Many museums struggle with where to put Web and New Media on the organizational chart and the decision can have far-reaching consequences for visitors and staff alike. Are they part of Information Technology? Education? The Director’s suite? Or all of the above? This session uses case studies and insight from small, medium, and large museums to help attendees identify the best organizational home for Web and New Media activities in their museums.
Aurelie Henry is the Education Technology Projects Coordinator for the National Postal Museum’s Education Department. Her background in history and cultural tourism is completed by an extensive training in website and interactive development within the realm of museums and practical interpretive and exhibit development experience. She is the project manager in charge of the enhancement of interactive kiosks located on the museum floor. She also brings her education background and expert knowledge of museum visitors’ use and needs for New Media and Technology to exhibits’ website creation and website’s redesign.