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Chief, Digital Outreach and Engagement
Department of New Media
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dana Allen-Greil manages a range of new media projects for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, including social media, blogs, e-mail newsletters, online exhibitions, and mobile interpretation. Projects she’s most proud of include: the “O Say Can You See?” blog (for which she’s managing editor); the Smithsonian’s first YouTube contest (a national anthem singing competition); and the "Race to the Museum" public vote on historic automobiles.

Dana serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums and is active in AAM's Media and Technology Committee MUSE Awards. She teaches the graduate course, "Museums and Technology," at The George Washington University and "Internet Strategies" at Johns Hopkins University's Museum Studies Program.

Dana holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in English and Women Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Best of the Web History

2011 Vote
Race to the Museum
2011 Nomination
Race to the Museum
2010 Nomination
National Museum of American History on Twitter

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MW2010 Role


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