Tula Giannini

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Professor School of Information giannini@pratt.edu 212.647.7682 p 212.367.2492 f Manhattan Campus, Manhattan 6TH FL

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Ph.D. in musicology, Bryn Mawr College, M.L.S., Rutgers University, B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music in performance.


Dr. Giannini, is a tenured full Professor, serving as Dean of Pratt School of Information from 2004-2017. Her research focuses on digital culture, activism and curating art and design which is featured in her book, Museums and Digital Culture: New Perspectives and Research, Springer, 2019. Through her leadership, the School was transformed to the School of Information. Aligning with the Institute's focus on arts, culture and humanities, she created and introduced innovative new programs including: Advanced Certificates in Archives 2004, in Museum Libraries 2005, in Conservation and Digital Curation 2016, a Dual Master's with Digital Arts 2008 (receiving an innovation award from NASED) and an MS in Museums + Digital Culture 2015. A pioneer in digital cultural heritage, Giannini was awarded four large IMLS grants for programs to prepare information professionals for the digital age: GATEWAI (Graduate Archives Training and Education, Work and Information- M-LEAD-I (Museum Library Education and Digitization) and M-LEAD II, and CHART (Cultural Heritage: Access, Research and Technology), which produced the Brooklyn Visual Heritage Website. A member of EVA (Electronic Visualization and the Arts) London's Organizing Committee and Coordinator and for the EVA London 2020 Conference she is chairing a Symposium on Computational Culture, a panel on Women in the Digital Arts, and presenting a paper on Digital Encounters: When da Vinci Meets Turing, and for EVA Florence a paper on the Digital Reniassance.