Keir Winesmith joins NFSA Executive Team

Keir Winesmith joins NFSA Executive Team

Media Release

Reporting to the CEO, Winesmith will lead the delivery of the NFSA’s strategic digital roadmap, with a focus on developing new products and services designed to enhance discoverability and shareability of the national audio-visual collection for all Australians. He will also head up the NFSA’s information and communication technology activity across data management, storage, cyber security, business systems, infrastructure, and connectivity.

Another important priority will be to further develop the institution’s digital preservation capability as it engages with the challenges of collecting complex digital objects, including video games and interactive media.

Winesmith will join the NFSA from the National Gallery of Australia, where he is currently the Tim Fairfax Head of Digital. Prior roles include Chief Technology Officer at Old Ways, New, an Indigenous-owned and managed social enterprise, and Director of Digital Experiences / Head of Web & Digital at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has also worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and at SBS Online.

He holds a PhD in New Media and a Science degree in Computer Science and Physics. He is the co-author of the 2020 book The Digital Future of Museums, he co-founded the Sydney Cultural Data Salon, and is an inaugural mentor in the Australian Council’s CEO Digital Mentoring program.

Patrick McIntyre, the NFSA’s CEO, said ‘Keir has unrivalled experience in the intersection of the arts and technology. I’m really excited that he is joining the NFSA at such a critical time as we develop a digital strategy that opens the archive to all Australians, no matter where they are.’

Keir Winesmith added ‘The NFSA is uniquely positioned to thrive in the digital age. I’m thrilled to be joining the team during this transformational period, to help engage the whole nation through the NFSA’s rich collection.’

Winesmith will join the NFSA in mid-January.

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