Suse Anderson

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Assistant Professor of Museum Studies


Suse Anderson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Museum Studies at The George Washington University. Prior to joining GW, Anderson was Director of Audience Experience at The Baltimore Museum of Art, where she was responsible for creating a seamless and positive experience of the BMA for visitors to the museum and across its digital platforms. For close to a decade, Anderson’s research and professional focus has been on the intersection of technology and culture, and particularly the impact of digital technologies on the museum.

Since moving to Baltimore in 2014, Anderson has fallen in love with the city she now calls home. You should visit her there one day, or connect with her on Twitter @shineslike.


Current Research

Dr. Anderson explores the intersection of technology and culture through her blog, and on the monthly progressive museum podcast, Museopunks (Winner 2014 Best of the Web - Museum Professionals, now presented by the American Alliance of Museums).



Since 2014, Anderson has been Co-Editor for CODE | WORDS: Technology and theory in the museum, an experiment in online publishing and discourse (now a book, and in its second iteration).

Presented at conferences including:

  • Museums & the Web (USA)
  • Museums Australia (AUS)
  • The MCN Conference (USA)
  • The National Digital Forum (NZ)


  • CURATOR The Museum Journal
  • On the Museums Association UK website
  • On other websites



BA in Communication - Journalism, Charles Sturt University, Australia
BFA (Hons - 1st class, Faculty Medal), The University of Newcastle, Australia
PhD in Creative Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia


Professional Organizations

  • Currently Vice-President/President-Elect of MCN (Museum Computer Network)
  • 2015-2016: Program Co-Chair for MCN annual conference
  • Program Committee for the Museum Computer Group UK
  • 2012-2015: Served on the Advisory Board for the NMC Horizon Report–Museum Edition
  • Served on Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation Network Australia