Peter Gorgels, Internet Manager, Rijksmuseum

Peter Gorgels is responsible for the major redesign of the Rijksmuseum website, which coincided with the museum’s reopening after extensive renovations. Peter talked with us about the website’s role in opening up access to collections and marketing the museum, and how people are (and aren’t) engaging with the thousands of hi-res images that are now…

Aaron Cope, Senior Engineer, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Aaron Cope is part of the team reinventing the collections website for the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Aaron talked with us about digital museum objects and what the future of online collections might look like. The Copper-Hewitt’s Manhattan building is currently closed for renovation (set to reopen in 2014). While physical access to the…

Carolyn Royston, Head of Digital Media, Imperial War Museums

  Carolyn Royston can be attributed with the impressive task of pioneering, developing and instituting the New Media Department at Imperial War Museums (IWM), a family of five related but distinct institutions located in the UK. Imperial War Museums include the IWM London; IWM North in Trafford, Greater Manchester; IWM Duxford near Cambridge; the Churchill…

Elycia Wallis, Manager, Online Collections, Museum Victoria

  Elycia Wallis spoke with us about her many experiences at Museum Victoria with online collections and several other collections-based technologies.  It was a fascinating discussion that highlighted participation with museums in an online setting. Dr. Elycia Wallis, PhD is Manager of Online Collections at Museum Victoria in Australia, where her role covers all aspects…

Susan Chun, Founder, Steve: The Museum Social Tagging Project

Susan is a researcher and consultant to cultural heritage organizations. She specializes in publishing; intellectual property policy and open content initiatives; information management; visualization; advanced search strategies; and multilingual content development and management. She leads several multi-institutional research and development projects in the museum and library community: She is a co-founder and project lead for…

Perian Sully, Project Manager, Balboa Park Online Collaborative

Perian Sully is working with Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC), which is a group of 27 organizations located in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. She is responsible for digitization of objects, placing those collections online (either on the organization’s website and/or Flickr) and implementing a DAMS (Digital Asset Management System). Combining all images in one location…