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National Archives; Georgetown University; Johns Hopkins University
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museums, technology, social media, musesocial, museum education, citizen history, citizen archives, public engagement
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About Me
Recent Publications

Journal Articles

2014 Allen-Greil, D. “Exhibition Critique: Variety, Evocative Labels, and Clever Interactives Make for a
Memorable Visit to the British Galleries
,” Exhibitionist Journal (Spring 2014 vol 33.1)

2013 Allen-Greil, D. “Exhibition Studies: Learning and Sharing Expertise with Social Media,”
Exhibitionist Journal (Fall 2013 vol 32.2).


Allen-Greil, D and Snyder-Grenier, E. “Glossary of New Media Terms,” Exhibitionist Journal
(Fall 2013 vol 32.2).


Chapters in Edited Volumes

2012 Allen-Greil, D. “Measuring, Analysing and Reporting,” in Conversations with Visitors: Social
Media and Museums, MuseumsEtc (Edinburgh). Also anthologized in  Landon, K. Twitter for

museums: strategies and tactics for success, MuseumsEtc (Edinburgh): 2010.


Allen-Greil, D. “Case Study: National Museum of American History”  in Conversations with

Visitors: Social Media and Museums, MuseumsEtc (Edinburgh). Also anthologized in  Landon, K.
Twitter for museums: strategies and tactics for success, MuseumsEtc (Edinburgh): 2010.


2009 Crimm, Walter L., et al. Planning Successful Museum Building Projects (Unpublished paper by
Allen-Greil, D., excerpted in Chapter 10: Communications Strategies and Chapter 11:
Operations), AltaMira Press.


Published Proceedings

2018 Allen-Greil, D. “Serving researchers in a self-service world,” in Museums and the Web 2018:

2011 Allen-Greil, D and Edwards, S., Johnson, E., and Ludden, J. “Social Media and Organizational
,” in J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2011: Proceedings.  

2010 Allen-Greil, D. and Macarthur, M. “Small Towns and Big Cities: How Museums Foster
Community On-line
,” in J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2010:


Digital Publications

2017 Allen-Greil, D. and Stein, R., Evjen, M., and Lytle-Painter, E. “Museums and Digital Strategy
,” Alliance Labs (July 10, 2017).

Allen-Greil, D. and Feldman, A. “#MCN50 Voices with Dana Allen-Greil & Arielle Feldman.” (April
13, 2017). MCN.


2016 Allen-Greil, D., Chen, J., King, M., and Albrittain, K. “Rebooting the Social Media Strategy for the
National Archives.
” Digital Gov (August 26, 2016).

2015 Allen-Greil, D. “Is It Time to Try Medium? New Federal-Friendly Terms of Service” DigitalGov
(July 17, 2015).


2013 Allen-Greil, D. “Meet a Museum Blogger: Dana Allen-Greil.” Museum Minute. (August 26, 2013).


Allen-Greil, D. “Top 6 Lessons from the 6th Museums and Mobile Conference.” Edgital. (March
22, 2013.)


2012 Allen-Greil, D. “YouTube Counter-Campaign Videos Seek to Change Behavior.” Social

Change exCHANGE, Ogilvy Public Relations. (October 15, 2012).

Allen-Greil., D. “What’s the difference between social media and social marketing?” Social
Change exCHANGE, Ogilvy Public Relations. (February 24, 2012).

Allen-Greil, D. “Quantified Self: Is self-tracking the future of behavior change?” Social Change
exCHANGE, Ogilvy Public Relations. (February 23, 2012).


Selected posts from Engaging Museums blog


2018 Allen-Greil, D. “Black Mirror and its (sometimes scary) connections to museums and social
.” (January 25, 2018).


2017 Allen-Greil, D. “#AskACurator: What is the biggest challenge in the digital age? Greatest
” (September 14, 2017)


2016 Allen-Greil, D. “Glossary of Museum-Related Hashtags.” (August 1, 2016)


Allen-Greil, D. “Meet Joseph Lobdell/Lucy Ann Slater.” (June 17, 2016)


Allen-Greil, D. “Fun with 404 error pages.” (April 26, 2016)


2105 Allen-Greil, D. “KonMari is good for me but is it bad for museums and archives?
(September 17, 2015)


2013 Allen-Greil, D. “Opinion: The guy who wrote ‘Why I hate museums’ is not lazy, uncultured,
vapid, or unintelligent
.” (August 22, 2013)


Allen-Greil, D. “Are museum apps boring? Maybe, but they don’t have to be.” (August 8, 2013)


Allen-Greil, D. “How does inquiry-based education work when learners are distributed and
” (August 8, 2013)


Allen-Greil, D. “Everything that’s wrong with society? Facebook Home in museums.
(April 23, 2013)


Allen-Greil, D. “#musesocial: What’s the point of social media for museums?” (April 24, 2013)


Selected posts from the O Say Can You See? Blog of the National Museum of American History
(author and managing editor)


2011 Allen-Greil, D. “Beyond ‘Where were you?’—let’s talk about September 11.” (September 7,


2010 Allen-Greil, D. “You asked, we answer: What happened to the Pentagon flag from September

11, 2001?” (October 21, 2010).

Allen-Greil, D. “Designing the American Dream with Mrs. Obama in mind.” (March 10, 2010).

Allen-Greil, D. “Olympic feets.” (February 26, 2010).

Allen-Greil, D. “You asked, we answer: What is the oldest known color photo?” (January 19,


2009 Allen-Greil, D. “Recipe of the Week: Julia Child’s Sole Meuniére.”(September 28, 2009).


Allen-Greil, D. “What the American flag means to you.” (June 12, 2009).

Allen-Greil, D. “Protecting our museums.” (June 11, 2009)


Allen-Greil, D. “25 random things about me.” (April 7, 2009)


Allen-Greil, D. “A secret message inside Lincoln’s watch?” (March 10, 2009)

Allen-Greil, D. “What you’re saying.” (February 10, 2009)


2008 Allen-Greil, D. “Sounds of the season.” (December 11, 2008).


Allen-Greil, D. “That was fast!” (December 9, 2008).


Allen-Greil, D. “A picture within a picture.” (November 26, 2008).


Allen-Greil, D. “A living museum.” (November 25, 2008).

Allen-Greil, D. “Talk of the town.” (November 21, 2008).


Allen-Greil, D. “All atwitter.” (November 18, 2008).


Allen-Greil, D. “Fourscore and seven years ago.” (October 28, 2008).

Allen-Greil, D. “A real national treasure?” (October 17, 2008).


Allen-Greil, D. “Now we’re really rolling.”(October 1, 2008).


Allen-Greil, D. “It’s taking shape before our eyes – but what is it?” (August 22, 2008).




2017 Aponovich, D. “Three Government Digital Projects Highlight Drupal-Enabled Innovation.”
Acquia. (May 4, 2017).

Leonard, M., and Scneider, T. “ The case of the broken links.” GCN. (January 1,

2016 Merritt, E. “The Future of Ownership.” Center for the Future of Museums. (October 6, 2016).

Spinosa, B. “How Snapchat puts a friendly 🙂 on government.” FCW (July 15, 2016).


2013 Visser, J. “Inspirational female (future) leaders in museum and culture.” The Museum of the
Future. (April 17, 2013).


2010 Finkelstein, J. “O Say Can You Sing? YouTube Contest.” MuseumTimes podcast. (July 28, 2010)


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