Digital Curation Program Coordinator and Museum Studies Faculty
Johns Hopkins University
In October 2015, the Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies and Digital Curation programs convened a group of cultural heritage professionals for a summit on digital curation in art museums. With support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, participants met over two days to discuss trends in digital curation, its integration into the art museum community, and current challenges to its full implementation. Topics included innovative projects, infrastructure, staffing and workflow needs, digital curation tools, curatorial considerations, internships, research opportunities, and local and international collaborations. This presentation summarizes the issues and recommendations that emerged for the key principles, roles and responsibilities that digital curation should play in art museums, as well as innovative models for internship projects and research that can advance the museum mission and contribute to the implementation of digital curation practices in art museums. The summit report will be published in spring 2016.