More than ever, heritage organisations are looking to develop their use of digital technology. Our Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, launched in February 2020, is designed to help them thrive.
We are offering a range of activities and resources to reflect the varying needs, locations, sizes and levels of digital experience of heritage organisations.
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How we are helping you
This free programme is managed by the Arts Marketing Association in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, One Further and The Collections Trust. Activities are designed for small and medium UK heritage organisations seeking to develop their digital capabilities.
Online workshops, training events and digital bootcamps will run up to spring 2021.
Heritage Digital is a digital skills programme led by The Heritage Alliance and supported by Media Trust, Charity Digital and Naomi Korn Associates. This programme offers training, masterclasses and resources focusing on marketing, engaging audiences, intellectual property, data protection and online business tools and processes.
Running until July 2021, Heritage Digital will support over 700 heritage organisations.
Culture24’s Leading the Sector is a professional development course in Digital Leadership. A cohort of 16 leaders from medium-to-large heritage organisations across the UK are taking part.
We have produced free digital guides to help heritage organisations get started in key digital areas:
- Making online content accessible to all
- Online security and privacy
- Working with children and young people online
- Getting started with online learning
- Working with open licences
Discover more digital resources, useful information and updates below:
Digital skills projects will support resilience and creativity in heritage sector
Digital guidance for projects
DASH report: learning from the first UK-wide digital in heritage survey
Making heritage websites accessible to all
Developing digital leadership in heritage
£3.3million to transform Lambeth's Brockwell Hall
Digital volunteers vital at Newington Green Meeting House
A hub of its London community, the Unitarian church relies on volunteers with digital skills to support and share its heritage.
Voices Through Time: The Story of Care
Hundreds of volunteers are helping children’s charity Coram digitise and share its historic archive online.
Digital skills help volunteers spread the word about Wentworth Woodhouse
Out of the pandemic, volunteers have used digital to help Wentworth Woodhouse reach even more people.
Podcasts: how the heritage sector is embracing the trend
Free virtual backgrounds show off England's stunning heritage
Digital guide: working with open licences
Collecting stories of life in Worcester
Worcester Life Stories are building an online platform for recording and sharing local stories.
Mapping Scotland's accused witches through Open Data
Organisations sought to deliver digital skills projects
Digital Skills for Heritage Tranche 7 funding: Connected Heritage