Alicia Cutler

Alicia Cutler

Manager, Digital Asset Program; Acting Manager, Collections Data and Digital Content

B.A., Mount Holyoke College

Role in Museum: 

Our unit manages the data about the museum's 1.2 million non-archival records and 1.7 million related digital files. I supervise digital asset staff, co-manage collections information systems staff, and develop policies, standards, and procedures to manage the life cycle of digital files/collections. Collaborating with institutions and offices, both internal and external, allows us to envision, fund, and manage mass digitization, transcription, and data sharing projects that benefit museum staff and the public. Currently evaluating more efficient ways to integrate systems, apply digital curation and preservation practices, and explore collections as data.

Projects: 

Past Projects:

  • Steering Committee member, SI Asian Pacific American Heritage Committee (1993-2003).
  • Co-Chair, NMAH Asian Pacific American Initiatives Committee (1999-2005).
  • Former specialist in Museum's Computer and Mathematics collections (1994-2005). Research included video game history and Asian Pacific Americans in computing.
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Current member, Society of American Archivists