Susan Chun, Publishing, Consulting, and Research
Susan Chun is a California-based cultural heritage consultant and researcher, focusing on the intersection of publishing, information strategy, and technology. Until recently, she was Chief Content Officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where she was responsible for the design, publishing, and new media division. She has also been employed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Asia Society, Alfred A. Knopf, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Her work focuses on publishing; information management and collections aggregation; cultural data; intellectual property policy and open content initiatives; accessibility; and advanced search strategies. She has led a number of pioneering multi-institutional research and development projects in the museum and library community including the Coyote visual description project, Steve: The Museum Social Tagging Project, and Project Audience, an interdisciplinary collaboration of arts and culture organizations founded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She researches, writes, teaches, and lectures regularly on museum publishing, IP policy and open content initiatives, cataloguing, and accessibility.