"Rob has been a long-time advocate of innovation in museums and is a pioneer in exploring strategies and techniques that cultural organizations can use to drive real and meaningful engagement with their audiences, both onsite and online."− Maxwell L. Anderson, Dallas Museum of Art
"The IMA team is like the Apolo Ohno of the museum technology world. They can’t stop winning awards: Best of the Webs, Muse Golds, even a Webby. ArtBabble is awesome, now that we’re in there. The jury’s out as to whether Rob Stein has been cloned, he’s everywhere, maybe he just never sleeps."− Nik Honeysett, CEO, Balboa Park Online Collaborative
"In a perpetually privatizing world, the kind of civic culture that the Dallas Museum of Art is trying to foster has become rarer than any antiquity."− Jason Farago, The Guardian, UK
"The Indianapolis Museum of Art might be the web-smartest museum in America, and its blog is one of my favorite daily reads"− Tyler Green, Modern Art Notes
With a broad view of museum operations and strategy, Rob brings a solid understanding of practical operations along with an innovative and visionary approach to strategic planning.
Having successfully led large collaborative teams in museums, Rob understands how to draw a team together to develop and achieve a common vision.
The cultural impact museums can make in their communities is one of Rob’s great passions. He has successfully put those ideas into practice in a number of important projects that have encouraged continued change in the field.
Rob brings a background in data analysis and technology to his work in museums believing that the cultural sector can more effectively use data to achieve mission outcomes.
An early advocate for open-source in the field of museums, Rob brings a deep knowledge of software development and architecture to his practice, innovating unique approaches that spur the field onwards.
Rob believes that digital experiences both in and out of the museum can effectively enhance and contribute to visitor engagement. With experience leading large digital media efforts, Rob has a unique vision for online engagement.
A Bit of Fun
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. – U.S. Supreme Court Justice
The friends and colleagues I have made around the world are definitely one of my favorite things about working in museums. We love to use the #tweers hashtag to toast and roast each other from across the globe via twitter.