Curating Cultural Content Digitally

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Curating Cultural Content Digitally

February 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Space, Culture24 and Cornwall Museums Partnership, with funding from Arts Council England, present a free workshop exploring how digital technologies and platforms can be used by arts, cultural and heritage organisations (including galleries and museums) to give greater access to their works and engage audiences in new interactive experiences.

Fiona Morris, CEO and Creative Director of The Space will be joined by arts sector professionals who’ll discuss the ways in which audiences have accessed their work through new platforms and technologies. Examples include museums and galleries which have extended access to archive and collections using interactive maps and performing arts organisations that have curated strands of work around inspiring talks and entertaining stories.

The workshop will weave small group discussions between the presentations and case studies, providing opportunities for delegates to talk about their own work and ideas. We’ll discuss:

  • How do we tell our story digitally?
  • Which stories work best?
  • What are the critical success factors for digital curation?
  • How can we find an audience for the work?
  • The secrets of creating an engaging audience experience

The discussions will be illustrated with examples of case studies and projects drawn from arts organisations from across the cultural sector.

Digital Talks – My Dance DNA

We will be joined by Emma Gladstone, CEO and Artistic Director of Dance Umbrella to discuss My Dance DNA. This series of interviews, streamed live online and filmed in front of a live audience at arts venues around the UK, featured five leading UK choreographers – Kate Prince, Siobhan Davies, Akram Khan, Shobana Jeyasingh and Wayne McGregor. Viewers found out all about how film had inspired and influenced their work, as each artist discussed the choreography on film that had transfixed and transformed them, alongside defining pieces in their own back catalogues.

Culture24 and Museum Crush

Richard Moss will discuss some of the critical success factors for the digital curation of collections, presenting examples of projects drawn from museums, collections and galleries from across the UK. Richard edits Museum Crush and works with museums and galleries to reach audience online via collection based stories. He will present a number of examples across a range of platforms from a variety of museums that have attempted to this – from Brighton’s Map the Museum to the  British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts project together with examples from Museum Crush itself.

Kneehigh – Creating ‘Walk With Me’ app

Kneehigh Theatre’s story walking app Walk With Me is constructed around GPS triggered audio narratives. Kneehigh’s general manager Charlotte Bond will discuss how they developed an immersive experience to transport the audience to the very heart of Cornwall.

Further information

The workshop is intended for those with an active interest in using digital platforms and technologies to create greater access, and to enrich audience experiences of, their work. We have 25 available places to representatives of arts and cultural organisations, including gallery, museum, collections and archive professionals.

This event is kindly hosted by Cornwall Museums Partnership held at Truro Library.


Union Place
Union Place
TR1 1EP, Truro gb