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HLF Skills for the Future: Digital Heritage Discovery skills survey

A message from, Maria Bojanowska
Dorset Foundation Head of National Programmes at The British Museum:


I would really appreciate 5 -10 mins of your time to complete a very important survey exploring the skills across the sector in digital preservation, management and access. The deadline for the survey is the Monday 31st July and I your feedback will help us gain a better sense of the skills and knowledge in this area and the priorities going forward. Please do forward to anyone who might also be interested in responding. Survey link and more information below:

HLF Skills for the Future: Digital Heritage Discovery skills survey

We are asking for your help in the development of 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. The partnership of museums has yet to be established, and there will be an open selection process.

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.

The Audience Agency is, as part of the R and D stage for this project, carrying out a survey on behalf of the British Museum to learn more about digital skills in the heritage sector. This survey should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete and is the first part of a process that will be followed up with qualitative research, which is why we ask you to give your organisation's name so that we may ask some follow-up questions by phone if the need arises.

Your individual responses will not be made attributable to any individual or organisation publicly, unless we seek and gain permission from you, and will otherwise only be used internally by the British Museum, and externally to understand and help address digital skills' needs in the heritage sector as a whole.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey before Monday 31st July and thank you in advance for your participation.

Many thanks,


Maria Bojanowska
Dorset Foundation Head of National Programmes

Learning and National Partnerships
T +44 (0)20 7323 8696

M +44 (0)7581 470179

The British Museum
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG


Complete the survey by Monday 31 July 2017

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