AMA Conference 2020

Digital Heritage Lab Case Studies

Digital Heritage Lab
Case Studies

Funded through the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, these Digital Heritage Lab case studies share the digital stories of some of the organisations that took part in this training programme.

Skylark IX boatbuilder Jason Bradley with the St Ayles skiff he is teaching people in recovery and local volunteers in Dumbarton how to build.
Image courtesy of Skylark IX Recovery Trust © Photo by Martin Shields.

Resources

A young boy in a blue top and yellow hat uses a blue magnifying glass to look closer at a tea scale.
A young boy uses a magnifying glass to look closer at a tea scale. © Photo Steve Carse.

How the events of the past year gave a museum the opportunity to improve their digital foundations

Covid secure boom pole in action during recording of Podtours podcast
Covid-19 secure boom pole in action during recording of Podtours podcast. Image courtesy of St Mellitus Organ Restoration Project © Photo Charlotte Wilson.

Using podcasts to engage with new audiences

A Positive Post-Pandemic: More Engagement, Bigger Audiences, Better Accessibility
A memorial sculpture in Manchester dedicated to those that worked at Bradford Pit ― subject of one of Working Class Movement Library's online talks.

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

The reconstituted cutaway view of the first Rose, by William Dudley, incorporating material by Jon Greenfield and C. Walter Hodges, taken from the guidebook, ‘The Rose, Bankside’s first theatre 1587’.
The reconstituted cutaway view of the first Rose, by William Dudley, incorporating material by Jon Greenfield and C. Walter Hodges, taken from the guidebook, ‘The Rose, Bankside’s first theatre 1587’. Image courtesy of The Rose Theatre Trust.

How online events had a positive impact on audience engagement and donations for a small heritage organisation

How a local museum used data and insights to develop a focused digital content plan
Image courtesy of Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery ©

How a local museum used data and insights to develop a focused digital content plan

Image of bowl with We will not have home rule written at the bottom.
We will not have home rule bowl. From the ‘Dividing Ireland’ exhibition. Image courtesy of Tower Museum ©

Revealing hidden collections through digital engagement

Band playing on a stage in a church.
St Patrick’s Day Live event, St Joseph’s Church, Belfast. Image courtesy of Sailortown Regeneration©. Photograph by Joe Carberry.

Bringing music to people with live streaming ― Sailortown Regeneration’s digital story

Image of a steam train No. 46203.
Image courtesy of Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust ©

Using digital collections to educate, inform and motivate

How a very small museum is using digital to tell its big story
Image courtesy of Richard Jefferies Museum ©

How a very small museum is using digital to tell its big story

Hereford Cathedral welcoming visitors to Heritage Open Days 2020.
Hereford Cathedral welcoming visitors to Heritage Open Days 2020. ©Hereford Cathedral.

Digital audience engagement during a heritage project … and a pandemic

The Digital Heritage Lab is a project managed by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, One Further and the Collections Trust and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.  It is a free programme for small and medium sized heritage organisations seeking to develop their digital capabilities and capacity.