A project examining how sensory and digital displays can create a more inclusive approach to museum collections is the subject of this guest blog post from Rebecca Sweetman, Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology, and Alison Hadfield, Learning and Access Curator, Museum Collections Unit, both at University of St Andrews.
Putting your collections online can be a great way of reaching out and engaging with new audiences. Collections information is a valuable asset to raise the profile of your venue with current and new audiences. However, not everyone is looking for the same things from your collections information. Not only that, but people want different information in support of different activities. Museums can develop their collections information to meet all of these different needs.
This resource outlines who the ‘customers’ of a digitisation project usually are and the different ways collections-based content can be used.
This webinar discusses how museums can manage IPR within a Collections Management Framework, to make better use of their collections, and how licensing can provide opportunities for creative use of the collection, including the generation of income.
The Easy Connection Kit (or ‘ECK’) is an important step towards enabling museums to unlock the power and potential of their collections. The aim is to enable museums to take advantage of the opportunity of sharing collections information openly while managing their exposure to risk.
Museums today are faced with a dizzying range of options when thinking about opening up their collections online. This presentation considers how and why museums and galleries are sharing their collections online.