In conversation – Digital Heritage Lab what happened next?

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.

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In conversation – Digital Heritage Lab what happened next?

#sub1This recording has closed captions in English, simply click on the closed captions symbol CC on the video below. This recording is 47 minutes in length. More resources relating to this topic can be found in the session resource pack: Digital Heritage Lab. Download transcript of this session (Word 58KB).


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Published: 2023
Resource type: Webinars and films

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Please attribute as: "In conversation – Digital Heritage Lab what happened next? (2023) by Ranjit Atwal Laura Drysdale Janet Alderman Ed Archer Alex Wilson supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, licensed under CC BY 4.0


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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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