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MacArthur, Matthew view

Digital Experience Team Lead

In my capacity I oversee the museum's website operations and work with others to manage our digital outreach efforts. Our department works with staff from across the museum to develop ideas, create compelling content, and deliver products that reach wide and varied audiences on multiple platforms. I also think about the museum’s digital strategy—how we can further the museum’s mission by leveraging our rich collections and expert staff, in collaboration with partners and audiences, to create engaging, multidirectional experiences that empower people to create a just and compassionate future by exploring, preserving, and sharing the complexity of our past.


Background And Education

Education And Training


Selected Publications

  • Article

    • Macarthur, Matthew. 2010. "Do We Need a Social Media Policy?" Museum, (November-December), 2010
    • Macarthur, Matthew. 2007. "Museums Remixed." Exhibitionist, (Fall), 2007
  • Blog Posting

  • Chapter

    • Macarthur, Matthew. 2011. "Get Real! The Role of Objects in the Digital Age." In Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World. Adair, Bill, Filene, Benjamin, and Koloski, Laura, editors. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. 2011
    • Allen-Greil, Dana and Macarthur, Matthew. 2010. "Small Towns and Big Cities: How Museums Foster Community On-line." In Museums and the Web 2010: Proceedings. Trant, Jennifer and Bearman, David, editors. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. 2010
    • Macarthur, Matthew. 2007. "Can Museums Allow Online Users to Become Participants?" In The Digital Museum: A Think Guide. Din, Herminia and Hecht, Phyllis, editors. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums. 2007


Teaching Activities

  • Internet Strategies Graduate Instructor, Johns Hopkins University M.A. Museum Studies Program 2008 - 2010