About Us

edgital is a collaborative project with the goal of supporting dialogue and creative thinking at the edge of museum education and digital media technology. We see museum educators and museum technologists as sharing a set of fundamental concerns around interpretation, experience, visitor engagement, and the broader social role of museums. We believe that greater communication and collaboration among practitioners in these two fields will enable each to produce stronger and more effective work.  

We are grateful to Pietro Santachiara for designing the awesome edgital logo.

edgital is put in motion by…

Erin Branham

Erin is a museum educator with a deep and abiding belief in the innate creativity of every human being. She has worked in museums from small (staff of 3) to large (staff of more than 250), with subject matter ranging from natural and cultural history, to the sciences, to the visual and performing arts. She holds an MA in Art Education with a concentration in Museum Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an Education Specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Views expressed in this blog are Erin’s own and do not represent the Getty Trust in any way. You can contact Erin at erin@edgital.org.

Erin Branham

 

Mairin Kerr

Mairin is passionate about museum interpretation and fascinated by the ways that digital technology can help facilitate it. Mairin has worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England as the Digital Programmes Assistant. Prior to that Mairin was a Graduate Intern at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA working in School and Teacher Programs. While gaining her Masters of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, Mairin interned in Exhibition Development at the Royal Ontario Museum. Mairin currently works at the University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver, Canada as the Marketing, Communications & Events Coordinator. Views expressed here are her own. You can contact Mairin at mairin@edgital.org.

Mairin profile

 

This site is for free and open discussion. It does not represent the views of any institutions or organizations. Views expressed on this site are those of the individual author or interviewee only.

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