Museums and the Web 2005
Speakers: Speaker Biography
Photo Credits

Speakers from around the world present their latest work at MW2005.

Phil Getchell

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Web Services
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA
02115-5523 USA

Phil manages the growth and development of the MFA's internal and external Web sites, and some projects related to New Media. In recent months, he has led the MFA into a successful first year of selling its extensive catalog of Art-inspired products on the Web (, Other recent projects include interactive Kiosks and Web sites related to MFA special exhibitions and permanent collection, ( Current business focuses on redesigning and hosting the growing MFA site. Phil came into his Web career from the technical realm. Working for Computer Sciences Corporation, he led a world-class technical support team, in addition to building and managing a 24-hour international help-desk. Side projects focus on building cheap, self-sustainable Web sites for local businesses for friends (,,, Originally from Portland, Maine, Phil holds a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Boston University, and a M.Ed. from UMass, Boston. He now resides in the suburbs of Boston, playing foosball, and tinkering with his cars.

Phil will present The rise and fall and rise of the MFA Boston's on-line gift shop.