Speaker: Dana Allen-Greil
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Dana Allen-Greil

Project Manager
National Museum of American History
New Media
AHB 4010 MRC 603
PO Box 37012
Washington DC
20013-7012 USA

Dana manages a range of new media projects for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, including online exhibitions, e-mail newsletters, interactive kiosks, mobile interpretation, online fundraising campaigns, blogs, social media strategies – you name it. Projects she’s most proud of include: the “O Say Can You See?” blog (for which she’s managing editor); the Smithsonian’s first YouTube contest (a national anthem singing competition); and the major redesign of the museum’s Web site in 2005. She’s fascinated by the possibilities of Twitter, and has recently contributed two chapters for the book, Twitter for Museums. Dana has chaired juries for AAM’s Media and Technology Committee’s MUSE Awards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. She teaches the graduate course, “Museums and Technology,” at The George Washington University. Dana holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in English and Women Studies from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Dana will present Small Towns and Big Cities: How Museums Foster Community Online. [Paper]