Speaker: Allegra Burnette
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Allegra Burnette

Creative Director
The Museum of Modern Art
Digital Media
11 West 53rd Street
New York NY
10019 USA

Allegra Burnette is the Creative Director of Digital Media at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, overseeing design and production for the museum's website, MoMA.org, as well as interpretive kiosks and digital displays. Projects on MoMA.org have included the site redesign; the online collection and e-cards; audience-specific sites such as Modern Teachers, Red Studio and Destination: Modern Art; podcasts; and MoMA's ongoing series of exhibition subsites, including Tall Buildings, Eye on Europe and Contemporary Voices. Other projects have included the lobby display screens, MoMA.guide – a series of interactive kiosks – and channels on iTunes U and YouTube. Prior to working at MoMA, Allegra was responsible for creating and running a media department at the world-renowned museum exhibition planning and design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates. Allegra has an MFA in museum exhibition planning and design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she has also taught graduate courses in museum media, and a BA from Dartmouth College with a major in art history. She is currently teaching online in the museum studies graduate program at Johns Hopkins University.

Allegra will present Redesigning Your Museum’s Website: A Survivor’s Guide. [Mini-Workshop]
Allegra will present The Handheld Handbook: Capturing best practices in mobile interpretation for museums. [Mini-Workshop]