Speaker: Rhiannon Looseley
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Rhiannon Looseley

E-Learning Officer (Web)
Museum of London
150 London Wall
London England
EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom

Rhiannon Looseley graduated from the University of Warwick in French and History in 2003, and obtained an MA in Modern History from the University of Reading in 2005. She began her museum career at The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) where she worked in various different roles from 2005 until 2008. In her final BPMA role as Web Officer she took full responsibility for all web activity for the organisation, training others in using the CMS, liaising with external companies, writing the web strategy and user testing the site. It was also as part of this role that she launched the BPMA Wiki in early 2008, populating, promoting and monitoring it until she left the organisation in September 2008. During her time at the BPMA Rhiannon completed her MA in Museum Studies by Distance Learning at the University of Leicester, finishing the course with a dissertation on the opportunities and challenges for museums using wiki technology. In September 2008 she left the BPMA to take up a role as the E-Learning Officer (Web) at the Museum of London.

Rhiannon will present Museums & wikis: two case studies. [Paper]