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Chris Alexander

Chris Alexander has 20 years of wide-ranging museum experience, both working internally at museums and externally for museum vendors. Currently, Chris is an Account manager at Gallery Systems where he works closely with clients and potential clients to ensure their needs are met with Gallery System products. Previously, Chris was at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center as Digital Media Manager and was Program Director at Toura where he worked closely with museum clients like Getty, Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Library to provide training and implementation strategy for Toura’s web-based Mobile App Producer. Further back, he worked for 14 years at the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) as Manager of Interactive Technology and Assistant Registrar. He has a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Art from San Jose State University, is certified in web design and was a participant in the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen program.

Over the years, Chris has created digital content for interpretive and marketing initiatives; worked with and developed several web-based services; managed collections management systems; and built various mobile guides and applications. In 2008, he developed a first of its kind iPod Touch/iPhone tour at the SJMA that utilized the museum’s Wi-Fi network to deliver an audio/video tour through the iPhone’s Safari Web Browser. Chris has spoken at many conferences including Museums and the Web, American Association of Museums (AAM) and the Tate Modern’s handheld conference Audiotours to iPhones. He is also the recipient of two Muse Awards from the AAM’s Media and Technology Committee.

Areas of Expertise:

Collections Management Systems

  • The Museum Systems (TMS)
  • TMS Collections
  • EmbARK
  • Gallery Systems

Handheld tours

  • iPod tour development
  • iPod Touch/iPhone tour development
  • Cell Phone tour development

Content Creation

  • Videography
  • Sound
  • Editing (Final Cut Express, iMovie, Garageband)

Interactive Marketing

  • Social Media (YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, etc.)
  • Email
  • Blogs

Web Design

  • CSS
  • Experience with PHP, JavaScript
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Web Design

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