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Peter Samis

July - August 2013

Peter Samis (Kress Fellow in Museum Education) serves as associate curator of interpretive media at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). A longtime leader in the field of education and technology, Samis was the art historian/content expert on the first CD-ROM about modern art, and since that time has led SFMOMA’s pioneering efforts through successive waves of technology innovations, producing award-winning websites, podcasts, and videos. In recent years, he has increasingly turned his attention to larger questions of museum interpretation, both analog and digital. Together with the independent researcher Mimi Michaelson, he has recently completed field research for the project, ONLY CONNECT: Visitor-centered museum interpretation, with support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. At the Clark, he will be working on the book manuscript that presents their findings, with Dr. Michaelson’s periodic collaboration.

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