Monday 26th June 2017
The British Museum
11:00 – 15:00
You are invited to a workshop at the British Museum designed to better understand the priorities for the sector around digital preservation practices.
The workshop will contribute to research being conducted in the development a HLF Skills for the Future programme: The Digital Heritage Discovery that if successful will invest in a new generation of diverse museum professionals to equip them with a dynamic understanding of digital data management, preservation and access practices relating to museum collections.
27 trainees, based in museums across the UK, will form a proactive network through which essential digital skills, tools and workflows are developed and shared between trainees, host museums and the wider sector. Trainees will tackle key challenges of digital management, from securing at-risk legacy data to maximising the value of digital assets such as photographs. Positive action recruitment will seek to appoint trainees who demonstrate a natural digital talent and benefit the diversity profiles of their host museum. After a year of on-the-job training, trainees will be able to harness essential skills and act as champions in the sector, placing digital best practice at the heart of all areas of museum work.
If you are able to attend, please contact Maria Bojanowska, Head of National Programmes on firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 19th June. If you would like to attend but do not have the funds to travel, please mention this in your reply.