Afua Anokwa, Marketing Communications Manager, The International Spy Museum

(Please disregard from 19:00 to 23:40 due to a power outage in my area. The interview resumes at 23:40) Afua Anokwa (Agent Double A) has been the Marketing Communications Manager at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC since 2012 and is responsible for all internal communications, eBlasts, partnership coordination, and, since 2014, the Spy…

Jane Alexander, Director of Information Management and Technology for CMA

As Director of Information Management and Technology Services for the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), Jane Alexander was one of the driving forces behind the uber successful Gallery One project and ArtLens mobile app.  Both of these efforts have transformed the CMA into one of the most engaging cultural institutions around the world.  We were…

Loic Tallon, Senior Mobile Producer, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Loic Tallon is Senior Mobile Producer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chair of the Museums & Mobile Online Conference.   He spoke with us about mobile strategies for museums and gave suggestions on how to create successful museum apps.   Loic is an art historian by training, but became obsessed with audio guides…

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…

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…

Charlie Moad, Acting CIO, Director IMA Lab, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Charlie is essentially in charge of all technology at the museum including general IT maintenance, in addition to spear heading software development initiatives through the IMA Lab. The Lab consists of five developers and two graphic designers which is typically uncommon given the size of the institution. In addition, the team offers consulting services for…

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…

Bruce Wyman, Museum Consultant on Technology and Exhibitions

Currently an independent consultant for museums, Bruce Wyman was originally a marine biologist. While working at the New England Aquarium, he helped build the museum’s first website in 1995. From that point on, he continued to focus on integrating technology with museums at the aquarium and later with the MIT-connected startup NearLife, Second Story, the…

Nancy Proctor, Head of Mobile, Smithsonian Institution

Nancy Proctor heads up mobile strategy and initiatives for the Smithsonian Institution, and is co-chair of the Museums and the Web annual conference. From 2008-2010 she was Head of New Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Nancy served as program chair for the Museums Computer Network (MCN) conference 2010-2011, and co-organizes the Tate Handheld conference among other gatherings for cultural…

Matthew Fisher, President, Interactive Designer, Night Kitchen Interactive

Matthew Fisher is the President and Co-Founder of Night Kitchen Interactive, which produces educational interactives, social media solutions, marketing communications, interpretive installations, and online exhibits for museums. The company uses kiosks, touch-tables, mobile apps and websites to combine the vital storytelling functions of both picture and word. We asked Matthew about his experiences facilitating participation…