Network and Visual Resources Association. Currently she serves on the board of several organizations and is co-chair of EuroMed 2014 World Congress on Cultural Heritage to be held in Cyprus in November 2014.

Organisation: Tate

Position: Digital Analyst

Elena Villaespesa works as Digital Analyst at Tate. She is responsible for producing website, mobile and social media metrics reports, and co-ordinating user testing and surveys, to inform decision making across Tate with the aim of improving user journeys across different digital platforms. Elena is also a PhD student on Digital Heritage at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. Her research is about how to measure the impact and value of museums on the Social Web. In this capacity, she is working on the project led by Culture24 'How to evaluate online success?'

Organisation: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Organisation: University of Virginia; Burke Museum of Science and Culture

I recently completed my doctoral degree in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Virginia and moved to Seattle to pursue a career in the museum sector. During my graduate career, I became deeply aware of and troubled by the disconnect between what people thought I did as an archaeologist versus what I actually did. Consequently, I prioritize working with projects that design and implement face-to-face programs and web interfaces for connecting archaeologists and other scientists with members of the public. I am particularly interested in crowdsourcing and Citizen Scientist projects that allow the public to directly participate in scientific research.

I am also interested in the Open Authority movement and how it can help museums better engage and interact with their communities. I am invested in making community members active stakeholders in the development and success of museums.

Organisation: The Guggenheim Museum

Position: Director of Publications and Website

Elizabeth Levy joined the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1993. Since then she has held various titles, including Production Editor, Managing Editor, Manager of Foreign Editions, and Director of Publications and Website. She currently oversees the museum's print and digital publishing program including catalogues, e-books, apps, and international co-editions. While continuing to oversee the creation of scholarly, award-winning catalogues, she is also responsible for the production of digital content relating to exhibitions and collection. As part of a new initiative, Levy was responsible for the development and launch of Guggenheim app.

Organisation: Canadian Centre for Architecture

Position: Head, Collection and Program Services

Elspeth Cowell has been actively involved since 2003 in the development and implementation of museum systems at the CCA including most recently having a lead role in the development the ADAPT Digital Asset Processing Tool. She has a background in architectural history and theory and holds Masters of Environmental Design from Yale University.

Organisation: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Position: Interpretive Planner

Emily Black Fry is the Interpretive Planner at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. There she designs visitor interface initiatives and sustains analog and digital solutions to reach new audiences and enrich the museum experience onsite and online.

Organisation: Digital Public Library of America

Position: Director for Content

Emily Gore is the Director for Content of the Digital Public Library of America. In this role, Emily oversees the Digital Hubs Pilot Project and coordinates content workflows for DPLA. Emily came to the DPLA after working for 12 years in digital library and technology development in academic and state libraries. Most recently, Emily served as the Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology at Florida State University Libraries. Emily's work has largely focused on building digital collection collaborations among cultural heritage institutions. Emily managed the former statewide digital library in North Carolina, NC ECHO, and co-directed the South Carolina Digital Library. Emily also served as Principal Investigator for the IMLS-funded Open Parks Grid project at Clemson University, a collaboration among the libraries, campus IT, Parks and Recreation professionals and the National Park Service. She has a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, a BA in English/Technical Writing from Clemson University and is a 2011 graduate of the Frye Leadership Institute.

Organisation: J. Paul Getty Museum

Position: Education Technologist

Emily Lytle-Painter, Educational Technologist, J. Paul Getty Museum

Emily is interested in utilizing digital media to develop rich experiences for museum visitors, both in person and online. At the Getty, she is responsible for digital strategy, online content development and project management for Museum Education. Emily is also passionate about video and wants to talk about how museums can use it to tell better stories. She has a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute of Design and an M.A. in Museum Studies from Indiana University.

Organisation: Australian War Memorial

Position: Manager, collection information and access team

Originally a librarian, Emma crossed to the dark side in 2005 and began work as the manager of the Collection Information Team, who administer the Memorial's CMS. Although she works on computers, she still really likes people, so is not allowed to sit in the IT section as they see her as a total weirdo. Emma has worked closely on the development of the systems used by Memorial staff, most recently being involved in the implementation and development of the Memorial's DAMS (mediabin). Through this work she has developed an interest in how digital assets can be used to store corporate information and what potential they have, especially in the area of Conservation

Organisation: Conservation Sciences

Organisation: École multidisciplinaire de l’image

Position: Professor, École multidisciplinaire de l'image, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Eric Langlois is professor of museology and heritage at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). He was responsible for creating the first undergraduate program in Cybermuseology in Canada. After a career devoted to developing Cybermuseology applications (sites, games, exhibitions), in 2002 UQO hired him to develop this program for the École multidisciplinaire de l’image (ÉMI). He also created, along with Professor Nada Guzin Lukic, the first complete degree in museology and heritage. UQO is the only Canadian university to offer such a program. Combining theory and practice, he creates projects for various organizations and has formed a network of partners around UQO, including national museums, government agencies and local organizations. In addition to practice in the field, this program also invests in various theoretical issues. His unique expertise is recognized in Canada and abroad.

Professor Langlois has been interested in Cybermuseology issues since the beginning of public access to the Internet. His academic research focuses on Cybermuseology, especially digital images representative of objects in museum collections or - referential performance of digital images representing the artifact, eco-fact or work of art in the interface context. Since 2002, he has also received grants to conduct several research projects, including work on mobile technologies for CHIN, since 2010. He is particularly involved in the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and has served on the sub-committee “International Committee for Audiovisual, Image and Sound and technologies (AVICOM). In 2008, in collaboration with the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and Idéeclic, he organized the International Festival of Audiovisual & Multimedia on Heritage (Fiamp) (through AVICOM) at UQO, which brought together a host of international experts. He was also part of the teaching team at ÉMI of UQO, who initiated a new interdisciplinary Master of Arts program (concentration in the arts and museum).

Organisation: SFMOMA

Position: Manager of Interpretive Media

Erica Gangsei is Manager of Interpretive Media at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she writes and co-produces audio tours, artist video interviews, podcasts, and onsite educational spaces. Recent media projects include the online storytelling tool StoryBoard; videos with contemporary artists such as Barry McGee, Parra, Will Rogan, and Naoya Hatakeyama; and audio tours with Mark di Suvero and Garry Winogrand. She is curator of SFMOMA’s crowdsourced games exhibition ArtGameLab, and co-curator of Ahhhcade and experimental pop-up arcade presented in conjunction with the 2013 Game Developers Conference, and has written and spoken about games in museums in the capacity. Gangsei is also a sculptor, animator and installation artist who has exhibited widely in the Bay Area and nationally. She is deeply involved in the Bay Area art community, and recently concluded a board term at The Lab, an interdisciplinary experimental non-profit gallery in the Mission. She studied Philosophy and Fine Arts at Amherst College and Sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. 

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Position: Director of Imaging and Visual Resources

Erik Landsberg is Director of Imaging and Visual Resources at the Museum of Modern Art. He is responsible for developing MoMA's policies and practices concerning collections and exhibitions imaging, digital asset managment, and image distribution/licensing.

Organisation: National Museum of American History

Position: Education Specialist

Erin Blasco is an education specialist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. She manages social media outreach, serves on exhibition and projects teams, collaborates to produce online programming, and is managing editor of the museum's blog. She has a background in museum education and was public programs coordinator at the National Postal Museum for five years. She has a B.A. in Latin American Literature from New College of Florida and an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University. 

Position: Independent Consultant

Erin Coburn is an independent consultant to museums and the cultural heritage sector specializing in building digital media programs and leading digital strategy for institutions of all sizes. Her focus is on creating scalable and sustainable solutions for using digital media to enhance the visitor experience in-gallery, online, and through mobile solutions.

Most recently she was the Chief Officer of Digital Media at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she led the creation, production, presentation, and dissemination of multimedia content to support the viewing and understanding of the Met's collections and exhibitions, both within the galleries and online. Prior to this, Erin was Head of Collection Information & Access at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Throughout her career, she has been involved in international and national initiatives, with a particular focus on the development and advancement of data standards and cataloguing best practices, delivering metadata to online resources and portals, and facilitating greater access to collections. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the CIDOC Data Harvesting and Interchange Working Group; as a member of the TourML Advisory Council, ARTstor Advisory Committee, and the New Media Consortium Horizon Project: Museum Edition Advisory Board; and is Past President of the Museum Computer Network.

Organisation: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Position: Librarian for Reader Service

Evan Towle serves as the Librarian for Reader Services at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He served previously as the Assistant Archivist and Photograph Curator at Temple University’s Urban Archives and maintains a position as a Part-Time Reference Librarian for Temple U. He holds an MLIS from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Technology with a concentration in Archives Management.

