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Liam Cunningham

Liam Cunningham | Co-founder | Dig Yourself
Liam Cunningham is a co-founder of Dig Yourself, a consulting agency specialising in public engagement for arts and heritage organisations. Prior to this he worked with the innovative Layers of London public history project at the Institute of Historical Research, leading on volunteer management, event planning, and digital communications, and working with community groups of all kinds across London. One of his favourite things about the past year has been the thrill of organising a successful event on Zoom. He is especially interested in making heritage more accessible and getting non-specialists involved in the production of historical research.

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Resources by Liam Cunningham

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The move towards digital has opened up many great opportunities for small to medium-sized heritage organisations to make a big impact, but also presents some challenges. Many heritage organisations rely on volunteers to operate and the digital skills of a volunteer team may be limited. This resource by Dig Yourself provides guidance on how to identify the digital training needs of your volunteers and how get started with digital upskilling with limited resources.

The Covid-19 pandemic pushed heritage organisations into re-evaluating their digital engagement strategies with key audiences, with online events and activities allowing for greater inclusive access. This resource by Dig Yourself explores the key elements you need to think about to make your online events and activities as safe, accessible and inclusive as possible.

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Heritage organisations have started to expand their learning offer to deliver programmes, resources and events online. In this webinar recording, Amy Todd and Liam Cunningham from Dig Yourself consider what elements of online learning can we use to support the in-person learning experience. From expanding audiences, increasing accessibility and engaging with new communities — there are many ways in which you and your heritage organisation can blend your in-person engagement with digital offers.

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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