Resources tagged with digital technologies

Exploring some popular digital applications that can enhance the audience experience

1. Introduction Heritage sites and exhibitions have the potential to capture the public’s imagination and provide valuable connection to who we are and the significance of place. Cultural organisations engage with a diverse range of audiences, publics and stakeholders who will benefit from new ways of engaging with the past. As such, continual technological innovation … Read more

Principles for a successful technology refresh

1. Introduction As a leader of a heritage organisation, you know that having the right technology is key to achieving your strategic aims, whether that be engaging new audiences or preserving heritage for the future. Yet it’s unlikely you have the resources to upgrade to the latest systems in all areas of your organisation. How … Read more

How can digital help us become more environmentally sustainable?

1. The relationship between digital technology and environmental sustainability Digital transformation is driven by fast-paced technological change which seeks to transform and make more efficient global processes across sectors. Environmental sustainability is driven by climate change and environmental impact and geopolitical instability. Although digital technology and environmental sustainability may seem unrelated, these concepts can often … Read more

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 

Accessing Access

Paul O’Donnell is a solo theatre maker and over the past year, has been using Talking Birds‘ accessibility tool The Difference Engine to deliver captioning and audio description on every performance of the UK tour of his show We’ve Got Each Other. With funding from Arts Council England, he has created a resource pack for … Read more

Culture is Digital: June 2019 progress report

The #CultureisDigital project was informed by an online open conversation and was borne out of the Government’s Culture White Paper commitment to review the digitisation of our public collections and enhance the online cultural experience. It also builds upon the Government’s UK Digital Strategy commitment to increase digital skills, digital participation and unlock the power … Read more