Organisation: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Position: Collection Information Manager

Geertje Jacobs is managing the department Collection Information in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The focus of this department is archiving and making accessible all analog and digital information on the objects in the museum’s collection. Developing new policy and guiding projects on the management and use of the collection data and documents are her main field of work. The last few years she has also been involved in several externally funded research projects with the Semantic Web Group of the Amsterdam Universities (Multimedian, Catch, Agora). Geertje Jacobs studied Art History at Utrecht University and at the Dutch Institute in Florence, with a specialization in Old Master Prints. After finishing her MA she was a Michael Bromberg fellow in The British Museum, London. In 2007 she started the Print Room online project in the Rijksmuseum. This project aims to make accessible all of the 700.000 prints, drawings and photographs in the collection on the museums site. Specialties: project management; managing museum professionals; registration and digitisation standards and workflow; collection management; prints and drawings

Organisation: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Position: Application Developer

Gray Bowman develops software for the IMA Lab, the technology development wing of the IMA. There, Gray works to advance the state of the open source tools the IMA Lab publishes including the TAP and OSCI platforms. He also creates websites and online interactives for other cultural institutions.

Organisation: J. Paul Getty Trust

Position: Digital Publications Manager

Greg Albers (@geealbers) is the recently-appointed digital publications manager for the J. Paul Getty Trust, where he will oversee the strategy for, and creation of the Trust's multi-faceted electronic publishing efforts. He regularly speaks and teaches about digital publishing in the visual arts for the Museum Computer Network, the Art Libraries Society of North America, the Society for Photographic Education, and other organizations; and is a principal contributor to the museum publishing website Beyond the Printed Page. Albers is also the founder and publisher of the independent digital press, Hol Art Books, and the creator of The People's E-Book, a free online e-book creation tool launching in 2013.

Organisation: ANE Image

Organisation: The Andy Warhol Museum

Position: Associate Curator of Film and Video

Organisation: Ideum

Organisation: Museum of Vancouver

Position: Curator of Engagement & Dialogue

Hanna Cho is Curator of Engagement & Dialogue at the Museum of Vancouver. A social researcher with an academic background in the cultural studies of technology, cities, and policy analysis, Hanna joined the MOV in 2010 from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, where she was a research fellow and lead for APFC's first national youth engagement strategy. She obtained her BA in history and communications from the University of Ottawa, and holds an MA in Communication & Culture from York University. Hanna is also co-founder of the community wireless networking group, Wireless Toronto, and sits on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Museums Association.

Organisation: Jewish Museum, New York

Position: Digital Asset Manager

Heidi Quicksilver is currently the Digital Asset Manager at the Jewish Museum in New York. She's formerly the Digital Archive Manager at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), currently implementing an inaugural DAMS for the Robin Hood Foundation in NYC. Heidi helped configure an inaugural institution-wide DAMS for LACMA, handling both collection and non-collections assets and spanning 12+ departments. She has helped LACMA launch a new online collection with nearly 20,000 high-quality images of the collection for free download, and 80,000+ collection images total, all powered by the DAMS. She has worked with digital assets in museums since 2001 specializing in configuring digital asset management systems. While working for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts she assisted the implementation of the inaugural DAMS for the Visual Resources archive of collection and non-collection assets.

Organisation: National FIlm Board of Canada

Position: Head of French-language interactive media production

Hugues Sweeney is head of French-language interactive media production at the National Film Board of Canada, based in Montreal. His recent credits include My Tribe Is My Life, the online interactive animation work, Bla Bla, Rouge au carré, an interactive work about the 2012 Quebec student protests as well as the 2013 production A Journal of Insomnia, a webdoc about insomnia which was originally conceived by Sweeney in the summer of 2009, when he and his wife were up nights due to the irregular sleep patterns of their newborn daughter.

Organisation: ARTstor

Position: Collection Development Manager

Ian McDermott is the Collection Development Manager at ARTstor. He leads the process of acquiring and developing collections from various educational institutions, museums, photo archives, artists' studios and estates, and individual scholars in the United States and abroad for the ARTstor Digital Library and other ARTstor initiatives. Ian received his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BFA in photography from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Organisation: Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic of Turin, Italy)

Position: Research Assistant

Irene Rubino is currently research assistant at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (Polytechnic of Turin, Italy). She holds a Master of Arts from UCL-University College London (2008) and her current projects focus on the impact of new technologies on society, with particular regard to social learning. Former experiences have taken her to the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (Washington D.C., U.S.A.), to the Australian Museum (Sydney, Australia) and to Palazzo Madama-Museo Civico d'Arte Antica (Turin, Italy). She has published about the role of social network services for the fostering and assessment of critical thinking skills and she has also conducted research about the use of mobile devices in informal learning environments.

Organisation: ARTstor

Position: President

James Shulman serves as ARTstor's President. Working with his colleagues, he developed and implemented plans for creating an organization that now provides a digital library of over 1.6 million images to over 1,500 colleges, universities, schools, and museums around the world; ARTstor also provides the Shared Shelf cataloging and asset management service, and manages a number of free and open services including Images for Academic Publishing and the Built Works Registry (with the Avery Library and the Getty Research Institute). ARTstor was among the initial content hubs that supported the efforts of museums and libraries that provided content to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). He received his BA and Ph.D. from Yale and writes and speaks about issues associated with the educational use of images and digital technology, innovative non-profits, and high impact philanthropy. He serves on the board of Smith College and on the Content and Scope working group for the DPLA. 

Organisation: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Position: Collection Information and Imaging Manager

Jana Hill is Collection Information and Imaging Manager at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, where she manages collections information systems & metadata, collection copyrights, and digital imaging, including large-scale digitization projects funded by grants from the NEA, NEH, and IMLS. With an art history background and MLS in digital image management, Jana is particularly interested in integration of collection information and technology into broader museum activity and working collaboratively to create access and context for museum collections.

Organisation: Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Director of Information Management, Media and Tech

Jane Alexander is the Director of Information Management and Technology Services for the Cleveland Museum of Art. Jane is responsible for creating, ongoing iteration, and advocacy of a vision for technology implementation best applied to Cleveland Museum of Art's (CMA) mission as well as long-term strategic plan for Information Management Systems, Media Services and Technology Services. Under her project management and collaboration with the Chief Curator and the Director of Education and Interpretation, the CMA completed Gallery One and the revolutionary ArtLens mobile app that transformed the museum into one of the most technologically advanced and engaging art destinations in the world.

Jane earned a BA in Architecture and an BS/MS in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. Before moving to Cleveland, Jane developed and directed Columbia University’s acclaimed distance education program, as well as the development of university-wide resources for instructional technology and methodology. In Cleveland, Jane has worked on several high-profile projects, notably as the virtual Chief Technology Officer to the Great Lakes Science Center, as well as the technology design consultant to Frank Gehry's Peter B. Lewis Campus at Case Western Reserve University.

Organisation: Princeton University

Position: Associate Director for Information and Technology

Janet Strohl-Morgan is the Associate Director for Information and Technology at the Princeton University Art Museum. She is responsible for all aspects of information management, digitization, and technology overseeing a department focused on the documentation and digitization of the Museum's collections; digital asset and collections information management and preservation; the provision of global access to collections data and images through online and in-gallery initiatives, social media, video creation and mobile technologies; image rights management; database administration; and the provision of a sustainable technological infrastructure.

Organisation: Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Web Developer

Jeanne DeBonis is The Cleveland Museum of Art's Web Developer hired in 2011 to bring the museum's website development in-house. Her background includes client- and server-side programming in several languages as well as information design and content management. In her first two years at the museum, Jeanne's major project was successfully migrating the museum's website from a Sitecore content management system to Drupal.

Jeanne holds bachelor's degrees in both art and engineering. Before coming to the museum she served as the web and new media specialist and photographer at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Jeanne began her career as a wind tunnel test engineer at NASA.

Jeanne spends her free time drawing and printmaking, developing web applications for friends, and training for Ironman triathlons.

Organisation: Michigan State University

Position: Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Jeff Grabill is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. He is also a senior researcher with WIDE Research (Writing in Digital Environments). Grabill is also a co-founder of Drawbridge LLC, an educational technology company. He researches the uses of digital writing for communication and other outcomes, like learning.

Organisation: Harvard Art Museums

Position: Director of Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology

Jeff Steward is the Director of Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology at the Harvard Art Museums. As such he provides leadership and guidance on the use of a wide range of technologies at the museums to reshape the museum experience inside and out. He oversees the museums' collections database and is currently working on the technology for a new museum building slated to open in Fall 2014.

Organisation: Carnegie Museum of Art

Position: Web & Digital Media Manager

Jeffrey Inscho built his first website in the late 90s and has been working on the web ever since. In addition to managing the online and on-site technology initiatives at Carnegie Museum of Art, he also co-produces Museopunks, a monthly podcast that investigates innovation, experimentation and interactivity in museums.

Organisation: Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Director of Interpretation

Jennifer Foley leads the Interpretation team, focusing on interpretation of the museum's collection in the galleries, through public programming, and the creation of interpretive content for the museum's new iPad app, ArtLens. She came to the CMA in July 2012 after five years as an educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. She holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian art history from Cornell University.

Organisation: Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Position: Interactive Designer

Jennifer is the in-house interactive designer at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. At the MIA she has helped guide the museum to embrace the mobile web using responsive design, beginning with a few exhibition sitelets to encompassing the technique site-wide. Along with her work on the museum website, she has worked on the ArtsConnectEd project, in-gallery kiosk applications, and the museum's digital signage. She comes from an interactive marketing agency background, cutting her teeth as a Flash designer and developer; creating apps and sites for companies such as General Mills, Target, and Motorola. She holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Organisation: Minnesota Historical Society

Position: Multimedia Director

Jesse Heinzen manages and provides creative and technical direction to a team of multimedia professionals to produce powerful and memorable experiences for museum exhibits, interpretive projects, mobile applications and other media and technology projects. With over 12 years of experience, Jesse has produced some of the most successful and compelling media experiences at the Minnesota Historical Society. He provides leadership and expertise with storytelling, experience and interaction design, and media design for projects across the organization.

