Date(s) - 05/10/2015
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
In 2013-14 Colchester and Ipswich Museums (CIMS) received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to host two Skills for the Future trainees. Working with collections and curatorial staff, the trainees contributed to improving the documentation of the collections at Ipswich Museum, which has led to a greater awareness of the potential of the digitisation of collections to reach new audiences. As a result CIMS is delighted to be holding this seminar led by national expert Fiona Marshall, who specialises in planning, commissioning and mentoring digital heritage projects.
The course will cover:
- How museums are using digital technology to provide access to object information and increase public engagement with their collections.
- Practical examples of how museums are using digital tools – some of them free – to share information about their objects.
- Practical examples of how museums are working with partners to produce new digital resources relating to their collections, including videos made by school groups, mobile tours and apps, games, 3D models, 3D printing, Augmented Reality and more.
By the end of the course participants will have learnt about:
- Putting object information onto the web
- Digital developments that might help you increase engagement with your collections
- Finding out what your target audiences might want/use
- Involving audiences in the production process
- Sources of information and advice.
There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions.
Please note: Refreshments will be available on arrival, but please bring a packed lunch or make your own arrangements.
Bookings are closed for this event.