Speaker: Susan Hazan
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Susan Hazan

Curator of New Media
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
New Media Unit
POB 71117
91017 Israel

Dr. Susan Hazan is Curator of New Media and Head of the Internet Office at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (since 1992), identifying, and implementing electronic architectures for the gallery, and outreach programs (http://www.imj.org.il) . Her Masters and PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London in Media and Communications focused on electronic architectures in the contemporary museum. Hazan has been recognized for her numerous publications on new media in education, art, museums and cultural heritage, with a focus on Web 2.0. In 2002-2003 Hazan was visiting lecturer at the Computing Department at Goldsmiths, University of London; teaching Web Design and Critical E-Museology, with an emphasis on the correlation between cultural theory and contemporary practice, and is an annual guest lecture in the Museology Department at Haifa University, Israel (2005-2009).

Professional affiliations include; EVA representative in Israel (http://www.evaconferences.com) , World Summit Award (WSA) Israel Coordinator (http://www.wsis-award.org) , founding partner in Digital Heritage, Israel (http://www.digital-heritage.org.il) and Co-Chair of the Annual Jerusalem Conference on the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage (http://www.minervaisrael.org.il) . Hazan is proud to have been a member of the Museums and the Web - Program Committee 2001-2010, and for the Virtual Systems and MultiMedia Conferences to Europe (VSMM2005/2009), and on the Curatoral Panel for Netartsorg - Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Japan 2004-2009 (http://www.netarts.org) and International Advisory Committee of the Digital Communities category of Prix Ars Electronica.

Hazan is working both with ATHENA (http://www.athenaeurope.org) and Europeana, the European digital library museum and archive, Europeana v1.0 work package 1, work group 1.1: Users, (http://www.europeana.eu/portal) on dissemination, Web 2.0 and social networks in the cultural sector. Hazan is Reviewer to Discovery Projects, Australian Research Council (ARC) and Independent Expert, eContent Plus, European Commission.

Susan will present ATHENA: A Mechanism for Harvesting Europe's Museum Holdings into Europeana. [Paper]