Speaker: Layna White
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Layna White

Head of Collections Information and Access
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco CA
94103-3159 USA

Layna White is Head of Collections Information and Access at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her department is responsible for managing advancement of the Museum's collections management system; creating and maintaining visual documentation for works of art; managing inquiries related to intellectual property; and fostering information sharing about the Museum's collection. Prior to SFMOMA, Layna was Collections Information Manager at the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at UCLA, where she was involved in cataloguing museum objects and integrating collections management needs with on-site and on-line public access.

She is a member of the Museums and the Online Archives Collaboration (MOAC) - a group investigating cross-community standards, digitization tools and workflows, and use of digital content by different audiences. She is also an advisory committee member for Cataloguing Cultural Objects - a cross-community standard for describing, cataloguing, and documenting cultural objects and their images. Degrees in art history and library and information science complement her interest in museum practices for description, as well as meeting pluralistic and changing needs for access to and use of digital content.

Layna will present Museum Images On-line: Meeting the Needs of Educators. [Mini-Workshop]