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Kevin Gosling

Kevin Gosling, Chief Executive, Collections Trust
Kevin Gosling has been Chief Executive of Collections Trust since 2015. He co-edited the latest version of Spectrum: the UK Museum Collections Management Standard, introducing several changes to make it easier to work with digital collections. He has led digital consultancy projects for clients including DCMS and Luxembourg’s Ministry of Culture, and overseen the compilation of resources including a ‘digital pathway’ on digitising collections and a guide to presenting collections online.

As the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Director of Communications he developed the brand, communications strategy and website for Britten 100, the 2013 Benjamin Britten centenary that won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2014 Music Award for Audiences and Engagement. There he also developed the concept and much of the content for a richly interactive digital exploration of Britten’s War Requiem.

Earlier in his career, Kevin worked at the Museum of London, for the museum-planning consultants Lord Cultural Resources, and at museums in Norway and St Lucia. He is a Fellow of the Museums Association.

Kevin Gosling

Resources by Kevin Gosling

In this webinar recording Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust looks at Spectrum guidance on using collections and thinking about how you might turn this into a well-oiled workflow in your organisation. He provides tips for working with multiple versions of images and other digital assets. Kevin also explores how to create your online content as efficiently as possible, not least so that it can be re-used for other projects in the future.

In this webinar recording, Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust looks at the many different ways you might present your stories online to help you decide which approaches would be best for your project. He provides ideas on the various formats you might consider for presenting collections online, including the pros and cons of different approaches and highlighting some of the accessibility pitfalls to avoid.

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Getting your heritage organisation’s collection online can be a daunting challenge. But as Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust explains in this webinar recording, online collections have many of the same management issues as physical collections. Careful planning and rigorous documentation is needed if you want to get the raw material of your real objects collection digitised and online.

In this webinar recording Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust will help you think about how your online collection can help tell your heritage organisation’s story. Kevin provides ideas on how to brainstorm stories that might be told about your collections; provides an understanding of how to test potential ideas with target audiences and how to sharpen up your writing for online readers. This resource will help you identify, test and refine stories from your online collection to help you develop digital content that engages with your digital audiences.

Digital Heritage Hub is managed by Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The Heritage Digital Consortium and The University of Leeds. It has received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding, distributed by The Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Digital Heritage Hub is free and answers small to medium sized heritage organisations most pressing and frequently asked digital questions.

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