Alex Kron currently serves as the Digital Operations and Collections Information Analyst or more warmly referred to as the Benevolent Dictator for the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC). In her work with BPOC, she wears many hats but focuses on coordinating and managing projects with clients, research and evaluation of cultural technology solutions, museum programming, operations, audience engagement, and digital strategies along with conducting field studies to better understand successful practices in the sector.
Most recently she began facilitating and hosting a webinar series dedicated to collections data and collections management system challenges and opportunities. She has over a decade of experience in information and project management inside and outside the arts and culture field, a BA in Art History from California State University, Fullerton, and MA in Museum Studies and Digital Curation from Johns Hopkins University.
MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Dreaming of a New Collections Management System
In the midst of a pandemic and the growing necessity for cultural institutions to pivot to a wholly digital audience, a discussion amongst arts and culture professionals was struck on whether a collections management system that did it all could exist. BPOC’s Dreaming of a New Collections Management System webinar series was born from this discussion and expanded the conversation to the current challenges collections professionals face in managing their collections data and collections management systems. This webinar series has been a voyage of discovery that has highlighted the need for collections management systems to evolve to meet the current and future needs of cultural institutions.
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