Carolyn Royston
Director of Digital
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
USA
@caro_ft

Director of Digital at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where I lead an ambitious digital program to re-imagine and build a forward-thinking digital presence, which will have an essential role in implementing the Gardner's overall strategic plan.

Getty Leadership Institute Fellow 2017.

President of MCN in 2017 (Museum Computer Network), a not for profit organization that represents a wide range of information professionals from cultural sector institutions in the United States and around the world.

Previously, an independent consultant working with cultural organisations to transform the way they use digital technologies to effect change. Focus of work included how to deliver effective digital strategies; digital & change management leadership; managing complex stakeholder relationships; building digital capacity; and managing multi-skilled teams. Clients included: J.Paul Getty Trust, English Heritage, British Council, National Museum Wales, National Museum Scotland, Canadian Museum of History.

I speak regularly on digital transformation, visitor experience & lead professional development workshops on digital strategy, digital leadership and digital skills development for cultural and heritage organisations.

Former Head of Digital at Imperial War Museums responsible for the strategic development of digital media and the management and delivery of all public facing digital outputs including online, mobile, in-gallery digital experiences, eCommerce platforms and social media.

Previously, Project Director of the National Museums Online Learning Project, based at the V&A, responsible for coordinating and managing the needs of 9 national museums & galleries to create an ambitious programme of e-Learning resources and a cross-collection search linking the 9 museums together for the first time.

Head of e-Learning at Atticmedia, a top 25 UK digital agency where I built up their e-Learning portfolio in the cultural and education sectors.

I'm a qualified teacher.