Abram Fox


I'm a recent PhD in art history, currently on the museum/nonprofit job market, and looking to discover ways to utilize digital tools to expand and encourage public access to art and cultural resources. While earning my PhD at the University of Maryland (on 18th/19th century transatlantic artistic training) I was part of a working group on the promotion of visual culture on campus, and have organized several open-access editing events as volunteer Vice President of the Laurel Historical Society. At this very moment I'm collaborating with a colleague on an article manuscript examining 18th/19th century British auction house data and the chronological shift of the auction season, and immediately prior to heading up to NYC for THATCamp CAA I participated in the Art Bytes 3 Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum, where I was on the team that created the Paragone mobile web interface, one of three first-prize winners. Other interests include educational gaming and meaningful play, comics and video games as art, art history as a collaborative practice, and bridging gaps between institutions and communities.