Israel's National Museum Digitisation Project: An Interview with Ram Shimony


  • Susan Hazan Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Ram Shimony


Ram Shimony, digitisation, museums

Author Biographies

Susan Hazan, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Susan Hazan is Curator of New Media and Head of the Internet Office at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (since 1992), identifying, and implementing electronic architectures for the gallery, online and mobile platforms and outreach programs ( Her Masters and PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London in Media and Communications focused on electronic architectures in the contemporary museum. Hazan has been recognized for her numerous publications on new media in education, art, museums and cultural heritage, and is currently investigating her social networks and digital libraries in the context of cultural heritage. In 2002-2003 Hazan was visiting lecturer at the Computing Department at Goldsmiths, University of London; teaching Web Design and Critical E-Museology, with an emphasis on the correlation between cultural theory and contemporary practice, and is an annual guest lecture in the Museology Department at Haifa University, Israel (2005-2009). September 2010, guest lecturer at City University, Hong Kong.

Ram Shimony

Ram Shimony, 61, was born in Tel-Aviv and lives in picturesque Binyamina in Central Israel. During his service Ram saw active combat service from 1973 to 1991, contributing to Israel's ongoing battle for survival as a country, a nation, and the Jewish Homeland. Ram studied Mathematics and computer science and was graduated by Tel Aviv University. In 1984 he moved into the hi-tech software and systems sector, including establishment of his own consulting company. Ram gained an expertise in content management and large-scale knowledge management systems, mainly for governmental and non-profit organizations.




How to Cite

Hazan, S., & Shimony, R. (2013). Israel’s National Museum Digitisation Project: An Interview with Ram Shimony. Uncommon Culture, 3(5/6), 102–108. Retrieved from



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