Rich Cherry
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Rich Cherry

Director of Information Technology
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
575 Broadway 2nd Floor
New York NY
10012 USA

Rich Cherry is the Director of Information Technology at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In this role he leads the museums Information Technology Departments and the Department of Library and Archives. Previously he was with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo where he served as Chief Information Officer while also teaching New Media theory, web design and animation in the Media Studies department at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

His experience includes executive management of Information Technology, Web Services, Library Services and Digital Imaging departments. He has initiated, developed funding streams for and implemented significant technology projects in all areas of museum operations, including major network infrastructure upgrades, high resolution digitization of collections, online access to the collection management systems, library catalog, educational material and selections from the archives, as well implementing and integrating retail, financial, visitor and membership management systems.

He has served on committees such as the WNED Life Long Digital Learning Advisory Committee (, advising the regional PBS on using digital media for education and as Chair of the Technology Committee for the Art Museum Image Consortium (, a consortium dedicated to enabling educational use of museum multimedia. He was also a member of the Program Committee for the Museums and the Web Conference ( an international conference for culture and heritage on-line. Some of his work, including an interactive children's website, can be viewed at

Rich will present steve: folksonomy in the museum. [Mini-Workshop]