Mia's PhD in digital humanities (Department of History, Open University) focusses on historians and scholarly crowdsourcing. Mia has published and presented widely on her key areas of interest including: user experience design, human-computer interaction, open cultural data, audience engagement and participation in the cultural heritage sector. Her edited volume, 'Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage’ (Ashgate) was published in October 2014.
In 2014, she was a CENDARI Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Mia has also had residencies at the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney, 2012) and the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum (New York, 2012) and two short Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Polis Center Institute on 'Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps: Explorations in the Spatial Humanities' (Indianapolis, 2012) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media's One Week | One Tool institute (Fairfax, Virginia, 2013), where she helped create the award-winning Serendip-o-matic. Mia is also known for her work on museum metadata games. Formerly Lead Web Developer at the Science Museum Group, Mia has worked internationally as a business analyst, digital consultant and web programmer in the cultural heritage and commercial sectors.
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I've been working with museums and other organisations with potential linked and/or open cultural data since my first museum post at Museum Victoria (Melbourne) in the late 90s. I organised various releases of Science Museum Group (UK) collection records, have maintained the open cultural data wiki http://museum-api.pbworks.com/ for many years, have previously organised 'linking museums' meetups for potential users of museum data, and work with the Pelagios project on an on-going basis.