Shelley Mannion
Head of Digital Product Development
The British Museum

Shelley is Head of Digital Product Development at the British Museum. She is responsible for delivery of mobile and web products across the permanent collections, exhibitions and galleries. As part of a new team focusing on user-centred design for digital products and services, she draws on a background in research and learning to create products that help visitors connect with the museum and its collection. Shelley is a trained art historian with a specialism in central Asian art. She studied computer science and worked as a web developer in Europe and North America before pursuing a Masters in Communications for Cultural Heritage at the University of Lugano in Switzerland. Shelley came to the British Museum in 2009 to establish the digital learning programme which has an international reputation for excellence and innovation. She also worked as a Senior Content Producer and most recently a Senior Product Manager responsible for Museum's new audio guide for the permanent collection. She took up her current role in April 2016.