Peter Samis
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Peter Samis

Associate Curator of Education
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Educational Technologies
151 Third Street
San Francisco CA
94103-3159 USA

Peter Samis is Associate Curator of Education and Program Manager for Interactive Educational Technologies (IET) at SFMOMA. He served as art historian/content expert for the first CD-ROM on modern art, and then spearheaded development of multimedia programs for SFMOMA's new building. Since then, SFMOMA's IET programs have received awards from sources as diverse as the American Association of Museums, the National Educational Media Network, and I.D. Magazine. Points of Departure, the Museum's 2001 exhibition that experimented with the integration of new technologies directly alongside the art in the SFMOMA galleries, was awarded AAM's 2002 Gold Muse Award for best use of new technologies in an art museum setting. Samis holds a BA in Religion from Columbia College in New York, and an MA in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley. He is Co-Project Lead on the Pachyderm 2.0 open source initiative (, and together with his team continues to produce innovative content for SFMOMA's galleries, website, and the Museum's Koret Visitor Education Center.

Peter will present 'Artcasting' at SFMOMA: First-Year Lessons, Future Challenges for Museum Podcasters. [Paper]