Organisation: Australian War Memorial

Jessie Firth has worked as a textile conservator at the Australian War Memorial for the past 7 years. Prior the this she completed a Master of Arts (Conservation of Cultural Materials) at the University of Melbourne with her undergraduate degree from the University of Canberra. When not working on textile conservation treatments Jessie is involved in the digital documentation of current conservation treatments and also in the digitization of past conservation documentation.

Organisation: National Museum Prague

Position: Project Coordinator

Jiri Frank is an experienced scientist in the field of palaeontology (PhD. from Charles University), specializing in Cretaceous and recent Nautilids. Jiri has led several paleontological projects at Charles University and is involved in scientific projects in the Department of Palaeontology of the Natural History Museum, National Museum in Prague. Jiri has a master's degree in education of biology and geology from the Faulty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, and is also involved in education activities and projects. Jiri currently works in the National Museum as a coordinator of European projects and is involved in the modernisation of the digital collections management systems and its connection with external sources and platforms. In the BHL-Europe project, he headed the development of the online exhibition "Biodiversity Library Exhibition" (which still continue), development of the user interface and several functionalities for the BHL-Europe portal and was involved also as testing manager. In the OpenUp! project, Jiri coordinates both WP8, and the Outreach and Dissemination group. In both projects Jiri collaborated on the dissemination and outreach strategies. In the Europeana Creative project, Jiri leads the Natural History Education Pilot, which develops case studies demonstrating the collaboration of memory institutions with the creative industry, and effective usage of natural history content published online. Jiri also actively promotes projects at international conferences and events, and is active in publishing various projects' results. Jiri is also an active member of the internal CETAF group for investigation and preparation of EC projects proposals and is a vice chair in the BHL Global consortium.

Organisation: Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Position: Project Director, PressForward

Joan Fragaszy Troyano is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. She currently is working on the development of the PressForward software platform to improve the aggregation, curation, and publication of scholarship, and is the managing editor of "Digital Humanities Now" and the "Journal of Digital Humanities." Her research is in visual culture and public understandings of the past. She holds a PhD in American Studies from George Washington University.

Organisation: National Gallery of Art

Organisation: Yale University Art Gallery

Position: Director of the Visual Resources

John ffrench is the Director of the Visual Resources department at Yale University Art Gallery overseeing workflow, design, color management, and long term archiving of images and image data. He is also responsible for overseeing the creation, quality control, asset management, distribution and rights to use images of work of art for publication, study, documentation, educational programs, promotional and other internal and external uses. Additionally he was actively involved in the development and deployment of the YUAG/Yale Campus DAM and Yale's Open Access Policy. 

Organisation: Chicago History Museum

Position: Chief Curator

John leads the Chicago History Museum's curatorial staff and directs curatorial initiatives for the Museum. Since arriving in 1998, Russick has led the development of a host of exhibitions including, Magic (2012), My Chinatown (2009); Mapping Chicago: The Past and the Possible (2007); The Museum’s children’s gallery, Sensing Chicago, which received an honorable mention in the 2007 Association of American Museums’ exhibition competition (2006).

Organisation: Tate

Position: Head of Digital Transformation

John Stack is Head of Digital Transformation at Tate. Working closely with colleagues across the organisation, he is responsible for setting and delivering Tate's digital strategy and overseeing Tate's website. He is currently leading a transformation project to enable and embed digital activity across the organisation. Prior to working at Tate, John was editor or the contemporary artists monograph series at Phaidon Press.

Organisation: NMHU

Organisation: The Andy Warhol Museum

Position: Manager of Digital Engagement

Joshua Jeffery serves as the Manager of Digital Engagement for the Andy Warhol Museum, where he oversees strategy and implementation of the museum's presences on the web, mobile devices, social media, and through in-gallery interactives. As a member of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, he has also served on various roles across the institute. Since joining the Warhol in 2010, he has re-designed and launched, designed and produced The Warhol: DIY POP and The Warhol: Art apps, greatly expanded the Museum's social media presence, and created various web and in-gallery interactive experiences including a newly-opened Screen Test Interactive.
Prior to The Warhol, Josh founded a technology startup in Pittsburgh with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University, where he completed a masters degree in Entertainment Technology in 2009. Josh holds a B.F.A. in theatrical design, and has had numerous design internships including The Walt Disney Company and Thinkwell Group. Josh's passions lie in creating compelling, meaningful guest experiences through interactions with technology.

Organisation: Projet X

Position: Co-Founder

Justine G. Chapleau is an art history and anthropology graduate from Université de Montréal and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is currently working towards a Masters degree in Museum Studies at Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal, specializing in the use and mediation of new technologies in arts and culture. Justine strives to push boundaries by producing multidisciplinary projects where interaction, sociability, and participation are key. She is co-founder of Projet X, a community and participatory project developed by a group of graduate students from Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal.

Organisation: Audience Viewpoints

Position: Principal

Kate Haley Goldman is co-owner of the research and evaluation firm Audience Viewpoints. In the 19 years she has been in the field, she has served as an Audience Researcher at the U.S. Holocaust Museum during their start-up years, spent over 10 years as Senior Researcher at the Institute for Learning Innovation, and now runs Audience Viewpoints.

With experience in exhibition evaluation, citizen science and amateur projects, and professional development programming, she has deep expertise in the field of informal learning. Kate is frequently called to advise on the use of technology in museums and other learning environments. She has directed projects both in the US and abroad, including mobile phones and smartphone apps, multimedia installations, websites, gaming, augmented and mixed reality, novel data visualization systems, and online learning. Currently, she is Co-PI of the NSF-funded open source project Open Exhibits. (

Organisation: ExposeYourMuseum LLC

Position: Principal/CEO

Kathleen Tinworth, principal of ExposeYourMuseum LLC, has 10+ years of experience designing, developing, and executing professional research and evaluation. With a focus on helping cultural organizations better understand visitors, communities, and potential audiences, she has worked with diverse organizations, stakeholders, and communities to provide creative and customized studies, committed to actionable results. In addition to evaluation, Kathleen provides innovative training, strategic planning, and capacity building. Since 2010, Kathleen has consulted with cultural institutions ranging from 2 to 500+ employees, focusing on everything from art to aviation, and has teamed with museum
planners, architects, strategists, economists, educators, and exhibit designers. Her emphasis is on doing evaluation differently. She uses a developmental approach and is invested in actionable evaluation through creative methods, evaluation capacity building, community/non-visitor research, new media/social media/mobile/web technology, and a
commitment to great communication and reporting.

Organisation: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Position: Head of Web and Digital Platforms

Keir's great passion is telling engaging stories and solving tough problems using technology.

He has a wide and diverse background in new media acquired during his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the Centre for Art and Media in Germany, the Mixed Reality Laboratory in the United Kingdom, the iCinema Centre of Interactive Cinema Research and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia. His experience includes the collaborative planning and development of web, audio, video, virtual, social, mobile and augmented reality products.

Keir Winesmith completed an interdisciplinary New Media Ph.D. at the University of New South Wales's College of Fine Arts in 2008.

Organisation: Green Door Labs

Position: Founder

Kellian Adams loves doors. She especially loves doors that go into museums because they usually lead to interesting things. With a background is in location-based gaming and education technology, Kellian has worked on games with great organizations including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Education First, The Girl Scouts of America and even The Marshmallow Fluff Festival!

Her projects have won numerous awards from the American Association of Museums, as well as Communicator, Web3.0, Telly, NY Film and Video Festival and World Houston awards. Kellian has worked with formal and informal educational institutions across the world to help make their digital projects more engaging. Her projects include Murder at the Met (Mobile Web), the GoSmithsonian Trek (iOS and Android) and Agents of Change (iOS and web).

These days, as the Founder and Mastermind of Green Door Labs, Kellian focuses her energy on helping museums and informal education organisations reach their audiences and meet their goals through games and playful design.

Organisation: Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Position: Program Manager of Collection Digitization

Kirsten has an academic background in Dutch languages and cultural studies and specialized in project and program management of digitization projects within the cultural sector. Currently she is Program Manager of Collection Digitization at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the national museum of natural history and a leading biodiversity research institute in the Netherlands. In 2010, Naturalis Biodiversity Center received substantial funding for the digitization of seven million of the estimated 37 million objects in its collection. Therefore, Naturalis developed a program for the mass digitisation of the collections. Objects at Naturalis are digitized in production lines called digi-streets, with a a temporary staff of 70 people, or by outsourcing. Kirsten is responsible for the overall management of this large-scale digitization program.

