Launching Heritage Digital
A digital skills training programme to build the capacity of over 2,000 heritage organisations across the UK.
The Heritage Alliance recently announced that as part of The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage campaign, they have been awarded a grant to increase the amount of free advice and support available to heritage organisations in the digital sphere. They are leading a unique consortium supported by Media Trust, Charity Digital, and Naomi Korn Associates to deliver Heritage Digital, a digital skills training programme to build the capacity of over 2,000 heritage organisations across the UK. It will be open to all heritage organisations across the UK, whether a museum, archive, historic house, heritage railway, archaeological site, local authority, private or independent site (to name a few examples).
Although the training programme will not start until September, it is already possible to register your details (click here to do so) on the temporary landing page, to be kept informed of all the Heritage Digital events, news and developments at this stage. By registering your details, you can also select to take part in consultation work that will help The Heritage Alliance shape the programme’s content, regionality and delivery methods, according to your needs and priorities. They will be beginning consultation work next week, so this is an opportune time to register interest and have your needs heard.
Finally, as part of the programme The Heritage Alliance are seeking volunteer Heritage Experts to help shape and tailor the Heritage Digital programme, as well as support its delivery. They would love to hear from anyone with experience, interesting case studies, or expert knowledge in the field. The Heritage Alliance are looking for experts from a variety of heritage organisations across the sector, and whether you have one success story, or have worked in the digital heritage sector throughout your career, they want to hear from you. Simply email Carmen Talbot, Heritage Digital Project Manager, The Heritage Alliance, at HeritageDigital@theheritagealliance.org.uk.