Leading a Digitally Literate Museum programme

This free development opportunity for museums in the East Midlands is part of our programme of Arts Council England-funded sector support work, and is delivered in partnership with Museum Development East Midlands.

Is your museum leadership team confident when it comes to digital? Are they as digitally literate as our fast-changing world requires?

The opportunities around digital culture can be huge but it’s a multi-layered environment that is a challenge for many museums to exploit.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, museums more than ever need a digitally literate workforce that understands the ways in which digital technologies, content and culture can best serve their mission. It is down to museum leadership to create the right conditions to meet those challenges. This free workshop, consisting of three online sessions, will combine strategy, theory and expert insight with practical advice and peer support for leadership teams.


Three mandatory sessions online, via Zoom:

  • Monday 5 October 2020, 2 – 3.30pm
  • Monday 12 October 2020, 2 – 3.30pm
  • Monday 18 October 2020, 2 – 3.30pm

There will be three online content sessions on the 5th, 12th and 18th October 2020, each lasting 1.5 hrsWe encourage active learning and plenty of discussion, there will be some short self-led workshop exercises in between the online sessions. Your team of three leaders will all need to attend each session.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course you will have:

  •  Improved your own digital literacy and understanding
  •  Fuller understanding of the opportunities around digital culture for your organisation
  •  A range of inspirational yet pragmatic and relatable case studies
  •  Practical next steps to implement in your organisation
  •  A new network of peers all tackling similar issues
  •  Signposting to free online resources to support you going forward

How to apply?

You can find the full programme information here: Leading a Digitally Literate Museum Programme Information

Expression of interest form: Digital Leadership – EOI

To apply for this opportunity, after reading the programme information, please complete the Expression of Interest form by the 30th September and email it to sarah.hartshorne@leics.gov.uk. Depending on interest, this may be a competitive process and all applicants will be notified if they are successful by the 2nd October.

If you have any questions about the opportunity, then please email Anra Kennedy and/or Sarah Hartshorne. Please note that Sarah will be on annual leave 25th September – 1st October: all applications to her email will be logged but enquiries may not be answered.

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