Head of Archives, Access and Digital
Royal BC Museum
Pursuing passions for museums, archives and the digital world, David Alexander joined the Royal BC Museum in 2010. As Head of Archives, Access and Digital, David oversees an integrated department that includes IT, the provincial archives, physical and digital access to collections, and preservation and digital services and initiatives. In charge of digital and IT, he oversaw development of new collection management systems, new digital platforms for access including a province-wide learning portal aimed at students and educators, 100 Objects of Interest which provides a deeper dive into the collections and Transcribe, Canada’s first archival crowd-sourced transcription platform. David has a master’s of applied communication from Royal Roads University, a BA from the University of Victoria and broad experience in the cultural, non-profit and business sectors. David is Past President of the BC Museums Association and a member of the Alliance for Arts and Culture Board, as well as past Development Chair for the Greater Victoria Public Library and former Advocacy Chair for the Association of Canadian Archivists.