an blog | AJBlog Central | Contact me

Sree Sreenivasan, My Blog’s Inspiration, Becomes Metropolitan Museum’s First Digital Officer

Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan, who (for better or worse) was the direct cause of my starting this blog, has just been named as the Metropolitan Museum’s first chief digital officer (effective Aug. 12).

Less than a year ago, this long-time professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (my alma mater), had been named chief digital officer for all of Columbia.

His arts creds, aside from a “three-decade-long love affair with the Met,” include having moderated two panels on the future of arts journalism.

Sree, don’t you think the Met’s needs to host on its website some outside bloggers, like the one whose very existence you’re responsible for?

Just kidding, of course. But one thing I do hope he or another of the Met’s techies will eventually do is fix my blog’s many broken links to the Met’s website: When the museum revamped its online presence, now much more robust and informative than before, the links to press releases on the old website went dead.

Now, instead of the Met’s announcement of its antiquities agreement with Italy (for example), I get this:

MetLink

This is a blogger’s nightmare, not to mention an annoyance to anyone who has ever clicked on my extinct links or saved one of them himself from the Met’s website.

Sree, according to the museum’s announcement (linked at the top), will oversee “managing and producing digital content—especially documentation and interpretive materials on the Museum’s collection—and…delivering it to a variety of audiences, both online and in the galleries.”

an ArtsJournal blog