Research Associate in Museum Theory and Practice
Dr. Petrina Foti is a Research Associate in Museum Theory and Practice in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University (UK) and holds the honorary position of Science Museum Group Research Associate (SMGRA) at the Science Museum Dana Research Centre & Library (UK). She is the author of Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-based Technology: Curatorial Expertise at the Smithsonian Museums (Routledge, 2018). As a scholar of computer history in museums, her current research is focused on the rise of digital information and technology and the resulting impact on both museums and the wider world. Petrina completed her degree from the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies. She has taught in museums studies programs in the United States, such as the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Harvard Extension School. She has held various museum positions including a post from 2006 - 2011 in the Computers Collections at the National Museum of American History and, more recently, has worked with the Oral History Collection at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.