Museum Informaticist, Researcher & Lecturer

Dr. Laura-Edythe Coleman is a Museum Informaticist: her focus is on the point of convergence for museums, information, people, and technology. Knowing that societies need museums for creating and sustaining cultural memory, she strives to help communities co-create heritage collections with institutions. She is an online lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, Museums Studies Program and Adjunct Faculty in the iSchool at Florida State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Science, a Masters of Library and Information Science and a Bachelors of Fine Arts. She brings an extensive background in cultural heritage informatics, education, and information technology to focus on cultural institutions and their communities. My motto is to “save the world: one object, one exhibit, one museum, one community, one nation at a time.” It’s a crazy BIG motto – but I’m gonna live up to it!