Here at the National Gallery in DC, we have an AV department of 8 people who do 
everything Bryon listed below, plus full blown audio and video production and 
podcasting, as well as some web design.  We call our department Media 
Productions because we produce as well as design and engineer, plus operate 
theaters and archival film machinery.  We also don't consult with exhibition 
designers, we design AV installations to the requirement of the curator, then 
install and maintain, all in-house.  Our staff is specialized for what is 
needed:  a web designer, two audio engineers, two video engineers, a designer, 
and couple of operators and contract projectionists for archival content.

We don't belong to the IT department: we're under the curatorial executive 
officer because our mission supports the arts side of the organization, but we 
have a great supportive relationship with IT.

Vicki Toye
Chief Media Productions
National Gallery of Art

-----Original Message-----
From: mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu [mailto:mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu] On Behalf Of Bryon 
Thornburgh
Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [MCN-L] IT SIG: IT Managing AV?

When I started at the DAM AV was not in IT, but we have since moved it into IT 
since we share some similar equipment and there are some shared skill sets 
between the two departments.

Our AV department's responsibilities include:
- Presales for external clients hosting an event in a number of spaces 
throughout the museum
- Providing equipment and staff support for external client events
- Providing equipment and staff support for internal (staff, support groups, 
board of directors, etc.) events
- Occasionally they work with external AV companies that are hired to support 
internal and external events
- Service/maintain AV equipment inventory
- Run our 266 person auditorium including projection and control rooms
- Consultant when needed on AV equipment installations in galleries to support 
an exhibition
- Video editing for internal and external clients

We have 1 FT AV Manager and 6 AV on-call techs that work as event support 
demand dictates.

I am happy to discuss further,
Bryon Thornburgh
Director of Technology
720.913.0136
bthornbu...@denverartmuseum.org

Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

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From: mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu [mailto:mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu] On Behalf Of Brian 
Whaley
Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2017 6:35 PM
To: mcn-l@mcn.edu
Subject: [MCN-L] IT SIG: IT Managing AV?

Hello all!

So, how many of you have an AV department in your museums?

If you have an AV department, does IT manage it, or is it a separate area?

In either case, what kind of AV services do you have, and how many people are 
in the AV department?

Thanks to everyone.

Brian Whaley
Head of IT and AV
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107-2792
bwha...@kimbellmuseum.org<mailto:bwha...@kimbellmuseum.org>
t.  817.332.8451 ext 357
f.  817.877.1264
www.kimbellart.org

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