Maddie Kropa is a Producer at Ideum. She is interested in art, culture, and creating opportunities for learning through technology. At Ideum, Maddie works closely with clients and Ideum’s exceptional team of designers and programmers to coordinate interactive application projects.
Ideum is a creative company focused on emerging technology and designing public installations and products that create meaningful and compelling visitor experiences. Ideum provides design and software development services and sells its multitouch tables and touch walls to clients worldwide. Ideum has worked on custom software and hardware projects with some of the world’s top museums such as: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, The Field Museum, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, SFMOMA, and more. In addition, Ideum has worked with Fortune 500 companies and iconic brands such as: Apple, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Boeing, Intel, Union Pacific, and others.
Maddie Kropa is passionate about creating engaging and memorable visitor experiences. Before joining Ideum, Maddie was an Assistant Curator for Exhibitions, Research, and Publishing at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. She has worked on the development and implementation of numerous, large-scale art exhibitions, installations, and publications related to Native American and contemporary art, as well as fashion. Most recently, Maddie contributed to the successful exhibitions Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen, Native Fashion Now (and the accompanying publication Native Fashion Now: North American Indian Style), and Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion.
In addition to her role at Ideum, Maddie Kropa works closely with Lucas Burnley of Burnley Knives, assisting with project management relating to design and fabrication.