Leonard Steinbach, Adjunct Faculty
Leonard Steinbach is a consultant, speaker, and writer, providing strategic technology consultation services to a broad range of museums and other cultural institutions. Previously, he was Chief Information Officer and Executive Committee member of The Cleveland Museum of Art, where he was responsible for technology management and strategic initiatives. These activities garnered two American Alliance of Museums (AAM) MUSE Awards, among other national recognition.
Mr. Steinbach is a past president of Museum Computer Network (MCN) and long served on the advisory board of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report – Museum Edition as well as committees and Boards of several museums and other cultural institutions. Mr. Steinbach was formerly Chief Technology Officer for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York). As an educator, he has taught at NYU, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and City University of Hong Kong as Visiting Scholar. He is a frequent speaker at museum-related conferences, and his more formal publications have focused on strategic technology return on investment (ROI), the use of stereo imagery in presenting museum objects, and the recent phenomena of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding in the cultural sector. In his more than 30 years in technology and senior management in higher education, research, and the arts he has been an outspoken, published, advocate for professional, creative, and cost-effective management in the museum and cultural communities.