Organisation: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Organisation: Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Position: Audience Engagement Strategist/Sr. Designer

Kris Thayer is Content Strategist | Senior Designer at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). Thayer is designer of “Verso: Unveiling the Backstory,” the MIA’s award-winning digital magazine about art (for iPad). After conceiving the idea for Verso in June 2012, Thayer taught herself Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, the digital software used to produce Verso. Today, she leads its content-generation and design production, assisted by a small team of content providers. Before joining the MIA six years ago, Thayer worked as a graphic designer and brand development strategist for corporate, nonprofit, and institutional clients.

Organisation: Yale Center for British Art

Position: Senior Digital Imaging Technician

Organisation: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Position: Director IMA Lab

Kyle is the Director of the IMA Lab at the IMA. While at the IMA Kyle has used his background in software development and leadership to work with the IMA Lab team in building technology solutions for a variety of museum projects. Kyle has a real passion for using open source tools and the latest technologies to solve complex problems for both the IMA and the museum community at large.

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art

Position: Assistant Director, Adult Programs

Laura Beiles is the Assistant Director of Adult Programs in the Department of Education at The Museum of Modern Art. She organizes exhibition- and collection-related public programs with artists, scholars, architects, designers, poets and others and oversees the Museum’s new Gallery Sessions. Most recently she has collaborated on Artists Experiment, an initiative that brings educators and artists together to realize experimental, audience-centered programming, and MoMA Studio: Common Senses (2012) and MoMA Studio: Sound in Space (2013), two interactive spaces for all ages that encourage play and exploration of the creative process. She received her BA in Art History and Italian from Middlebury College and her MA in Art History from Hunter College, City University of New York. 

Organisation: Frankly, Green + Webb USA

Position: Director

Laura is the Director of Frankly, Green + Webb USA, an independent consultancy providing mobile and web strategy and experience design for the cultural sector. She has worked in arts marketing, education and technology for twenty years, creating innovative media, web and mobile programs that enable cultural organizations to communicate more effectively with their audiences.

Recently Laura has worked on mobile program operations for SFMOMA, a web, mobile and kiosk project for the Natural History Museum of Utah and a redesign of the Berkeley Public Library website.

For the past nine years, Laura has been Business Development Director at Mediatrope Interactive Studio, developing award-winning websites and gallery interactives for museums throughout the United States. Previously, Laura led the US business development team at Antenna Audio (now Antenna International), the world's leading provider of audio and multimedia guides. Laura has worked on dozens of museum projects including online exhibitions for the International Museum of Women, large-scale website redesigns and gallery interactives for the Smithsonian and MFA Boston, and mobile programs for clients from the J.Paul Getty Museum to the Newport Mansions. Laura holds a B.A. in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and she was a Ph.D. Mellon Fellow in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

Laura has particular experience working on complex projects that bring together multiple museum departments. She is a strong believer in visitor-driven experiences and the importance of sustainability in museum technology projects.

Laura lives in Oakland, California with her husband, twin toddlers and way too many bicycles.

Organisation: The Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Business Support Analyst

For over ten years Linda Marie Wetzel has played an active role in the implementation and support of the back office business systems at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her projects list has included important contributions involving the donor management system, ticketing system, scheduling system, retail system, volunteer tracking, tracking and scheduling of education programs, online donations and member services, financial systems, the incident management system for CMA Protection Services, and technological support of the docent corps and affiliate groups.

Linda is constantly working to implement systems and processes that open the lines of communication across departments. She is particularly proud of projects which draw together staff from all over the museum in support of new and innovative methods of tracking, analysis, and information-sharing.

Linda Wetzel is a former registered nurse who holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Archaeology. She is a published writer and an avid researcher and amateur genealogist.

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Position: Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs

Lisa Mazzola has been working in the field of Museum Educator for over 15 years. In her current role as the Assistant Director of School and Teacher Programs within the Education Department of the Museum of Modern Art she develops and administers programs (onsite and online) and digital resources for K- 12 educators and schools that relate to Modern and Contemporary art. Her current projects include the award winning MoMA Learning site and the launch of the first museum education MOOC offered in partnership with Coursera.

Lisa received a B.A. from the State University of New York, College at Oswego, where she majored in Art History and minored in Museum Studies and an M.A. in Liberal Studies/Urban Education from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

Organisation: Art Institute of Chicago

Position: Director of Digital Information and Access

Organisation: Pocket-Proof

Position: Director

Loic is director of Pocket-Proof, a museum consultancy specialised in mobile strategy and project delivery. He has worked with museums internationally in the planning, development and delivery of mobile projects. Clients include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery UK, MFA Boston, Imperial War Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi & the Louis Vuitton Cultural Space.

Organisation: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Position: Digital Content Coordinator

Lori Byrd Phillips is the Digital Marketing Content Coordinator and the former Wikipedian in Residence at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children's museum in the world. Lori holds an MA in museum studies from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis and is a leader within the GLAM-Wiki initiative, an international group of volunteer Wikipedians who help cultural institutions broadly share resources through collaborative projects with Wikipedia. Her research centers on the concept of Open Authority, a term she developed to describe the integration of open, collaborative digital communities with museum dialogue and interpretation.

In 2012 she served on the Advisory Board for the New Media Consortium Horizon Report: Museum Edition. She has been published in Curator: The Museum Journal, the American Association of Museum's "Museum" member magazine, and is a contributing blogger for the New Media Consortium's MIDEA blog on museum technology.

Organisation: Asian Art Museum

Lorraine Goodwin manages the production and content development of onsite and online interpretive media (including videos, digital interactives, multimedia tours, and education websites) for special exhibitions, the collection, and education programs at the Asian Art Museum. Prior to her work at the museum, Lorraine assisted in the distribution of grants for education opportunities at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and coordinated programs for the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA)’s Project YIELD, which provided arts education to schools in low-income neighborhoods. She holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and an MA in Museum Studies: Education from San Francisco State University.

Position: Journalist, design & communication consultant

Luis Marcelo Mendes is a journalist, design and communication consultant. He has worked for 20 years with the public and private companies in communication, branding, digital media, publishing, exhibitions and promotional projects. His works have been selected and awarded in festivals both in Brazil and abroad. In 2012 he organized the book Reprogram that portraits a wide range of ideas and insights from museum professionals from the US, Canada, Brazil and Europe. 

Organisation: Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Position: Project Manager Research & Development

Maarten works at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the national museum of natural history and a leading biodiversity research institute in the Netherlands since several years and has held different positions there. As a project manager of Information Services he managed web projects focused on collection presentation and knowledge distribution, such as the EU-funded best-practice project STERNA (Semantic Web-based Thematic European Reference Network Application) initiated by Naturalis and Glashelder! (crystal clear), a crowdsourcing project for transcribing labels of microscopic glass slides. Currently he is Project Manager of Research & Development for Naturalis' recently formed ICT department. Maarten holds a Master's Degree in Early Modern History.

Organisation: Kennisland

Organisation: Museum of Science

Position: Diretcor of Information and InteractiveTechnology

Marc Check is currently the Director of Information and Interactive Technology at the Museum of Science in Boston where he directs a team of over 30 technology professionals in both classic infrastructure and interactive technologies. He is passionate about museums and the use of technology in informal learning spaces, and Marc has been working on both the interpretive and curatorial ends of technology for a number of years. His past roles include Associate Director for the International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG), Director of Technology for the National Museum of Play, and Director of Technology for the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Marc holds a BS in Mathematics from the State University of Brockport in New York and a MS in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a focus on Interactive Media.

Organisation: National Museum of African American History

Position: Digital Engagement Manager

Marcella L. Florence is the Digital Engagement Manager at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Prior to her tenure at NMAAHC, she taught art history in physical and virtual classrooms, managed information technology divisions, and developed interactive websites and new media initiatives. Marcella is currently curating digital learning spaces and managing the digital presence for NMAAHC. She has an M.A. from George Mason University in art history.

Organisation: Israeli Antiquities Authority

Organisation: Balboa Park Online Collaboration

Position: Designer and Software Developer

Marcos Corro is a Drupal website developer and designer. During his tenure at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative he has deployed many Drupal websites, mobile friendly versions of pre-existing sites, as well as responsive design and site development. While studying computer engineering, Marcos trained to be a graphic designer and has a freelance business in illustration as well as website, online advertising and print design. Marcos also worked at Sony SML as a Software Developer and Systems Analyst. He is bilingual in English/Spanish and has a B.S. in Computer Engineering.

Organisation: NMHU/Parachute Factory

Organisation: Smithsonian Institution

Position: Education Technology Specialist

Marjee is a founding member of the Games, Learning, and Society Conference and co-chaired the conference in 2006. She worked as an associate instructional designer at PBS and presented on the topic of designing for inter-generational play at Games for Change in 2009 and was a judge for best educational game via Games for Change in 2010. She studied video games in education at University of Wisconsin-Madison with Jim Gee and has multiple published and co-published works on the topic of games and education. Her blog posts and webinars deal with the topic of designing for transgressive play and designing games to be useable in dynamic environment for EduWeb, Free Tech for Teachers, and BrainPop. As the Director of Digital Media for The JASON Project, Marjee lead production and design for a dozen or so games and interactives. This became the National Geograohic games center, which had well over 4 million plays and won a CODIE for Best Educational Game in 2010. In her current position as Education Technology Specialist at The Smithsonian, she'll be embarking on some exciting games projects in the near future and is excited about building games for mobile.

