Speaker: Joanna Champagne
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Joanna Champagne

Chief of Web and New Media Initiatives
National Gallery of Art
Publications Office - Web Team
2000B South Club Drive
Landover MD
20785 USA

Joanna Champagne is the first Chief of Web and New Media Initiatives at the National Gallery of Art. The position was created in so that the Gallery could redesign its Web site nga.gov and expand its digital programs. Prior the National Gallery of Art Joanna was at the Smithsonian Institution for ten years. Her most recent position there was Head of New Media Initiatives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. While at the Smithsonian she led four major Web redesigns, including SmithsonianEducation.org, which houses the Smithsonian’s first kids and Family Web sites, and she has been working on Web sites, New Media and Video programs for twelve years. Her work has garnered a Peabody, two Webby Awards, Webby Honors, Web Marketing Awards, Muse Awards and been featured in STEP Magazine’s Top 100, US News and World Report, USA Today and the Washington Post. Joanna attended Smith College and received her Master’s Degree as a Dean of the Graduate Arts and Sciences Fellow, in the program of Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University.

Joanna will present Redesigning Your Museum’s Website: A Survivor’s Guide. [Mini-Workshop]