Digital Strategy at the SFMOMA

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

SFMOMA Logo Since its inception in 1935 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has been in the forefront of innovative and successful museum strategy. This rings especially true after their reopening in 2016, to glean more insight on what it takes to not only stay relevant but true to your institution’s mission, vision,…

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A Deep Dive into The Met’s Collection Information Digital Work System

December 20, 2017 / 0 comments

Interview with Jennie Choi, Manager of Collection Information at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Public Domain Artworks from the online collection of The Met The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the largest art museum in the United States, has 100 curators and 1.5 million artworks in their permanent collection. The Digital department, founded in 2008, has three…

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Is a Digital Strategy the answer to all your digital problems?

December 14, 2017 / 0 comments

The first day of our Digital Strategy class, we were asked by the professor, if museums should have a digital strategy. It’s a tricky question that left half the class saying yes and half saying no. And in reality and like everything in the museum sector, what works for one museum may not be the…

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Digital Evolution at the Frick Art Reference Library

November 27, 2017 / 0 comments

For this interview I spoke with Luciano Johnson, who works within the Digital Lab at the Frick Art Reference Library. The institution boasts a comprehensive in-house digitization program which has continued to grow and adapt to new technology. Digital Imaging Lab Q. What is your official job title? I am a Digital Preservation Librarian. Q. How many…

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Pratt at MoMA: Implementing Digital Strategies in Museums

November 19, 2017 / 0 comments

Pratt MDC students visiting MoMA’s Louise Bourgeois exhibition with Assistant Director of Digital Media, Chiara Bernasconi In a new course at Pratt titled “Digital Strategy: Museum Planning and Management,” Elena Villaespesa teaches the frameworks and tools needed to implement digital strategies in museums. To build on readings and in-class exercises, the class spent an afternoon…

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A little known (to me) conference offers inspiration and innovation in a beautiful setting.

November 13, 2017 / 0 comments

A view of Dubrovnik from the City Wall. The town has hosted the Best in Heritage conference for 16 years now. In September of this year, I was part of a special gathering. Unbeknownst to me, this gathering has been taking place for the past 15 years in a special corner of the world, the beautiful…

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