Dr Dominique Bouchard, Head of Learning and Interpretation at English Heritage shares insights from her fifteen years of experience leading public programming and exhibitions, and explores ideas of how museums and heritage can help communities tell their own stories.
Resources tagged with heritage
How can heritage and creativity support mental health? This report commissioned by the Baring Foundation and produced by the Restoration Trust showcases work from 18 heritage and arts organisations using a wealth of heritage assets, and the creativity of artists, to improve mental health and community connections.
Open innovation: What your heritage organisation needs to know about how to benefit from collaboration across the cultural sector
1. What is innovation? Innovation is about developing a new way of doing things. It may mean offering a new service or making a significant change to what you offer your audience. This might, for example, involve: The use of 3D scanned artefacts from museums of 3D models of building reconstructions (Historic Environment Scotland’s Frontiers … Read more
The results of the third Heritage Panel survey from thrive, Northern Ireland’s audience development agency. The Heritage Panel tracks audience’s views on returning to heritage, what has changed, what has stayed the same and what their attitudes are.
1. Introduction Digital content skills are essential, but they can often take a long time to develop. It can be especially difficult for those in the heritage sector, which is underpinned by temporary and project-funded roles, alongside the work of our fantastic volunteers. These individuals can make a big impact on your organisation, but in … Read more
As a medium-sized organisation with a valuable heritage archive, and possible brand identity too, how do you go about planning for the digitisation of your content? This guide seeks to offer some practical advice, points for consideration, and signpost some really informative resources to get you started. 1. The best place to start The motivation … Read more
Digitisation serves a range of purposes and offers many benefits for heritage archives. As a small organisation you may be wondering how you might plan and prepare for digitisation. Here we offer a concise guide on how to get started and what to consider. Where is the best place to start? Over recent months and … Read more
Creating a digital archive might sound like a daunting prospect. Maybe you jump to thoughts of the cost of necessary equipment, or perhaps you’re worried about who the archiving process will fall to. Either way, we hope to demystify the process of creating a digital archive. 1. What are the benefits of creating a … Read more
1. Introduction Search engine optimisation (SEO) describes the actions you can take to improve how and where your webpages appear in organic search results. Organic searching (i.e. search engine search results that do not include paid advertising) drives the lion’s share of web traffic, at around 53 per cent, ahead of paid advertising, social media, … Read more
1. Why change is important Working in the cultural and heritage sectors, you know these uncertain times can be challenging. You want to find time to develop smarter working patterns and reach new audiences. You would like to find novel ways to increase engagement with your events and sites. In this section, we show you … Read more