Organisation: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Position: Manager of Collection Information

Marla Misunas is currently the Manager of Collection Information at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Past president of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), she served eight years on the board of directors and is the founding Chair of the Northern California Special Interest Group. Misunas teaches Collection Management in Museums for the graduate museum studies program at Johns Hopkins University. Her education includes an M.A. in museum studies from John F. Kennedy University, and a B.A. in art history from the University of Chicago. Longtime interests include collaborating across the museum profession to promote the use of formerly inaccessible content.

Organisation: Tate

Position: Digital Producer

Martha Henson is a freelance digital producer current working in Tate's digital department on various online and mobile interactive projects. She is also co-Director of, a newly-launched online resource and global community of educational games makers and a co-founder of ME:CA (Mobile Experiences : Cultural Audiences, an organisation that aims to get the cultural sector thinking differently about mobile. Until recently Martha was Multimedia Producer at the Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Collection where she was jointly responsible for their hit games, High Tea and Axon. She has written widely on games, evaluation and mobile, and blogs at

Organisation: Canadian Centre for Architecture

Position: Associate Director, Collection

With a background in Architecture History, I worked at the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam from 1997 till 2008, responsible for exhibitions, publications and public programs. At the same time, there were early discussions on digitalization of archival material and how to deal with born digital archival material. In March of 2008 I continued my career as a publisher of architecture books at SUN architecture (Publishing House) in Amsterdam. From that period on until now I published around 150 titles and explored all possibilities on e-publishing and digital content. Also, I set up an international web shop for books on architecture. From 2010 until 2012 I was the publisher of the magazine A10 new European architecture. In 2012 I started to work for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, focusing on archiving born digital material.

Organisation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position: Senior Creative Producer

Masha Turchinsky is Senior Manager of Digital Learning and Senior Media Producer, Digital Media at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where leads the development and implementation of public-facing digital content and educational technology to support 21st-century learning and engagement through the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and related activities. Recent media projects include the Murder at the Met: An American Art Mystery (2013 AAM Bronze MUSE Award for Games and Augmented Reality), Beyond Battle: Arms and Armor at the Met, and an upcoming web and mobile portal for children to explore, play, and interact with the Metropolitan. She has presented and published on the topics of digital media, mobile, play and games, and creativity in museum-based learning. Masha holds an Ed.M. degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Education from New York University and a bachelors from Georgetown University, School of Languages and Linguistics.

Organisation: bv02

Position: Strategist

Matt Davidson has over 8 years of experience in strategy, technology and new media. In his role on the strategy team at bv02, Matt applies his skills to various digital initiatives for a range of clients, including museums, galleries, educational institutions and more. His work has been recognized by IABC, the W3 awards and the Webbys as industry-leading and innovative.

Organisation: California Digital Library, UCLA

Position: Digitization & Services Coordinator

Matt Pearson supports the University of California’s ten campuses as the Digitization & Services Coordinator for the California Digital Library. He manages several Google partner projects, the UC Library Reprints service, and he works on larger projects involving Hathi Trust and the DPLA. In his previous role as Image Quality Assurance Specialist for Stanford University Libraries, Matt provided technical support, training, and planning for a broad constituency while developing a robust quality assurance program that supports the University's broad range of digitization and digital preservation initiatives.

Organisation: Artsy

Position: Director of The Art Genome Project

Matthew is currently the Director of The Art Genome Project at Artsy. His book on American artists' political engagement during the Vietnam War, Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War, is forthcoming in Spring 2013 from University of Texas Press. Matthew has taught modern and contemporary art history as well as critical reading and writing at New York University; Parsons, The New School for Design; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has also written articles for Art in America, Artforum, Frieze and ARTnews and contributed to books and catalogues for The College Art Association, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Cheim & Read Gallery, and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Additionally, Matthew has worked as the Administrator at the Peter Hujar Archive, the Director of Operations at The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation and as a research or press consultant for the New Museum, the Art Spaces Archives Project, Matthew Marks Gallery and Gagosian Gallery.

Organisation: NMHU

Position: Associate Professor

Megan Jacobs is an Associate Professor of Media Arts at New Mexico Highlands University where she heads the Photographic Imaging emphasis. Jacob helps run PICT: The Program for Interactive Cultural Technology, an immersive hands-on program designed to prepare students for careers as multimedia professionals in museums, cultural organizations, and exhibition design businesses. Past PICT exhibitions included: the inaugural exhibition, Fashioning New Mexico, at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, Emergence: A New View of Life's Origins at the New Mexico Natural History and Science Museum, and The Science of Cities at the Santa Fe Children' s Museum.
Jacobs earned her MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico and a BA from Smith College. Jacobs' lectures and exhibitions have been included at Saatchi Gallery [online], Photo Eye Gallery, Museum of New Art (MONA), Chinese International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea, and Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Organisation: Projet X

Position: M.A. candidate in Museum Studies at Université de Montréal

Melissa Trottier holds a degree in social anthropology from Université de Montréal and a certificate in Arts Heritage from Maastricht University (Netherlands). She is currently an M.A. candidate in Museum Studies at Université de Montréal. Melissa is passionate about community engagement and interaction within the museum. She is co-founder of Projet X, a community and participatory project developed by a group of graduate students from Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal.

Organisation: Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark

Position: Researcher & Project Manager

Art historian with a passion for open access and creative reuse of digitized cultural heritage. Since 2007 working as researcher and project manager at Statens Museum for Kunst, the national gallery of Denmark. Co-founder of the Sharing is Caring conference inCopenhagen, and member of the OpenGLAM Advisory Board, the Europeana Network, and the ARTstor Museum Advisory Council.

Organisation: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Position: Webmaster

Micah Walter is a museum professional currently working in the Digital & Emerging Media department at Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. Micah's role at the Cooper-Hewitt as Webmaster has afforded him the opportunity to work with a growing team of leaders in his field as they work to rebuild the museum from the ground up. Micah's work at the Cooper-Hewitt has spanned the areas of digital content strategy, management and infrastructure planning to low level programming and development of web applications.

Before joining the Cooper-Hewitt Micah Walter received his MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art, worked as a freelance photojournalist in the Nation's Capital and in the Middle East. As a photojournalist, Micah has traveled extensively to cover news around the world for clients like TIME, The New York Times and more.

Prior to his work as a photojournalist Micah received a Bachelors of Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he majored in Imaging and Photographic Technology. Shortly after graduating from RIT, Micah worked as an Imaging Specialist at the University of Rochester's Lab for Laser Energetics.

Organisation: Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Position: Producer

Michael Neault is a media producer with a focus on interactives and emerging technologies. He works with museums and institutions around the world to translate curatorial visions into media-based narratives. Likes include: collections, storytelling, the brain, cinema, data visualizations, cartography, exhibit design and swimming holes. Michael works for Ralph Appelbaum Associates in NYC. Twitter = @michael_neault

Organisation: Science Museum of Minnesota

Position: Manager of Education Program Services

Michael has worked with the Science Museum of Minnesota's education programs for 9 years. Currently, he leads the team that provides customer service, administrative support, materials support, and database management for the museum's statewide outreach program and myriad other education offerings. He has helped integrate databases and other technology solutions into the education department, including the museum's enterprise-wide data tracking software.

Organisation: The Henry Ford

Position: Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer for The Henry Ford, Mike is responsible for leading technology solutions and innovations for all aspect of the institution including Exhibits and Experience Technology, Business Systems, IT Infrastructure and Operations, and Web Technologies. Mike played a key role in the recent strategic planning process to articulate how technology could help achieve strategic goals and objectives, be a force for change and innovation, and be the basis for "anyhow, anywho" access of collections. Mike has also has been leading an effort to change the experience paradigm in physical museum spaces as well as virtual spaces using technology. A current area of concentration is redefining the role of IT to meet the changing expectations and landscape within the institution and the market. Prior to working in the non profit industry for the past 20 years, Mike spent 12 years as a consultant and leader in the public accounting/manufacturing consulting industry. His specializations are software development, web development, database and network design and implementation, business process reengineering and business system implementation.

Organisation: Portland Art Museum

Position: Director of Education & Public Programs

Director of Education & Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum, and founding editor and author at Mike earned his MA and PhD in Education from American University in Washington, DC, focusing his research on educational theory and interdisciplinary learning in the arts. Prior to his position at the Portland Art Museum, he served as Director of School Services at the Saint Louis Art Museum as well as head of education and public programs at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis. Mike currently serves as the Pacific Region Representative-Elect for the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association, and is also involved with the MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning initiative, the National Writing Project, and the Educator Innovator initiative. He is passionate about how we can come to see museums as sites for transformative learning and how we can take full advantage of the powerful types of learning that museums can facilitate. Mike tweets from @murawski27.

Organisation: New York Public Library

Position: Information Architect

Morgan Holzer is the Information Architect at the New York Public Library. Prior to that, she was the Project Manager for the Web Group at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also serves as Program Committee co-chair for MCN.

