South East Museum Development Programme have partnered up with Culture24 to roll out a learning module which explores digital storytelling with museum collections.
The learning module will look at ways of ensuring digital content is fit for purpose and help participants understand what that means within their unique contexts. As a result the museums will get the opportunity to consider how to embed that learning in their working practice, and get to showcase their fabulous collections!
With support from Culture24, participants will plan, carry out, track, analyse and iterate a series of simple digital content experiments. The aim of this is to give a safe space to try and test new ideas.
Who’s taking part?
The ten museums we will be working with are:
- Guildford Museum
- Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
- Rochester Guildhall Museum
- Dover Museum
- Amberly Museum & Heritage Centre
- Beaulieu National Motor Museum
- The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology – University of Reading
- St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery
- Wycombe Museum
- The Lightbox
Outline of the Learning Module:
Culture24’s Learning Modules (LM) develop and embed new ways of working with collections, interpretation, learning and programming, through a process of collaborative, peer-supported learning with digital literacy and skills as the common thread.
The overall aims of each Learning Module are:
- To embed a shift in thinking & practice in participating museums
- To support museum professionals in collaborative action learning to develop digital literacy and skills, through workshops, experimentation and mentoring
- To support professional development through identifying, modelling and supporting best practice in audience engagement with collections, through digital channels and tools.
Context of the partnership:
Learning Module partnerships are free: they are undertaken in a spirit of collaboration, within the remit Culture24 has to support museums in becoming more digitally literate and skilled. The support Culture24 will give partner museums is made possible thanks to Arts Council England’s Sector Support Funding.
Culture24 will do its best to ensure we scope and plan all activity in sustainable, cost-effective ways and will be sensitive to museum partners’ resourcing and capacity limitations. We’ve shaped this project around the activity that museums will either already be doing or, if not, would like and need to be doing. This is about helping museums to work with what they already have.