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…

Chris Michaels, Digital Director, The National Gallery, London

Chris Michaels, Digital Director at the National Gallery, discusses digital as an integral part of a museum’s broader strategy and vision, and explains how technology can help connect visitors to the  museum objects they encounter  in meaningful ways. Acknowledging that there is no perfect map for museum digital strategy, he shares his belief in embedding…

Renae Mason, Senior Digital Producer, Gallagher & Associates

Navigating the rough surf of museums in the digital age means not just understanding the guiding principles of user-centered design, but also being able to anticipate the next digital curve for which precedents do not exist. With undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Communications and a masters in New Media Arts and Production, Australia native Renae…

Helen Wahle, Former Social Media Manager, Museum of Tolerance

  The person that I interviewed for my guests expert interview was Helen Wahle. After graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Helen served as the social media intern for several non-profits. She eventually was hired by the Museum of Tolerance as their Social Media Manager, helping to build their social media platform. She…

Jeffrey Inscho, Creative Technologist, Innovation Studio

Jeffrey Inscho is a creative technologist based in Pittsburgh, PA. He currently leads emerging media initiatives at the Innovation Studio, the research, design, and development laboratory at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. His professional work lives at the intersection of technology, cultural narrative and interaction. Our interview focused on his work on the Warhol Museum’s digital strategy,…

Sarah Lumbard, Digital Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sarah Lumbard is the Digital Curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and has been in her position for about a year. She leads the digital vision, strategy, and operations for the museum. Prior to joining the USHMM, Sarah worked at NPR for nearly five years leading the news giant in content strategy. While…

Dave Patten, Head of New Media, Science Museum London

  Dave Patten is responsible for all public facing IT and AV, including interactive exhibits, at the Science Museum in London. Dave talked with us about connecting visitors to museum content, and the role technology plays in that process. The content is everything Visitors don’t visit museums for their tech. Rather, they seek meaningful encounters…

Silvia Filippini-Fantoni, Director of Interpretation, Media, and Evaluation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

At the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Silvia Filippini-Fantoni manages the Interpretation, Media and Evaluation Department, which is responsible for the development of analogue and digital interpretive content about the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and historic properties as well as audience research and evaluation. Silvia talked with us about how museums can identify and better…

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…