This week we find out a bit more about the very cool folks who look after all things Web-related at the National Maritime Museum, including the museum’s Flickr Commons account.
As the NMM in Greenwich is my local museum, I was delighted when they joined the Commons some years back. I still visit the museum regularly as it takes up a large area in the middle of Greenwich and is housed in some very photogenic buildings. I was pretty excited when Fiona invited me down to the Museum one Wednesday afternoon to meet the team and have a chat about Flickr and the Commons. Having met them all, I can say I like the NMM even more now than I did before.
The NMM also organized and hosted our very first Flickr Commons meetup, held not long after these interviews. You can check that out too!
1. What is your involvement with the National Maritime Museum and the Commons Project on Flickr?
Fiona Romeo, National Maritime Museum
FIONA: I’m Head of Digital Media at the National Maritime Museum (and Royal Observatory, Greenwich), which means that it’s my job to think about how we can transform our visitors’ experience of the museum through innovative uses of technology. In particular, my department is responsible for things like digitization; the museum website; and creative development of digital content and services — from a monthly podcast to interactive exhibits and mobile learning. About half of my department is participating in the Commons project in some way.