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Associate Curator, Interpretation

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Peter Samis is Associate Curator of Interpretation at the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). In 1993, he served as art historian for the
first CD-ROM on modern art, and then spearheaded development of SFMOMA’s
Interactive Educational Technologies (IET) program. Since then, programs
produced by the IET team have received wide recognition from sources as
diverse as the American Association of Museums, the Webbys, Communication
Arts, and I.D. Magazine. Samis is on the NMC Board, and the governing
councils of two museum-focused open source initiatives: Pachyderm 2.0
( and steve (, the art museum social
tagging project. He is a founding professor in the master