Culture24′s project work supports the cultural sector and seeks new ways of making the best use of resources already available in a cost effective way.
Culture24 started out in 2001 with one website about museums and galleries. Over the years our team, publishing infrastructure, expertise, database, networks and remit have grown and developed. We now support a wide range of partner projects across the arts and heritage sectors, offering digital and publishing expertise to a range of cultural venues and professionals.
We publish two flagship websites Culture24.org.uk (guide to arts and heritage) and Show.me.uk (children’s site). Show Me is currently being rebuilt thanks to a new education project called Connecting Collections.
We lead and coordinate the Museums at Night festival of late night opening and our BBC 1914.org.uk and Visit London partnerships are key examples of how we aggregate and share cultural data with others.
Our ground breaking Let’s Get Real collaborative action research is now moving into its third phase and supports groups of cultural organisations to explore issues around digital impact and engagement.
We’re also leading a multi-partner initiative to promote and distribute digital cultural content to tourists as part of the Europeana Awareness and Europeana Creative projects (including VanGoYourself).
Our international work is through Culturemondo, an informal network of people who are developing, building and running online cultural services around the world.
2014 saw the launch of an exciting new partnership with gift experience company, Activity Superstore. The new range of experience gift packages will feature museum and gallery experiences such as curator tours and behind the scenes access and be sold in major high street retailers as well as online.
We are currently looking for museums, galleries, historic houses, science centres and any other venues within the Culture24 network to join this initiative.
Everything we learn from our projects lives in our Knowledge section.