Katherine Burton Jones Joins Turtle Island Board of Directors

Dr Bob McFarlin of Hot Springs is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Burton Jones to the Board of Directors of Turtle Island Hall of Honor(TIHOH). Katherine is the Assistant Director and Research Advisor, ALM in Museum Studies, at the Harvard Extension School in Boston, MA.

In August 2012 Katherine was named Assistant Director/Research Advisor for the Museum Studies program at the Harvard University Extension School. Katherine has taught in the Museum Studies program at the Harvard Extension School for the last decade and has served as the Research Advisor since 2004.

Katherine is the principal in the consulting firm, Katherine Jones Consulting. She provides strategic planning including strategic technology planning to the higher ed and non-profit sectors. Katherine consults for a number of museums in New England and in the Northeast.

Katherine volunteers for non-profits in the New England area. She is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Museum Committee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, RI. She is a member of the Board of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill, MA.

She was assistant dean for information technology and media services at the Harvard Divinity School for nine years.

Katherine was an assistant director at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology from 1994 to 2000 where she introduced the importance of websites and multimedia to all of the Harvard museums. She was responsible for raising funds for the various public-facing technology projects that were carried out during the time including the virtual exhibit: “Against the Winds: American Indian Running Traditions.”

Ms. Jones is the editor of and contributor to two books on the use of technology in museums – The Wired Museum (1997) published by the American Association of Museums and Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums (with Paul F. Marty, in 2007) published by Routledge. In addition she has authored numerous articles on topics related to museums and given presentations as national and regional museum conferences for the last two decades.

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