Erin Coburn

Independent Consultant

Erin Coburn is an independent consultant to museums and the cultural heritage sector specializing in building digital media programs and leading digital strategy for institutions of all sizes. Most recently she was the Chief Officer of Digital Media at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she led the creation, production, presentation, and dissemination of multimedia content to support the viewing and understanding of the Met's collections and exhibitions, both within the galleries and online. Prior to this, Erin was Head of Collection Information & Access at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Throughout her career, she has been involved in international and national initiatives, with a particular focus on the development and advancement of data standards and cataloguing best practices, delivering metadata to online resources and portals, and facilitating greater access to collections. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the CIDOC Data Harvesting and Interchange Working Group; as a member of the TourML Advisory Council, ARTstor Advisory Committee, and the New Media Consortium Horizon Project: 2012 Museum Edition Advisory Board; and is Past President of the Museum Computer Network.