Organisation: Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Applications Services Manager

Niki Krause coordinates applications development and implementation projects for the museum, and coordinates software needs assessment and workflow analysis; best-practice setup for applications configuration and maintenance; metadata standards and data flow; and user account policy. She contributes to digital strategy policy development, including definition of ‘the big picture.’ Niki holds an MLIS and Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry, Art History, and Journalism. Prior to joining the Cleveland Museum of Art staff, she spent two years in R&D for a scientific-composition firm, three years as a developer/database administrator for a large secondary publisher, and fourteen years as an applications developer/systems specialist for a database software company. At CMA, she served as Systems Librarian before moving to the IMTS department.

Organisation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position: Sr. Manager of Creative Development / Sr. Media Producer

Paco works in the Digital Media Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as the Sr. Manager of Creative Development / Sr. Media Producer. He provides direction for the design, development, and production of public-facing digital technologies and educational multimedia to support the Museum's collections, exhibitions and programs. This entails working directly with curators, scientists, and educators, aiding in the process of taking their interpretive goals from inception to installation.

Organisation: Ideum

Organisation: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Position: Head of Cross-Platform Publishing

Pamela Horn (@pamelahorn) is the Head of Cross-Platform Publishing at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and sits in the Digital and Emerging Media group. She is responsible for all things publishing including: the development of ebooks, print books, marketing and publicity materials, and education and development texts; generating archive- and collection-based projects for licensing; and overseeing all in-gallery and web-page collection and exhibition texts. She has worked for 20 years in trade book publishing. She received a B.A. in Literary & Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law.

Organisation: Information Sciences Institute, USC

Organisation: Ontario Museum Association

Position: Special Projects Manager

Pierre Bois is the Special Projects Manager at the Ontario Museum Association (OMA). Since 2008, Pierre has helped over 100 museums from across the province on numerous technology and media related projects, providing consultations, producing resources and delivering workshops and training on collections digitization, database management, digital content management and digital storytelling. He recently managed the development of the OMA’s new public website, mobile version and iPhone App:

Pierre is the Chair of the Board of the Toronto-based francophone media arts centre, Le Laboratoire d’Art (, and founder of TheVinylDen - dj services for non-profits ( He graduated from Laurentian University with a BA in History, and obtained a certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College. Pierre is a proud franco-ontarien from northern Ontario.

Organisation: Projet X

Position: Graduate student in Museology

Pierre Tanguay has 12 years of professional experience in various areas of arts management (strategic planning, partnerships, financing, international co-production and touring). He has been collaborating with artist Lynda Gaudreau since 2002, for whom he has coordinated numerous projects (tours, installations, exhibitions, publications, research laboratories and events) in a dozen countries on four continents, with partners such as the Venice Biennale, the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, Vienna’s ImPulsTanz Festival, the M Museum in Belgium and the Architectural Association in London. From 2008 to 2012, he worked at the National Film Board of Canada as assistant to the Director General of Accessibility and Digital Enterprises, a unit that oversees the Board’s marketing, sales, collections management and educational offer as well as its groundbreaking digital distribution initiatives.
Pierre is currently pursuing graduate studies in Museology at the University of Quebec in Montreal. His main interests relate to organizational culture and strategic management in the museum and contemporary art sectors. He is developing a comparative research project on the topic of city museums and immigration in collaboration with Bruno Verbergt, CEO of the Culture, Sports and Youth Department of the City of Antwerp and Associate Professor of General and Strategic Management at Universiteit Antwerpen.

Organisation: University of South Carolina

PhD Candidate
School of Library and Information Science, McKissick Museum Management Certificate Program, African American Preparing Professors Program fellow,
Cultural Heritage Informatics Leadership Fellow

Organisation: SAAM

Position: Deputy Director

Organisation: Autry National Center, Los Angeles

Position: Director of Information Technology

Organisation: ARTstor

Organisation: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Position: Digital Graphic Designer

Rita is a Digital Graphic Designer for the IMA Lab at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. As a Designer in the IMA Lab, she collaborates with an incredibly talented team executing a variety of cutting-edge web, mobile, and interactive projects for the IMA and museums around the world.

Most recently, Rita was the lead designer on the award-winning redesign of ArtBabble. She also worked as the designer for the Art Institute of Chicago’s new in-gallery kiosk application, LaunchPad, installed on iPads in the European Decorative Arts galleries, as well as the Ancient, Roman, and Byzantine Art galleries.

Organisation: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Position: Manager of Museum Information Services

Rob Lancefield leads technology work at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, where he developed and implemented the DAC Open Access Images policy in 2012. Building on over 30 years of engagement with technology and the arts, his interests include digital strategy, imaging, and content sharing. A former president of the Museum Computer Network, Rob represents MCN on the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Council of Affiliates; serves on MCN's Finance and Program Committees; and is founding manager of the MCN Group on LinkedIn. He is a co-founding member of ImageMuse, which now connects over 300 imaging professionals from cultural heritage institutions. He is on Twitter as @roblancefield and LinkedIn at

Organisation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position: Senior Project Manager

Robert Weisberg (@beyondDTP) is Senior Project Manager in the Editorial Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his nineteen years in Editorial he has shepherded hundreds of print titles through their technological paces. He worked closely with the Met's Digital Media department on the recent MetPublications project. His current obsessions are to find the art-book digital publication format of the future and also to improve content flow both within the museum and out to audiences.

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Position: Production Manager

Robert has managed production at MoMA for the Imaging and Visual Resources Department for the past 8 years. He focuses considerable time on developing, implementing and maintaining standards for imaging systems and quality control. 

Organisation: MediaCombo

Position: Principal / Creative Producer

As a Principal at MediaCombo since 2004, and for fifteen years prior, Robin has been a producer, director, writer and content consultant on videos, websites and interactive kiosk applications. Her projects have won numerous awards from the American Association of Museums, as well as Communicator, Web3.0, Telly, NY Film and Video Festival and World Houston awards.

Robin’s primary interest is to deliver a content experience that engages and inspires viewers and visitors. Her clients include a broad spectrum of internationally known cultural organizations and corporations, including the International Center of Photography, Brooklyn Navy Yard, The Jewish Museum, New-York Historical Society and the Liberty Science Center.

She is presently working on several projects, including: the production of a large screen introductory video for a new science center in Puerto Rico; the development of a unique online education platform for the International Center of Photography, a mobile website expansion for the International Fine Print Dealers Association and another gallery interactive for the Bard Graduate Center.

Organisation: Pepperdine University

Position: Ed.D Candidate

Rolin Moe is a doctoral student at Pepperdine University, studying the effect of technological interactivity on the education process. Fascinated by non-formal and informal learning environments, Mr. Moe's scholarship focuses extensively on the confluence of technology, societal shifts and educational pedagogy can benefit learners. He has designed online learning environments for private schools, Duke University and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Center.

Organisation: Royal Ontario Museum

Position: Social Media Coordinator

Ryan Dodge is the Royal Ontario Museum's (ROM) Social Media Coordinator. This role is integral to building communities and the ROM brand by monitoring and performing an advocacy role for the ROM in social media spaces. Ryan also provides guidance to staff and strategically plans the ROM's social media presence and activity. Previous to this role, Ryan worked in the Library & Archives at the ROM as a Library Technician and between 2006-09 was part of and supervised a large and diverse Visitor Services team at the ROM. Ryan holds an advanced BA in History from Dalhousie University, an MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University and sits on the Board of Directors of ICOM Canada.

Organisation: Ontario Science Centre

Position: Manager, Weston Family Innovation Centre

Sabrina Greupner is Manager of the Weston Family Innovation Centre at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada. She currently leads a team that produces digital content for the Science Centre's online and on-site experiences, including the daily current science featured in the Weston Family Innovation Centre's "Hot Zone" and online at:

With a background in Digital Media and Education, including 13 years' experience as a teacher in Ontario's secondary school system, Sabrina Greupner moved to the Ontario Science Centre in 2001 as a Science Writer/Editor. In 2003, she was the lead content developer of, an award-winning website produced collaboratively with the Materials Research Society and the NSF as part of the Ontario Science Centre's Strange Matter exhibition.

In 2005, Ms. Greupner joined the Ontario Science Centre's $47-million "Agents of Change" renewal initiative, working with outside contractors to develop the VCMS (Venue Content Management System) that drives the digital experiences in the Weston Family Innovation Centre. She managed the planning, development and production of content for over 60 high-tech interactive experiences designed to encourage young people to explore the boundaries of science and technology. With more than 120 digital display devices fed by a network of over 100 computers, the system continues to provide the regularly updated current science content that visitors see on our floor every day.

Ms. Greupner is interested in the use of new interactive technology in the delivery of science content both on-site and online, and is currently leading the Ontario Science Centre's drive to integrate Augmented Reality experiences as part of the new Human Edge exhibition scheduled to open in late 2013.

Organisation: Art Institute of Chicago

Position: VP for Collections Management, Imaging, and Information Technology / Museum CIO

Sam Quigley is VP for Collections Management, Imaging, and Information Technology / Museum CIO at the AIC. In this capacity he oversees registrarial operations for the museum's collections, imaging and digital documentation systems, and art-related online publication. His experience ranges from curatorial and early collections documentation work at the MFA, Boston, to technology at SFMOMA and Harvard University Art Museums, where he was director of digital information and technology.

