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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

Webinar: How to Captivate, Connect and Communicate with your Audience during Coronavirus

On the 25th March 2020 over 3,200 museum professionals across the USA and beyond joined Cuseum‘s Brendan Ciecko along with Susan Edwards (Associate Director, Digital Content @ Hammer Museum) and Koven Smith (Museum & Nonprofit Digital Strategy Consultant) to discuss steps cultural organisations can take to captivate, connect, and communicate with their remote “visitors” and audiences.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

AI: A Museum Planning Toolkit

A comprehensive toolkit drawn from a series of workshops and events held by the Museums and AI Network. Authored by Dr Oonagh Murphy, Goldsmiths, University of London and Dr Elena Villaespesa, Pratt Institute 


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Digital engagement – create a gift for someone you love.

Innovators Blast Theory take us through their development of Gift that lets visitors use their smart phone to create a digital gift and send it to the one they love.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: article

OF/BY/FOR ALL: Museum of Work and Culture

The AMA is backing the OF/BY/FOR ALL change network and following its progress through a range of blogs, case studies and videos. Our series includes a number of Q&A sessions with participant organisations who are furthering their mission to become OF, BY and FOR their communities.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Rules for a playful museum

This rulebook is a collection of ideas and principles that have developed through experiments with play at Manchester Museum.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Kids in Museums Manifesto

The Kids in Museums‘ Manifesto is a set of simple guidelines for museums created with children, young people and families. It sets out what they feel makes a museum a great place to visit. The first Manifesto was created in 2004 and they have continued to develop it with feedback from children, young people and ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Schools and Museums Toolkit

This is a practical guide on how to create accessible and inclusive museum experiences for special schools and SEND ( special educational needs and disability) families. This toolkit is product of a South East Museum Development Programme project linking museums with special schools in Kent. It highlights simple, low-cost improvements you can put in place, ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Behind the Scenes: Dorset Moon – one small step to giant success

In the final of three blogs looking behind the scenes at a major project across Dorset, arts marketer, Director of storytelling agency, Storiie and AMA member Laura Mulheron takes us through the final phase of Dorset Moon featuring Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Museums and the Climate Challenge

One of a series of videos created by the Alberta Museums Association, Canada demonstrating how museums continue to facilitate and lead conversations around issues that are important to their communities and find innovative and inclusive solutions that impact our future.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Guide: How can your museum support children and young people to understand and respond to the Climate and Ecological Emergency?

This guide is designed to help museums support youth climate activism and collaborate with young people on events, exhibitions and debates. It was produced by Kids in Museums in partnership with Climate Museum UK, the Happy Museum Project and Julie’s Bicycle.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

A huge full moon shines over several people who look tiny in comparison. Pictured inside a large museum space.

Behind the Scenes: To the moon and back – the collaboration of arts organisations to reach new heights

In the second of three blogs looking behind the scenes at a major project across Dorset, arts marketer and AMA member Laura Mulhern explores the importance of collaboration and partnerships.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Research

How to…co-create an exhibition with your community

A step-by-step toolkit written by Lauren Benetua, Nina Simon and Stacie Marie Garcia. Published by Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Guide/tools

The Future Of Museum Fundraising

Carly Straughan takes an in-depth look at the future of Museum fundraising. First published on MuseumNext.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: article

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Museums

Artificial Intelligence or ‘AI’ is a powerful tool being used all around us. But how are museums taking advantage of AI? Lauren Styx looks at best practice for MuseumNext.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: article

Behind the Scenes: Bridging the gap between tourism and culture

Laura Mulhern, arts marketer for Dorset Moon and AMA member, takes us through how three festivals in Dorset came together for the first time to  produce a joint festival – Dorset Moon. Featuring Luke Jerram‘s internationally acclaimed Museum of the Moon a key objective of the collaboration was to bridge the gap between tourism and ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Case studies

Changing Cultures – transforming leadership in the arts, museums and libraries

This report was commissioned by Arts Council England to better understand the current landscape of leadership in the sector and to survey the support available for leaders to address these pressing challenges.


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Research