I’m delighted to share that my suitcase was a little bit heavier on my return trip from the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) this year: the Brooklyn Museum won two MUSE awards for ASK!
The MUSE awards “recognize outstanding achievement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives or Museums (GLAM) media..[and] are presented to institutions or independent producers who use digital media to enhance the GLAM experience and engage audiences. The MUSE awards celebrate scholarship, community, innovation, creativity, education and inclusiveness.”
I think I can speak for everyone on the team, past and present, when I say we are both humbled and grateful for the recognition (particularly given the amazing entries this year)! This is an exciting time to be working on digital projects in the field. I also want to take a moment to thank the small army of colleagues who poured their energies into developing the program and to Bloomberg Philanthropies who made it a reality. Thank you, thank you!
Sara Devine joined the Brooklyn Museum as Manager of Interpretive Materials in 2011. Now Director of Digital Engagement, she leads the Museum’s ASK Brooklyn Museum project, a Bloomberg Connects digital engagement initiative. A vocal visitor advocate, her expertise lies in crafting accessible and engaging visitor experiences and reaching audiences across platforms. She works with curators, designers, educators, technologists, and visitor services staff on all aspects of digital engagement. Sara is also a visiting assistant professor and curriculum coordinator at Pratt Institute’s School of Information for their new graduate program in Museums and Digital Culture. She was previously Senior Content Developer and Project Manager at Hilferty, a museum planning and design firm in Ohio, where she developed comprehensive interpretive master plans and exhibitions for a wide variety of museums. She has also worked at Assistant Curator, Special Exhibition at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and as a Curatorial Assistant at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.