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Kate Blanch

The Walters Art Museum
Administrator, Museum Databases

Kate Blanch is the Systems Manager, Data and Digital Resources at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. She oversees the museum’s databases, data-driven web-components, collections data API and digital resources. This encompasses systems in support of digital asset management, collections management, conservation documentation management and constituent management. She works to integrate dependent data structures, support end users, and maintain data standards and technical best practices for applications and hardware. Kate is the lead for the museum’s document digitization initiatives, as well as data sharing and aggregation projects. The Walters places a strong emphasis on open data and public access of digital resources, which makes Kate’s role especially rewarding. Kate has over 10 years of data management and system administration experience in the non-profit world, with a specialization in museum data and imaging services.