Museums and the Web 2005
Speakers: Speaker Biography
Photo Credits

Speakers from around the world present their latest work at MW2005.

Peter Samis

Associate Curator of Education
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Educational Technologies
151 Third Street
San Francisco CA
94103-3159 USA

Peter Samis is Associate Curator of Education and Program Manager for Interactive Educational Technologies at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He served as art historian/content expert for the first CD-ROM on modern art and spearheaded the development of three interactive multimedia programs for the 1995 inauguration of SFMOMA's new building. Since then, SFMOMA's interactive educational technology programs have received numerous awards from sources as diverse as the American Association of Museums, the National Educational Media Network, and I.D. Magazine. Points of Departure, the Museum's 2001 exhibition that experimented with the integration of new technologies directly alongside the art in the SFMOMA galleries, was awarded AAM's 2002 Gold Muse Award for best use of new technologies in an art museum setting. Samis holds a B.A. in Religion from Columbia College in New York, and an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley. He lectures widely and writes on both multimedia- and art-related topics.

Peter will present Taking Teaching by the Tusks: Introducing Pachyderm 2.0.
Peter will present Of Ansel and Atomz: Surfacing Deep Content On-line and On-Site at SFMOMA.