Speaker: Andrew Sawyer
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Andrew Sawyer

Museum Consultant
107 High Street
Winchester Hampshire
SO23 9AH United Kingdom

Andrew Sawyer was awarded his PhD for research into the role of sixteenth-century political prints in the early Dutch Republic, based on collections in the Netherlands, and using an object-oriented database/image analysis system. As Museum Specialist with Simulacra(an online publisher specialising in museum content and education, especially personalised learning), he has established research projects combining museum, academic and commercial expertise. These have covered e-learning and museums, the sustainability of public facing digital assets, and implementing digital labels in-gallery. He is currently enagaged in developing tools to create and manage Learning Objects (modular, interchangeable, reusable and reversionable digital assets used in learning contexts), based on museum and gallery content; this has led to involvement in two UK research initiatives. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester's Department of Museum Studies, and has published on the development of digital media in the museum sector, most recently (with R. Parry), 'Space and the machine: adaptive museums, pervasive technology and the new gallery environment'in S. MacLeod (Ed.), Reshaping Museum Space: Architecture, Design, Exhibitions (Routledge: London and New York, 2005). Andrew has also presented at a range of workshops and conferences in the Museum sector.

Andrew will present How Shall We Label Our Exhibit Today? Applying The Principles of On-Line Publishing to an On-Site Exhibition. [Paper]