Adjunct Faculty for Museum Studies Program
Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Petrina Foti teaches Cultural Heritage for the Museum Studies Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology and is author of Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution (Routledge, November 2018). Her research focuses on how the rise of digital information has effected material culture and what that means for museums, the cultural heritage sector, and the wider world. She is also interested in the curatorial history of collections especially those that contain computer-based technology, with specific attention given to the concepts of collection stewardship and contemporary collecting. She has held various museum positions including a post from 2006 - 2011 in the Computers Collections at the National Museum of American History and an ongoing association with the Oral History Collection at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.