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Position: Director, Interpretation & Research, Department of Education

Sara Bodinson is Director of Interpretation and Research in the Department of Education at The Museum of Modern Art, where she produces and evaluates in-gallery and web-based interpretive resources for a wide range of audiences. Previously at MoMA, Ms. Bodinson coordinated an a museum studies program and online resource for high school students, as well as internship programs for high school, college and graduate students. Sara holds a BA in Art History and Film Studies from Smith College and an MA in art history from Hunter College.

Organisation: University of Tennessee

Position: Associate Professor of Design

Sarah Lowe is an Associate Professor teaching Graphic Design in the School of Art at the University of Tennessee. Her current work focuses on the development of mobile platforms designed to interpret sites of cultural heritage, building upon a career of researching and developing digital content for cultural heritage education. She has extensive experience working with cultural institutions including The National Park Service, The United States Holocaust Museum, and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Her professional employment includes several years at WGBH, Boston's public television station, where her work in the Interactive Department focused on creating digital educational experiences, including web and DVD interfaces for American Experience, Annenburg Media and various R+D projects. Her interest in culture history has led to work for the Highlander Center, the Beck Cultural Center (East Tennessee's largest repository of African-American history), Panther Creek State Park and the W.E.B. DuBois Center at Harvard University.

Organisation: Wikimedia Foundation

Position: Program Evaluation & Design Community Coordinator

Sarah Stierch earned her MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University ('12) and a BA in Native American Studies from Indiana University ('09).

Stierch is currently the Program Evaluation Community Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedian in Residence at the World Digital Library, and is still providing private consulting services.

Stierch's passion lies in community organizing, research, open culture & knowledge outreach. She has layered these interests by exploring how cultural institutions can work with open sharing technology, such as Wikipedia, to broaden public awareness and interest in their collections holdings. She also has respect for and experience in traditional museum methods, including collections management and business administration.

Stierch has garnered experience at the National Museum of the American Indian, Colonial Williamsburg, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Archives of American Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, American Association of Museums, Wikimedia Foundation, Open Knowledge Foundation, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

In 2012, Stierch served as a Community Fellow at the Wikimedia Foundation, where she served as a community organizer. She developed extensive help systems and programming to engage more women to edit Wikipedia.

Her work has been featured in The Independent (UK), Gawker, Smithsonian, Slate, the CBC, and the Huffington Post. She has presented her work on the subjects of open culture and gender theory & outreach at conferences such as the Open Knowledge Festival, American Association of Museums, Museum Computer Network, New Mexico Library Association Annual Conference, Wikimania, and others.

She lives in Oakland, California with a cat named Mersey and a very large vinyl record collection.

Organisation: J Paul Getty Trust

Position: Assistant Director

Scarlett Hu has worked both on the vendor's and the in-house sides of the Information Technology (IT) industry in her 25 years of career in the business. Her experiences range from consulting, support management, to IT directorship. .

Scarlett is currently Assistant Director of Information Technology Services at Getty Trust. In her years at the Getty, she has managed support functions including helpdesk, desktop support, equipment maintenance, asset management, client relations management, communications and training, and PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) device support. She led the combined in-house and outsourcer team to bring customer satisfaction from 75% to 97% while consistently under-spent and reduced the outsourcing budgets. In 2012, she further brought the customer satisfaction up to 99% by bringing the offshore outsourcing operation back home, and with a 20% cost reduction.

Prior to joining the Getty, Scarlett served as VP of Information Technology at Great Western Bank, General Manager of the L.A. IT consulting division at Alternative Resource Corp., MIS Director at Houlihan, Lokey, Howard and Zukin (an investment banking firm), Information Center Manager at Home Savings, and Application Consultant at STSC Inc. (an IT consulting and time sharing service).

Scarlett received a bachelor degree in Business Administration from National Taiwan University, an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and an MS in Computer Science from USC. She received a Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management from Loyalist College in 2003 and a Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis from University of Colorado in 2009.

Scarlett's recent speaking engagements include:
• April, 2012 - IT Financial Management Association annual conference
• June, 2008 - IT Financial/Asset Management Conference
• November, 2007 -- IT Infrastructure Management Conference
• April, 2006 - Chinese American Engineers & Scientist Association
• 2004 -- Pink Elephant Service Desk Symposium & Help Desk Institute Sourcing Symposium

Organisation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position: Senior Imaging Systems Manager

Scott Geffert is senior imaging systems manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. He is an active IS&T member as well as a member of ISO TC42 and President of ImagingEtc Inc. a consulting firm dedicated to advancing the use of best practices in digital imaging. Scott has worked with museums worldwide on the adoption of international imaging standards and is involved with the development of multispectral illumination technology for cultural heritage.

Organisation: Sandbox Studios

Position: Co-founder and Principal

Scott Sayre, co-founder and a principal of Sandbox Studios, has more than 20 years of experience in guiding museums to select, develop, and apply educational and business technologies. In 2005, Sandbox Studios formed Museum 411, which focuses on the design, production, and hosting of mobile phone-based museum information systems. From 2002 to 2003 he served as the Art Museum Image Consortium’s (AMICO) director of member services and U.S. operations. From 1991 tov2002 he was the director of media and technology at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where he led the museum’s interactive media group in the development of (1997), the institute’s Web site (1993), and 16 interactive multimedia programs installed throughout the museum’s galleries. Dr. Sayre has also served on the board of the New Media Consortium and as chair of the media and technology committee of the American Association of Museums. He has a doctorate in education from the University of Minnesota, an M.Ed. in training, and a B.A. in visual communications technology.

Organisation: Exablox

Position: Sr. Director, Product Marketing

Sean Derrington joined Exablox with more than 18 years of storage experience. Most recently from Veritas/Symantec after multiple product marketing and management positions covering storage management, cloud, and virtualization solutions. Before Veritas, he was the lead storage analyst at Meta Group. He holds a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

Organisation: Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Director of Intergenerational Learning

Seema Rao is the Director of Intergenerational Learning at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Ms. Rao leads content development for Gallery One as well as programming experiences associated with the space. Along with her responsibilities with Gallery One, Ms. Rao works on innovative ways to connection families and intergenerational groups through process-based experiences with art and creativity. Ms. Rao holds a Masters degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a Masters degree in South Asian Languages and Cultures from University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Organisation: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Position: Digital Media Manager

Shane has been Digital Media Manager at Crystal Bridges since 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication design with a minor in political science from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in digital media from the University of Arkansas.

Affiliations: Served as Web Master for the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas, taught Digital Media at Cedar Valley College in Dallas, and worked as a freelance designer in Austin, TX. He currently serves on the University of Arkansas Department of Art Advisory Board and started participation in American Art Cloud in early 2013.

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Position: Senior Media Developer

Shannon Darrough is Senior Media Developer in the Department of Digital Media at The Museum of Modern Art. He wears many hats at MoMA, but his primary responsibility is making, exhibitions websites, lobby displays screens, mobile experiences, and other public-facing digital projects, look and feel good.

Organisation: Tate

Position: Editor, Tate Kids

Sharna Jackson joined Tate as Tate Kids Editor in 2007 where she developed the strategy for the brand and launched the site in 2008. Tate Kids aims to engage, entertain and (stealthily) educate 5-12s (and their gatekeepers) on British and international modern and contemporary art. Her focus is on play, digital toys and games.

Sharna runs Seahorse, a digital content agency for children where she is working with diverse clients from established Publishers to Start Ups. She's also involved in starting a play-based free-school.

Organisation: Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Position: Associate Director of Public Projects

Sheila A. Brennan is the Associate Director of the Public Projects division at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. At RRCHNM, Brennan manages many current and legacy digital projects. Currently, she is the end user coordinator for the Omeka digital publishing platform and is co-leading the development of Hidden Histories of America's Front Lawn, a mobile site uncovering the history of the National Mall. Prior to coming to RRCHNM in 2005, she worked as the Director of Education and Public Programs at the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, DC for seven years. Two of her essays appear in edited collections published by the Smithsonian Institution Press. She has made several presentations on digital history, digital tools, online collecting and archiving, and postal history.

Organisation: Canadian Heritage Information Network

Position: Audience and Programs Analyst

As an Audience and Programs Analyst at the Canadian Heritage Information Network, Sheila is responsible for conducting research into trends in cultural digital content presentation, use and retrieval. She also researches audience behavior and needs, applying computer human interaction theories and practices to improve the usability of CHIN’s Web products. 

Organisation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position: General Manager for Collections Information Services

Shyam Oberoi is the General Manager for Collections Information Services at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and oversees a team with operational responsibility for the storage and dissemination of all images and other multimedia content related to the museum’s 2 million works of art. Before joining the Met, Shyam worked for a number of non-profit, corporate and governmental organizations, including the New York Bar Association, VA Hospital, MCI, Lehman Brothers and Accenture. He has a B.A. in Computer Science from Manhattan College, and an M.A. in English from New York University.

Organisation: Blanton Museum of Art

Position: Director

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art

Position: Media Technology Developer

Spencer Kiser is a Media Technology Developer at the Museum of Modern Art. At the museum he designs and builds mobile apps, hardware interfaces and websites. After work he explores data sonification, audio games and musical interfaces. He has taught Communications Lab at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and a Soundwalk Studio Workshop at MoMA. He is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.

