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Ryan King

Program Manager, Open Access Initiative
Washington, D.C.
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Ryan King is the Program Manager for the Smithsonian Open Access initiative. An open source evangelist, he joined the Smithsonian as a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art + Design's Exhibition Design M.A. program with a vision of fusing technology with the built museum environment. He was a Windgate Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, a fellow in the Getty NextGen Leadership Institute, served as social media consultant at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, and Digital Experience Designer at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art before joining the Open Access initiative. In addition to his daily coding and design work, Ryan is Co-Chair of the Smithsonian Pride Alliance (LGBTQ) Employee Group, marketing Co-Chair of the AAM LGBTQ Alliance, a member of the MCN DEAI advisory board, and a member of the GW Corcoran Alumni advisory board. Art, food, thirsty plants, and lingering oxford commas keep him busy.

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