DAM Europe 2024

The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media


Dr Aruna Bhaugeerutty

Head of Digital Collections

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford

Aruna is Head of Digital Collections at the Ashmolean Museum, and Strategic Lead for museum digital collections at the University of Oxford. In these roles she has overseen the digitisation and publication of the Ashmolean’s collections online and overhaul of the museums’ digital collection systems infrastructure and service.

Aruna has worked with a range of organisations in an advisory or collaborative capacity including the Wellcome Collection, Spencer Museum of Art, Art UK, Yale University and Edinburgh University. She is also a trustee of Collections Trust, which provides collections management standards and advice to the sector, and co-Chair of the national Collections Digitisation Network.

Aruna was raised in the Midlands and holds an MA in Museum and Gallery Studies and PhD in sound art and cultural theory from Newcastle University.

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