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Presentation for “Users, fans and followers: Engaging with museums, galleries and heritage via social media”, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle University, 7 June 2013 ...

Presentation for “Users, fans and followers: Engaging with museums, galleries and heritage via social media”, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle University, 7 June 2013 (http://digitalculturalengagement.wordpress.com/). This event was funded by the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund.

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Digital Engagement and Cultural Heritage Education by Michela Clari Digital Engagement and Cultural Heritage Education by Michela Clari Presentation Transcript

  • A Study of Digital Engagement with Cultural Heritage Collections across the Scottish Sector Dr Michela Clari Moray House School of Education University of Edinburgh Users, fans and followers: Engaging with museums, galleries and heritage via social media 7th June 2013 Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Digital Engagement and Cultural Heritage Education Sharing Knowledge across the Scottish Sector a 3-month research project, supported by the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund in collaboration with Glasgow Museums
  • Three main strands: Strategic focussing on the development of institutional strategies for digital user engagement in cultural heritage Applied focussing on recent public engagement projects employing digital media at the participating institutions Networking widening the School of Education’s knowledge exchange network in the heritage sector in relation to digital engagement and learning
  • The study was conducted employing a research-informed Framework for the Analysis of Online Engagement with Digital Heritage Collections* * Clari, M. (2012b). In the Hands of the User: A Study of Changing Models of Participation and Learning through RCAHMS’ Digital Heritage Collections. Special Issue of the ICOM-CECA journal: Museum Education and New Media. Vol. 23, pp. 15-30. Last retrieved: 31/01/2013 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8yHu7SudP4kTXg2b1NpVlBNbkk/edit?pli=1
  • An analysis and discussion of NGS’ Digital Engagement Review currently under development Key activities:
  • In-gallery testing and review of ArtHunter NGS’ first free in-gallery multi-platform app launched in April 2013 (http://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/a rthunter)
  • An analysis and discussion of recent developments in the NMS’ Digital Media Strategy
  • A pilot study of the Britain from Above project 95,000 IMAGES FROM THE AEROFILMS COLLECTIONS WHICH CONTAIN 1.2 MILLION AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS DATING FROM 1919 TO 2006.
  • A preliminary review of digital engagement and learning practices across Glasgow Museums, in discussion with institutional stakeholders
  • Funded in 1807 Scotland’s oldest public museum … also, an introductory meeting with the Hunterian’s management team to investigate issues around digital innovation in the context of university museums.
  • Project’s Outcomes o A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SOME OF THE CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL CHALLENGES FACING HERITAGE PRACTITIONERS GRAPPLING WITH DIGITALITY ACROSS DIFFERENT CONTEXTS OF PRACTICE o AN ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS BEING EMBRACED AT STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL AND RELATIVE MERITS o INSIGHTS INTO CHANGING NOTIONS OF ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING THROUGH NEW PARTICIPATION MODELS
  • Project’s Outcomes o THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEST AND REFINE A RESEARCH-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR THE ANALYSIS OF ONLINE ENGAGEMENT WITH DIGITAL COLLECTIONS IN RELATION TO STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS AND PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATIONS
  • Emerging from the work: A SET OF RESEARCH-INFORMED (DIGITAL) ENGAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
  • (DIGITAL) ENGAGEMENT PRINCIPLES* • digitality not as separate but as an integral aspect of engagement • independent and interrelated, they offer a way of thinking and a direction of travel • they unpack a set of ideas on digital engagement and provide a language for sharing and talking about good practice • they provide a framework to make connections against examples of good practice • they can function as an analytical framework at strategy and implementation level * the formulation of the principles draws on Nicol’s research-informed guidance for principle writing, http://www.reap.ac.uk/TheoryPractice/Principles.aspx
  • A Study of Digital Engagement with Cultural Heritage Collections across the Scottish Sector Dr Michela Clari michela.clari@ed.ac.uk