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Biography: Scott Sayre

Scott Sayre
Scott Sayre
Chief Information Officer

As the Museum’s chief information officer, Scott Sayre is responsible for developing new strategies for and leadership in the Museum’s digital and information projects and services. Sayre oversees the Rakow Research Library, digital media, and information systems, and provides interim oversight of the collections and conservation areas.

Sayre holds a doctorate in education and has more than 25 years of experience working with emerging education and information technologies. He was director of Media and Technology at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts where he formed and led the museum's Interactive Media Group, and he co-founded Sandbox Studios, a Minneapolis-based group that works with museums and other non-profits to vision, plan, create, manage and assess educational programs and technology projects.

Sayre has also served as the Art Museum Image Consortium's (AMICO) director of Member Services and U.S. Operations. He teaches in the graduate program at Johns Hopkins University, and has previously taught media and information technology design and planning at Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano; the University of Minnesota; the Minneapolis College of Art and Design; and the University of Victoria. He has served on the board of Museum-Ed.org and the Museum Computer Network (MCN), and has previously chaired the boards of the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the American Association of Museum’s (AAM) Media and Technology Standing Professional Committee. Sayre has published more than 30 articles, chapters, and papers and presented at conferences worldwide.