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A Positive Post-Pandemic: More Engagement, Bigger Audiences, Better Accessibility

Based in a former nurses’ home in Salford, the Working Class Movement Library is a treasure trove of books, pamphlets, archives, artefacts and fabric memorabilia relating to political and cultural institutions of the working class over the past 200 years.  As part of The Lab strand of the Digital Heritage Lab, the library was mentored ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Banishing the backlog with digital volunteers

In this session recorded at Digital Heritage Lab’s Digital Skills Day, Kate Knowlden shares her experience of working on the Museum of East Anglian Life’s ‘Search for the Stars’ project, which is using remote-working digital volunteers to help transfer the museum’s 40,000 paper-based object records over to its online collections management system. Kate highlights the ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Image of bowl with We will not have home rule written at the bottom.

Revealing hidden collections through digital engagement

Established in 1992, the award-winning Tower Museum is located within the historic city walls of Derry~Londonderry, with panoramic views of the city centre and the River Foyle. In this Digital Heritage Lab case study, Dr Ellie Pridgeon explains how the Tower Museum successfully delivered remote engagement during lockdown, developed a digital strategy, and successfully attracted ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Image of a steam train No. 46203.

Using digital collections to educate, inform and motivate

Established over 25 years ago, the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust (PRCLT) care for some of the most prized cultural assets of the glory days of steam rail travel as operators of West Shed Museum in Swanwick, Derbyshire. PRCLT have been mentored by Oliver Edwards as part of The Lab strand of the Digital Heritage ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Working with digitised collections — efficient workflows

In this fourth and final Digital Heritage Lab online workshop on digitising collections, Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust 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. Kevin looks at Spectrum guidance on using collections and thinking about ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Working with digitised collections — format options

Just as a physical exhibition might involve many different interpretive techniques, in this Digital Heritage Lab 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 ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Working with digitised collections — shaping stories

The key to digital storytelling is to forget the word ‘digital’. In this Digital Heritage Lab webinar recording Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust helps you think about the stories you might tell with your collections, and how to select, test and refine them so they really engage your target audiences. Kevin provides ideas on ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Working with digitised collections — the raw material

Digitised collections have many of the same management issues as physical collections, and need careful planning and rigorous documentation if you want to avoid getting in a muddle and have the information you need to create online content at your fingertips. In this Digital Heritage Lab webinar recording Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust looks ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films