Digital Engagement: A successful project

Idea - Using technology that is readily available, and low cost, to engage new audiences with musuem and archive collections and spaces.

What we did - Thinking about engaging new audiences using a digital platform we embarked on a pilot project involving families from local school. We used archive images and movie footage to inspire a stop-motion animation film to celebrate our local coal mining heritage.

What tech did we use - iPads

What was the outcome - engagement with new audiences, opportunities for intergenerational sessions, new relationships with teaching professionals, colloborative working with other heritage venues and organisations, creation of a film to further engage with new audiences

We have now run a number of projects using iPads to engage families with our spaces and collections.




Why the contribution is important

For small archive and museum services it is important to find ways to digitally engage with audiences that does not involve a large sum of money. We have been exploring ways of using iPads to create innovative ways to re-interpret and re-imagine our collections for new audiences.

It is important to find ways to engage our younger generations with our collections and spaces. Ways that also provide opportunities for intergenerational work to allow our community to share stories. Projects involving readily available technology can provide this at a low cost.

Using mobile technology for projects allows audiences to work on site with our collections or enables us to take our collections to schools, community groups and other organisations.

In addition, we can enhance learing for school aged children by creating links with the Computing Curriculum.




by HeritageJane on July 24, 2017 at 10:12AM

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