Digital Strategy at The Cooper Hewitt

June 19, 2019 / 0 comments

Cooper Hewitt Logo Since its establishment, the Cooper Hewitt has been committed to educate, inspires and empowers people through design by bringing innovation and successful museum digital strategies. To understand more how the museum approaches its digital strategies, I had the opportunity and pleasure to interview Carolyn Royston, Chief Experience Officer at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum….

Read more →

Interview with Old Stone House Executive Director Kimberly Maier

June 10, 2019 / 0 comments

Executive Director Kimberly Maier, Photo from Kimberly Maier When thinking of the Old Stone House, digital is likely not the first thing that comes to mind. Important in many eras of Brooklyn and American history, the building was a focal point in the Battle of Brooklyn, it was the original clubhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers and…

Read more →

“Muse your museum life” — How I Met JiaJia Fei

June 4, 2019 / 0 comments

“My Muse of Museum Life” — How I Met JiaJia Fei The following is an interview with JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital at the Jewish Museum, New York City. I met JiaJia on March 14th. But before that, I met her through social media. Every photo she posted was a reflection of her perspective on art, space, and…

Read more →

Working at a Digitally-Oriented Museum

May 2, 2019 / 0 comments

Emily Banks works at New York’s interactive, espionage museum, SPYSCAPE. It is an institution that is completely rooted in the technology world. The technology that makes up SPYSCAPE is ingrained in the galleries and makes it very different than a typical museum. I chose Banks to interview due to the fact that she works a…

Read more →

Interview with Douglas Hegley

April 29, 2019 / 0 comments

Chief Digital Officer at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) By Gloriana Amador Agüero Douglas Hegley. Source: HMG Strategy Back in1915, in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) opened its doors to inspire the community through art and creativity. With more than 89,000 objects, visitors have enjoyed art from diverse cultures displayed in…

Read more →

Importance of Highlighting Digital Engagement for the Audience in Digital Strategies

April 27, 2019 / 0 comments

Caroline Baer Introduction Cooper Hewitt With digital strategies becoming more and more prominent as part of museum planning, it is important to consider all that can be involved with them. The behind-the-scenes work in the museum is vital to its running. The data collection, digitization, increase of social media, and updated and easy-to-run websites are…

Read more →

Digital Strategy as an Artist:

April 27, 2019 / 0 comments

Digital Strategy as an Artist Stitched Painting Cica Andre is a Brazilian artist, art educator and art tour guide. She used to work at a private art institute in Brazil (Instituto Bahia dos Vermelhos), but now runs her own company. She has artworks in permanent collections in museums around the world (in Shanghai, Hong-Kong, London, Helsinki,…

Read more →

A Conversation with Rosanna Flouty

April 18, 2019 / 0 comments

Rosanna Flouty (image from NYU faculty page) I had the privilege of speaking with Rosanna Flouty, museum studies professor at NYU and museum professional, at her office in Greenwich Village. Rosanna’s work has brought her to museums like the Guggenheim, the ICA Boston, the Whitney, and the Broad. Oftentimes, she has positioned herself at the forefront…

Read more →

Digital Partnerships: Reflections on a Conversation w.

April 15, 2019 / 0 comments

Digital Partnerships: Reflections on a Conversation w. Cuseum (Image c/o Boston Business Journal) Last Wednesday Pratt Emerging Museum Professionals (also known as PEMP, a student affiliate group of the National Emerging Museum Professional Network) hosted a talk with Dan Sullivan, Head of Growth Partnership for Cuseum. Cuseum is a company that partners with museums and cultural institutions…

Read more →

Online to Offline: Artificial Intelligence helps to design a personalized museum in digital era

April 14, 2019 / 0 comments

Online to Offline: Artificial Intelligence helps to design a personalized museum in the digital era How do you visit the museum? As an explorer or experience seeker, you probably would love to adventure museum like Tracy Chevalier, the author of Girl with a Pearl Earning, who always does her secret curation in a museum or gallery…

Read more →

Adding Accessibility to the Digital Strategic Plan?

April 13, 2019 / 0 comments

Throughout the course Museum Digital Strategy, we have discussed whether museums need a digital strategic plan across their whole institution, or if the museum can entrust that responsibility to individual departments who can craft their own digital plans as they see fit. Accessibility within the museum space can be looked at in a similar fashion,…

Read more →

Sorry We’re Closed: Integrating Digital with the Museum Strategy

April 1, 2019 / 0 comments

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Construction. Often associated with traffic jams, loud noises, and general inconvenience, it can sometimes be forgotten that, in the end, the result can be much needed growth and ingenuity. As buildings age from the wear and tear of everyday occupation it becomes necessary to make updates and improvements from time…

Read more →

Digital Engagement at the Brooklyn Museum

January 26, 2019 / 0 comments

Interview with Sara Devine, Director of Visitor Experience & Engagement at the Brooklyn Museum and adjunct professor for the Pratt Museums & Digital Culture M.S. program. The Brooklyn Museum The Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States, with a collection of over 1.5 million objects representing a wide spectrum…

Read more →

Interview with Senior Manager of Digital Media, Morgan Library & Museum

December 6, 2018 / 0 comments

What began as the private collection of John Pierpont Morgan has now grown into a museum and research library located in the center of Manhattan. From 1890, Morgan started collecting illuminated, literary and historical manuscripts, early printed books and old master drawings and prints. While the collection is still primarily focused on works on paper,…

Read more →

The Missing Component from Museum Digital Strategy

December 3, 2018 / 0 comments

Why museum digital strategy should include job sourcing… Interactive kiosk at New York Historical Society Over the past few years, museums have been discussing how to best incorporate digital tools and adapt to the rapidly changing, technology-centered world. There have been significant examples of both specific digital strategy documents and generic strategy with digital incorporated…

Read more →

Old Masters Online — Web Development at The Frick

December 1, 2018 / 0 comments

Old Masters Online — Web Development at The Frick Interview with Valery Chen, Front-End Web Developer at The Frick Collection Introduction Housed in the historic Fifth Avenue residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, The Frick Collection showcases work by European artists, especially Old Master paintings. The associated Frick Art Reference Library serves as one of the premier institutions…

Read more →

Digital Systems at the American Museum of Natural History

November 26, 2018 / 0 comments

For this interview, I interviewed Jen Cwiok, the Digital Systems Librarian at the American Museum of Natural History and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, where she teaches Museum Information Management: Collection Cataloging & Digital Technology with Iris Lee. Q. What is your job title? Jen Cwiok: Digital Systems Librarian. Q. What does that entail? JC: I…

Read more →

Review of Different Museum Digital Strategies

November 19, 2018 / 0 comments

The future of the museum may be rooted in the buildings they occupy but it will address audiences across the world — a place where people across the world will have a conversation. Those institutions which take up this notion fastest and furthest will be the ones which have the authority in the future — Sir Nicholas Serota I…

Read more →

Visitor Motivation Survey and Audience Segmentation for the Whitney Museum of Art Website

November 13, 2018 / 0 comments

This post is a summary of the pilot research project at Pratt Institute undertaken by Sydney Stewart and Samantha Nullman. This research was conducted as part of the INFO 685 course: Digital Analytics: Web, Mobile and Social Media in collaboration with the Digital Media department at the Whitney Museum. Introduction In recent years, the Whitney Museum…

Read more →

Is a Digital Strategy necessary in Small museums?

November 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Is a Digital Strategy necessary in small museums? What works in a medium to large size museums will not always work for a small museums. It is something that museum professionals should be able to agree on, even though they might disagree on what those things are and why those things will not work for smaller…

Read more →