Organisation: J. Paul Getty Museum

Position: Head of Collection Information and Access

Organisation: Museum of Modern Art, NY

Position: Associate Educator, Interpretation & Research

Stephanie Pau has been the Associate Educator in the Department of Interpretation & Research at The Museum of Modern Art since 2010. Before coming to MOMA she held several positions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, including, most recently, Manager of Interpretation. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University.

Organisation: JCA, Inc.

Position: President and CEO

Steve Jacobson is the President and CEO of Jacobson Consulting Applications, Inc. (JCA), a firm that he founded in 1988 to provide information management services to non-profit organizations. Over the past 22 years, Mr. Jacobson has provided systems consulting and implementation services to a number of clients including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, The Cleveland Museum of Art , The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo), New York Botanical Garden, and the National Constitution Center.

Prior to his tenure at JCA, Mr. Jacobson worked in the field of economic consulting for Rinfret Associates, Inc. (New York) as a research analyst and, subsequently, as a senior consultant for Data Resources, Inc. in San Francisco, California.

Steven Jacobson is a past Adjunct Instructor at New York University where he taught courses in Technology for NYU's Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. He is a member of the board of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and serves as the co-chair for the Technology Track for the New York AFP chapter's Fundraising Day, a full-day event that is attended by approximately 2,000 development professionals. Mr. Jacobson is also a member of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the International Ticketing Association (INTIX).

Mr. Jacobson holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Psychology from Stanford University.

Organisation: Harvard Art Museums

Position: Art Director/Creative Director

Steven Waldron is Art Director/Creative Director at the Harvard Art Museums. Steven's belief in using the correct vehicle or tool to meet the objectives of a project has resulted in an equal love of printed mediums and technology. Steven spent almost 8 years as a partner and creative director of a design firm with offices in the UK and the US, which included working with several high profile museum clients, and 5 years full time in the education and museum sectors. Most recently Steven has won an American Design award and been the recipient of two AIGA design awards.

Organisation: J. Paul Getty Trust

Position: Sr. Writer/Editor, Web

Susan has been a web content developer, writer, and editor for the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles for the past 12 years, where she works with curators, scholars, and educators, to create learning and interaction experiences and games. She has an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, and is currently working on a Master of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University.

Organisation: RIT

Position: Research Scientist

Susan Farnand is a research scientist at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Engineering and from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Masters in Imaging Science. With a focus on human color vision and perception, she is involved with investigations into fine art reproduction, visual attention, 3D printing, printer performance evaluation and image quality assessment. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology and also participates in International Standards efforts and the IS&T professional society.

Organisation: University of Southern California

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Susana Smith Bautista is a scholar on museums and the arts, technology and digital culture. She received her Ph.D. in Communication as a Provost Fellow from the University of Southern California, and her Masters degree in Art History/ Museum Studies, graduating Phi Kappa Phi also from USC. Susana has over twenty years experience working in the art world in Greece, New York, and Los Angeles as an art critic, curator, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute, Editorial Director of, and Arts and Culture Commissioner for the city of Pasadena. Her research focuses on the changing role of museums in the digital age, the distributed museum experience, and the socio-cultural context of how museums and arts organizations are utilizing new technologies. Her forthcoming book from Alta Mira press is titled "Museums in the Digital Age: Changing Meanings of Place, Community, and Culture," she teaches a course on Public Culture, Art, and Communication at USC, and is a Fellow with the audience research consulting firm Slover Linett.

Organisation: Tate

Position: Digital Production Lead

Tijana Tasich works as the Digital Production Lead at Tate.

Organisation: SFMOMA

Position: Producer

Tim Svenonius is the Producer of Interpretive Media at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and performs varying roles in the creation of the museum's media content. He has been a key member of the museum's interpretive media team for more than a decade, applying his design and UX chops to many of SFMOMA's award-winning projects--web features, podcasts, mobile apps, the mobile tour and more. Tim is a regular presenter at the annual Museums and the Web and Museum Computer Network conferences.

Organisation: Studiomates

Position: Keynote Speaker

Tina Roth Eisenberg grew up in mountainous Switzerland, influenced by renowned Swiss design and a lot of fresh air. Tina is often referred to as swissmiss, after her popular design blog, which she runs out of Brooklyn, broadcasting with a European viewpoint and a love for clean, functional Swiss design. While covering a diverse set of topics, each post is connected by a love of good design, smile-provoking gadgets, and finding beauty in everyday life. Swissmiss has a growing audience of 3.4 million monthly unique readers from all over the world and was recently selected by The Times as one of the world’s top 50 design blogs.

Besides running swissmiss the blog, Tina runs a Brooklyn-based collaborative workspace called Studiomates, organizes a monthly global lecture series called CreativeMornings, invented the highly popular to-do app called TeuxDeux, and just recently changed the world of temporary tattoos with her latest project, called Tattly.

Organisation: Concordia University Libraries

Position: Digital Projects & Systems Development Librarian

Tomasz Neugebauer is a Digital Projects & Systems Development Librarian at Concordia University Libraries and the editor of He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Computer Science and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University. His research interests focus on information visualization, digital libraries and open access. During a recent sabbatical, as the e-artexte Researcher in Residence, he worked with the e-artexte open access digital repository. 

Organisation: University of Amsterdam

Position: Researcher

Trilce Navarrete (1974) is currently working as PhD researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam where she specializes in the historic and economic aspects of digital heritage. She holds an MA in Cultural Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MA in Museum Management from the University of Oregon. Areas of interest include the impact of new technologies in the economics of museums, national digital heritage accounts, online interactivity and digital content management.

Trilce is chair of the Metrics and Evaluations SIG since 2013.

Organisation: Museum of Life and Science

Position: VP for Innovation and Learning

Troy Livingston has been Vice President for Innovation and Learning at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina since 2006. Prior to coming to the museum Troy held senior leadership positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Trained as an educator at Northwestern University he started his career with the Boston Visiting Nurse Association, led a community-based mental health day-treatment school in Fairbanks, Alaska, worked as a management consultant to Fortune 500 clients and founded a successful advertising agency. Troy is a long term volunteer for the Duke-Durham campaign led by the Office of Durham and Regional Affairs at Duke University, a board member of the Visitor Studies Association, and Co-PI on The Exploratorium's NSF-funded project, "The Science of Sharing."

Organisation: Tang Museum, Skidmore College

Position: Digital Resources Content Producer

Vickie Riley is the Digital Resources Content Producer for the Tang Museum at Skidmore College. She creates media content featured online that provides access to the stories of living contemporary artists and their exhibitions.

Organisation: Balboa Park Online Collaborative

Position: Director and CEO

Vivian Kung Haga, Director and Chief Executive Officer, has more than 20 years of experience in cultural institutions as an administrator, curator, and educator. Before joining the Balboa Park Online Collaborative, she was at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego for over nine years, first as their Director of Education and then as their Deputy Director. She oversaw the daily operations of the museum, as well as Information Technology, Operations, Facilities, Accounting, Human Resources, Visitor Relations, the Museum Store, and Marketing. She also led the Museum in cutting-edge technology, accessibility, and visitor experience initiatives including a collaboration with the University of California, San Diego, and the National Institution of Information and Communication Technology in Japan. This three-way collaboration led to the creation of an innovative touch table interface built on an open source framework that allows visitors to become curators.

Prior to her tenure at the Museum of Photographic Arts, she was a consulting Curator for ArtReach International, a traveling exhibition company, and for The Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. She was also the Assistant Curator at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens where she curated exhibitions, produced traveling exhibitions, and assisted in the publication of several catalogs. She held positions at Cleveland Museum of Art, where she was part of the team that created the Cleveland Museum of Art's first audio tour of over 300 messages. She also has experience in the private gallery field. Her first museum position was as an intern at the San Diego Museum of Art. She has a MA in the History of Art from Ohio State University and a BA in Art History from the University of California, San Diego. She has been on the advisory board for the NMC Horizon Report > Museum Edition.

Organisation: Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

Position: Senior Heritage Information Analyst

Wendy Thomas is a member of the Portals Management and Design team at the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN, Wendy has led several virtual exhibit projects for the Virtual Museum of Canada ( and coordinates content on CHIN's Professional Exchange (, which provides resources on digital technologies. Wendy has an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (art history) and has experience in both academic institutions and museums.

Organisation: Balboa Park Online Collaborative

Organisation: J. Paul Getty Trust

Will has spent the last 15 years designing and developing web and multimedia applications for technology, marketing, government, and educational institutions, and joined the Web Group at the J. Paul Getty Trust in January 2013. His area of expertise is in front-end interface development and user experience. He has a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts.

Organisation: Cleveland Museum of Art

Position: Curator of Modern European Art (Paintings and Sculpture 1800-1960)

Dr. William H. Robinson is Curator of Modern European Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Head of the Department of European and American Painting and Sculpture, and Adjunct Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University. He received his PhD in art history from CWRU in 1988, a certificate in Spanish language studies from the Universitat de Barcelona in 2001, and a certificate in management from Weatherhead School of Management, CWRU, in 2003.Dr. Robinson has organized over twenty exhibitions and written extensively on a broad range of topics concerning 19th and 20th century art, and has authored numerous publications.

Organisation: Third Rail Projects