Opening Archives - bringing communities & archives together using digital technology

Opening Archives: Bringing communities and archives together using digital technology
Thu 18 November, 1.30 - 3pm
Free, online

10 action learning projects ask how (or if) digital technology can bring communities and archives closer together, develop skills and deepen engagement with their heritage.

The first in a series of events as part of The Audience Agency’s action learning project ‘Digitally Democratising Archives’, this session focuses on the questions we have and introduces the projects. We will hear from speakers and projects about digital participation, archives and archiving, and community curatorship. They will also share what they have or are hoping to learn from these and other projects. Future events will develop the conversation and share the learnings.

This event is part of The Audience Agency’s Digitally Democratising Archives project thanks to funding from DCMS and the National Lottery, as part of The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s, Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.

This event is open to all but we expect it’ll be of particular interest to those who:

  • Work in all aspects and at all levels in the heritage sector
  • Are interested in participatory practice which aims to increase both the breadth and depth of engagement with impactful social outcomes
  • Would like to learn more about digital inclusion.

What you will learn:

  • This is the first open event we’re hosting and we want it to start a dialogue about community curatorship and connecting more people with their heritage
  • Exploring the differences between a website/social platform and a digital archive
  • Examples of innovative practice using digital technology in the archive sector
  • An update on The Audience Agency’s Digitally Democratising Archives project.

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