New Museum Development Programme- Digital Strategies

Please see the information below with regard to the new Digital Strategies Programme which was launched at the Regional Conference and the attached programme application form. The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, 11 July 2013.

Applications should be emailed to Fiona Marshall, the Programme Facilitator or if you would prefer send hard copies then you should post them to me at the address given at the bottom of the attached programme application form.

The Digital Strategies programme could help your museum to:
· Build new audiences and increase public engagement and communication
· Digitise your collections, publish and manage your digital material
· Interpret your collections in new ways
· Develop your education and learning provision
· Make your exhibitions more interactive
· Generate income and new funding streams
· Build your confidence and enhance your skills.

You will learn about the potential of new digital technologies (including social media), assess where you are now and where you want to be and develop a sustainable strategy to help you achieve your goals.

Who can apply?
We encourage applications from all types and sizes of museums and heritage sites that are Accredited or working towards Accreditation. If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact Claire Browne, Museum Development Manager:

You will need to nominate a contact person for the duration of this funded support.

What can you apply for?
The programme facilitator will work with museums between August 2013 and March 2014, providing individual support and group workshops to build your knowledge and help you to develop an effective plan. We might look at all areas of your operation, including audience development and collections development, and examine the potential for digital to promote new types of public engagement.

If you know what support you need, please give as much information as possible on this form. If you do not know what you need, please indicate why you want to develop this area of work and what outcome you hope to achieve. The programme facilitator will help you expand your ideas.

The programme may involve some travel to events and training etc.: travel expenses will be reimbursed.

A grant may be available to participating museums to support implementation of digital action plans developed as part of this programme. The level of grant awarded will vary depending upon the scale of the project. Grants will be paid upfront to the value of £250 – £750.


Digital Strategies Programme Application Form


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