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Laura Drysdale

Laura Drysdale | Director | The Restoration Trust

Laura is founding director of the Restoration Trust. The Restoration Trust is a charity that works in partnership with heritage, arts and health and social care organisations to offer culture therapy to people who live with mental health challenges. Culture Therapy uses heritage and creativity to improve people’s mental health without relying on mental health services.

Our projects explore heritage through walks, excavations, discussions, behind-the-scenes tours, individual research, music, drama, storytelling and art.

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Resources by Laura Drysdale

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The Digital Heritage Lab took place between April 2020 and June 2021 and as well as providing programme of free online training events it also gave 60 heritage organisations the opportunity to develop their digital potential with the support of a digital skills mentor. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire session Ed Archer from the Lanark and District Archaeological Society (LADAS) and Laura Drysdale from The Restoration Trust are reunited with their respective Digital Skills Mentors Alex Wilson and Janet Alderman.

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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