James Christen Steward
Museum, a publication of the American Alliance of Museums, March/April 2019
Princeton University Art Museum Names Stephen J. Kim Associate Director for Information and Technology
Distributed August 27, 2018
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Princeton University Art Museum is pleased to announce that Stephen J. Kim will join the Museum staff as associate director for information and technology beginning Sept. 4, 2018. Kim will join the Museum’s senior management team and will be responsible for setting the direction for a sustainable integrated technological program and information management strategy.
As associate director for information and technology, Kim will lead the team that supports public-facing digital initiatives, collections management, digital asset creation and management, information architecture and systems integration, application development and all matters relating to the Museum’s online presence. To promote use of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions in teaching and research, he will direct initiatives focused on providing complete digital access to students, faculty, scholars and global users.
“Stephen’s background in the technology sector, including his deep experience with innovation and shaping teams, makes him an ideal fit at this time in the Museum’s evolution,” said James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director of the Art Museum.
An innovative manager known for his experience at the intersection of digital technology and visual communications for world-class organizations such as Microsoft and Verizon, Kim will facilitate the use of new technologies in representing, and shaping the user’s experience of, the Museum’s renowned encyclopedic collections.
“It is a privilege to join the Museum team at a time of great technological opportunity for engaging our diverse audiences in innovative ways,” Kim said.
Kim received his MA in communications from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1995, as well as an AB in political science from Brown University in 1990. He served as editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review in 1994-95.
About the Princeton University Art Museum
With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include over 100,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe.
Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, the Museum offers a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture.
The Princeton University Art Museum is located at the heart of the Princeton campus, a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street. Admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.
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