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Museum Skills: Digital Engagement in Galleries

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Introduction

This session will provide an introduction to some of the ways in which technology can be used creatively to display information in galleries, and explore what digital engagement in galleries can look like. The day will use various case studies and provide an opportunity for some hands-on practical activities.

Participants will also be encouraged to share their experiences, and there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions.


Who should attend?

Any member of museum staff, volunteer or trustee who wishes to gain more of an insight into digital engagement technology and how it can be applied in different environments.


What will you learn?

  • The different ways in which information can be displayed in galleries and exhibition spaces

  • What ‘digital engagement in galleries’ looks like

  • How digital engagement in galleries links to Accreditation

  • The different approaches to technology development including bespoke technology, in-house alternatives, and visitors with their own devices

  • Practical experience of using digital engagement technology

  • How non-interpretive technology can improve accessibility

  • How virtual reality / augmented reality can be used in the heritage sector

Do feel free to bring along any examples/ problems to share with the group for discussion.


How does this session relate to Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard?

The course supports the following requirements of the Accreditation Standard:

3.31 Exhibit collections using a variety of interpretative methods & 3.3.2 Access to collections and associated information – providing a range of ways for the public to interact with your collections is fundamental to any museum. Digital is another tool to help you do this in a way that attracts new audiences and shares the wonders of your museum and the information you hold about your collections more widely.


Session Leader:

This session is led by Victoria Hopton, who is the Digital Engagement Officer for South West Museum Development. Previously Victoria worked in the Library and Information sector specialising in training, information and digital literacy, and marketing. Most recently, Victoria managed the social media activities at Bath Spa University Library, was responsible for user experience, marketing, and website management.




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