Dr. Lynda Kelly works in audience research, digital production, and learning across the cultural sector. She was recently Head of Learning at the Australian National Maritime Museum, responsible for all visitor programs, formal education programs, and audience research. Before moving to the Maritime Museum, she was Manager of Online, Editing, and Audience Research at the Australian Museum, responsible for developing and evaluating the museum’s extensive digital content and programs. Kelly has been working in the digital realm since 2007, the evaluation and visitor research field since 1994, and the museum industry since 1987.
Kelly has published widely on audience research and learning and digital trends, and has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences; she also writes the popular professional development blog Museums | Digital | Research | Learning. She has taught Museums and the Digital in the Master of Museum Studies program (University of Sydney), sits on the Advisory Board of the New Media Consortium Horizons Project on museum education, and is an elected member of the Museums Australia National Council.