Sarah Reck, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, The Heinz History Center

  Sarah Reck is the Senior Digital Marketing Manager at The Senator John  Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Sarah about her work at The History Center. The History Center, as it is commonly known, has been a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate since 2000 and includes the Heinz…

Chris Cummings, Founder & CEO, Pass It Down

Pass It Down is an award-winning digital storytelling platform licensed to cities, libraries, and museums to create a way to collect, preserve, and showcase their stories and archives. It’s an all-in-one platform giving clients the ability to showcase their stories across any phone, tablet, computer, or kiosk to create interactive exhibits and experiences for their…

Marty Spellerberg, Founder, Spellerberg Associates and Spellerberg Projects

I had the pleasure of interviewing Marty Spellerberg, founder and independent designer/developer of digital projects at Spellerberg Associates. Spellerberg also owns Spellerberg Projects, an art gallery based out of Lockhart, Texas. Spellerberg Associates is a consulting firm that works specifically with museums, artists and artist collectives, and cultural organizations. Mr. Spellerberg, originally hails from Toronto,…

Danny Birchall, Digital Content Manager, Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection is a free museums and library that combines science, medicine, life, and art.  Danny Birchall is the Digital Content Manager.  He is responsible for games, social media, and web presence of the institution. Having a strong interest in digital interactive experiences, especially in a web setting, it was a special treat for…

Sarah Wambold, Director of Digital Media at Clyfford Still Museum

The Clyfford Still Museum is located in Denver, Colorado and houses the collection of American Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still. Sarah Wambold serves as the museum’s Director of Digital Media. Sarah spoke to me about the challenges and opportunities of working at a small museum with a singular focus. One of Sarah’s main tasks is…

Sheila A. Brennan, Digital Public Historian and Program Officer

Omeka is an open source content management system for sharing digital collections and online exhibits developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.  During her tenure (2005-2018), Sheila Brennan and her team helped people become active participants in defining and shaping their own stories, to create more inclusive…

Drew Mandinach, Social Content Manager, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Drew Mandinach is the Social Content Manager at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and was formerly the Video Production Manager at Balboa Park Online Collaborative, where he produced collaborative video content and helped manage social media engagement. Throughout our conversation, Drew stressed the power of collaboration and the importance of leveraging social media platforms to…

Kati Price, Head of the Digital Media Department, Victoria and Albert Museum

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kati Price, the Head of Digital Media at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Kati oversees all digital activity, from the museum’s websites, apps and social media to developing new digital products, services and experiences. Kati’s 18 years’ experience in the design industry spans both the commercial and the…

Kristin Prestegaard, Chief Engagement Officer, Minneapolis Institute of Art

I had a great time talking with Kristin Prestegaard about how museums can best engage their audiences in a contemporary setting. As Chief engagement officer for the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) she is a leader in devising strategies that open the doors to increased audience engagement and participation. Our discussion centered around the use…

Erin Blasco, Blog and Social Media Manager, National Museum of American History

During our conversation, Erin Blasco reveals how to model behavior for digital engagement and provides valuable insight into managing a Kickstarter’s social media campaign.  Erin collaborates with staff across departments to manage the National Museum of American History’s entire social media presence. She relies on the knowledge of subject area specialists like curators to help…

W. Ryan Dodge, Digital Engagement Coordinator, Royal Ontario Museum

Speaking with W. Ryan Dodge was an inspirational experience. His passion for engaging communities through meaning-filled interaction is evident and contagious! In this interview, we focused on some key areas including the importance of user generated content, social media strategy and increasing digital capacity throughout the museum. Mr. Dodge is also the Digital Content and Community…