David Alexander

Head of Archives, Access and Digital

Pursuing passions for museums, archives and the digital world, David Alexander joined the Royal BC Museum in 2010. In charge of public and media relations, he oversaw a major redevelopment of the museum’s website and the creation of a strong social media presence. David has a master’s of applied communication from Royal Roads University, a BA from the University of Victoria and broad experience in the cultural, non-profit and business sectors, including several years with the Vancouver Island Regional Library System. His areas of expertise include collections management, museum technologies and interactives and organizational operations. David is the president of the BC Museums Association and the development chair for the Greater Victoria Public Library.

As head of Archives, Access and Digital, David oversees an integrated department that includes the BC Archives, physical and digital access to collections, and preservation and digital services and initiatives. David is responsible for the care of the archives’ collection, growth and maintenance of the archives’ and museum’s collections management databases, the development of strategic partnerships and an array of related services. In his role, David has created a new digital sphere for the museum and archives by developing and maintaining secure, open-source, publicly accessible systems for managing and sharing BC’s cultural resources.

Education

Master’s of applied communication, Royal Roads University

BA, University of Victoria

Contact David Alexander

Email: dalexander@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca