Dr. Suse Anderson, 2018 Visiting Technologist, photo by Dave Tavani.
Dr. Suse Anderson served as the 2018–19 Visiting Technologist at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, leading an examination of forward-thinking technology work in the arts and culture field. Anderson is assistant professor of museum studies at The George Washington University (GW) and host of Museopunks, a podcast for the progressive museum (presented by the American Alliance of Museums). Prior to joining GW, Anderson was director of audience experience at The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), where she was responsible for creating a seamless and positive experience of the BMA for visitors to the museum and across its digital platforms.
Anderson is currently President of MCN (Museum Computer Network) and in 2015–16 was program co-chair for its annual conference. She has given keynote or plenary presentations at conferences including American Alliance of Museums, Museums and the Web (US), Museums Australia, INTERCOM, and MCN. She was co-editor for CODE | WORDS: Technology and theory in the museum, an experiment in online publishing and discourse (now a book), and has -coauthored The Digital Future of Museums: Conversations and Provocations with Dr. Keir Winesmith.
Anderson holds a PhD (Creative Arts) and a BFA (Honors, 1st class, Faculty Medal), both from The University of Newcastle, Australia, and a BA (Communications-Journalism) from Charles Sturt University, Australia.