Monday, June 20, 2016

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced in April that it faced a $10 million deficit and would begin to scale back costs"

"The three departures precede what is expected to be a series of voluntary buyouts, which the museum has said it hopes will allow it to avoid layoffs."

From a May 2015 Fast Company article:
When the Metropolitan Museum of Art was seeking its first chief digital officer in 2013, it "wanted someone not from the museum world and not from the art world," says Sree Sreenivasan. "So I am superbly qualified."


What is something about your job that you think would surprise people?

Most people are surprised to know that the digital media team at the Met has 70 people in it.


People always ask me how I justify the museum spending so many resources of digital media.