Nancy is Executive Director of the MuseWeb Foundation, the non-profit initiative of Museums and the Web, and co-chair and co-editor with Rich Cherry of MW’s international conferences and publications. Previously she was Deputy Director of Digital Experience and Communications at the Baltimore Museum of Art (2014-2016), Head of Mobile Strategy and Initiatives at the Smithsonian Institution (2010-2014), and Head of New Media Initiatives at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum (2008-2010). With a PhD in American art history and a background in filmmaking, curation and art criticism, Nancy lectures and publishes widely on technology and innovation in museums, in French and Italian as well as English.
Heather is the digital curator for the MuseWeb Foundation. She has undergraduate degrees in Art History and English Literature from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University. With more than 20 years of museum and archives experience, Heather has worked in virtually every department within a museum–from curation and collections care to public relations and education. From 2004-2016, she was the digital voice of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, managing and building its online content and social media presence from the ground up. Her specialties include:
- Web and new media design and graphic production
- Social media execution and strategy
- Online content management
- Creating efficiencies and streamlining processes
- Writing and editing online content