BCMA Podcast Episode 7: Megan Richardson on Sector-Wide Gaps of Digital Literacy Skills

January 2019

In this episode, the BCMA is revisiting one more highlight of 2018; Adrian Paradis, our Communications Assistant, introduces a keynote speaker from our 2018 conference-Megan Richardson.

Richardson has spent her career creating and supporting connections among people and museum collections.

After establishing the education program at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Megan moved to the National Gallery of Canada where she was a manager, and then head, of education. She introduced the Gallery’s first collection app, a national online teen art contest, and the distance learning program. She also revitalized the flagship family program; and oversaw onsite and online interpretation for major international temporary exhibitions.

Megan is currently the Director of the Virtual Museum of Canada, a national digital cultural investment program, managed by the Canadian Museum of History. She is responsible for the annual calls for investment, dozens of projects in development, and the program websites. Megan is leading the VMC renewal, an intensive 3-step process to better meet the needs of Canadian museums and heritage organizations.

We hope you enjoy our first episode of the year. We look forward to presenting more podcasts for you soon.

Music in this episode by Sound of Picture.