Seema Rao is the Deputy Director and Chief Experience Officer of the Akron Art Museum. She specializes in content development and strategy; change-facilitation; and inclusive community-building.
With nearly 20 years of museum experience, Ms. Rao has extensive experience in interpretation and programming from leading content development for all audiences. She started her career in the education department. She’s taken the idea of communication inherent to the field to heart. As a consultant, she worked with organizations to help understand how to share their brand in inclusive ways, both through staff workshops and audience evaluation.
Now at the Akron Art Museum, she leads audience research, community engagement, education, library, and curatorial teams to find the best ways to share their modern and contemporary collections. She blogs regularly, both at her own blog Brilliantideastudio.com and now with the generosity of Nina Simon, at Museum 2.0.