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Ailsa Barry

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Head of Interactive Media
Interactive Media
The Natural History Museum
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Following a background in Anthropology and Art, Ailsa Barry began developing new media installations for museums and galleries in 1992. She went on to produce a number of award-winning CD ROMs, before joining Microsoft Network as a content producer. She joined the BBC in 1998, initially as Editor for BBC Science Online. She became Managing Editor for BBC Online Production in 1999. In this role she was involved in growing the BBC's emerging Internet capabilities and strategies. Joining Vizzavi UK in 2001, she gained experience in wireless technologies, and was responsible, as Head of Content, UK, for developing content strategies across UK web and mobile platforms. In 2003 she joined the Natural History Museum as Head of Interactive Media, an area which the Museum is actively supporting. She is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of new technology to deliver the Museum's cultural heritage through the Internet, mobile and new-media gallery installations.

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