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Senior Media Designer / Webmaser
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Smithsonian Institution

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Darren Milligan is the designer and director of digital media projects at the Center for Education and Museum Studies at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, USA. There he produces digital learning resources, manages social media initiatives, and directs websites including the two-time People's Voice Webby-Award-winning digital portal for education at the Smithsonian, He served as art director and producer of the Institution’s teacher magazine (Smithsonian in Your Classroom) and integrated online interactive IdeaLabs, distributed to every primary and secondary school in the United States (more than 80,000 schools serving 30 million students). Prior to the Smithsonian, he developed digital citizen-science projects and online mentoring communities at the nonprofit Purple Martin Conservation Association ( Darren is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the American Association of Museums Media and Technology Committee, and serves on various Smithsonian committees focused on education and web/new media strategies. Darren is also an amateur photographer and manages the blog,, focusing on pre-photographic images of primates in western cultures.

Best of the Web History

2011 Vote
Smithsonian Web and New Media Strategy Wiki
2010 Nomination
Prehistoric Climate Change and Why It Matters Today, Online Interactive


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