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My name is Sébastien Magro, I am 36 and I live in Paris, France with Montreal, Qc, Canada at heart. Initially trained in design, I hold a Master of Museology and have been working for 14 years as a museum professionnal, both in France and Québec, Canada.
Having dealt with digital tools and devices in museums for some years, this blog will slowly evolve to follow my professional evolution toward other topics: digital cultures and practices as before, but also LGBT+/queer history and news, accessibility, FLOSS (free/libre open source software), environment, migrations, etc. From February 2018 to February 2019, I am studying part-time to get a master’s degree at CELSA’s J-School.
I have both a design and cultural background, and began my career at VIA galery, being both the Head of Documentation and a Production Manager, from 2004 to 2007. Then, I spent a year and a half in Montreal, Qc, Canada, working as a graphic designer for Bélanger Branding Design. When I came back to Paris, I designed graphic material for a European project of the MuCEM, before its opening. In 2009 and 2010, I was an Assistant Curator at Les Arts Décoratifs and worked on a Kate Moss exhibition, as well as on La publicité au secours des grandes causes. Meanwhile, in 2010, I started blogging on digital projects in museums and GLAMs.
I joined musée du quai Branly in February 2012, first as a New Media Manager, and now as a Deputy Head for Digital Development. I manage a social media team of 12 contributing staff members who publish on social media websites, following a strategy that I created. I also work on digital projects around exhibitions and events (social media, transmedia storytelling, mobile apps, etc…). Finally, I conduct a technological watch on digital news in GLAMs, send a monthly bulletin to the museum’s staff.
I have been associated with the French #museogeeks community as well as Muzeonum, a network of professionals working on digital projects in museums. From 2014 to 2018, I have been a teacher at Sorbonne Nouvelle – Université Paris 3.
Interviews in English
- Meet a #MuseumBlogger by Jamie Glavic (Feb. 2014)
You may reach me at sebastien dot magro at gmail dot com.
Of course, views expressed of this blog are my own, and do not reflect my employers’ positions.
Last update: May 2018.