Prior to my arrival, the website had not changed since 1996 and making changes required using MS PageMaker on a very old PC. I re-architected and re-coded the website, and created an interactive map with photographs of the locations. I led the effort to rebrand as "SFO Museum", update the logo, and purchase domains like "SFOMuseum.org".
I was responsible for publishing exhibitions online throughout my tenure. Prior to my departure, I helped transition the site to a modern design and CMS. I also trained the Curation staff on how to use the CMS and the basics of image production for the internet.
In the period from 2004-2010, institutions like museums were (and are still) struggling with how to keep current with smartphone and internet technologies, and the ever-changing opportunities for public engagement that technology could enable.
We explored Flickr photo streams, VR-codes, and podcasts for self-guided tours. Unfortunately, we often ran into bureaucratic or budget difficulties.
SFO Museum relied on me for a wide variety of design tasks, but technically I was employed as a Curator and would often need to don the white gloves and handle authentic, rare museum objects. Studio photography or high-resolution scanning of museum objects was routine, and I would often assist with installations of exhibitions.
Besides design and production of graphics for the exhibitions, responsibilities included video editing, in-situ photography and archive of the exhibitions, printing booklets, brochures and managing print vendors, pretty much anything related to computers or technology, and managing the SFO Museum website.