Eight small museums selected to take part in Making it FAIR

Earlier this year, small museums in the UK were invited to apply to join Making it FAIR, a collaborative learning project exploring digital content and storytelling with collections.

The number of responses was extremely high, but the following eight museums were finally selected to participate in the project:

  • Foxton Canal Museum, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  • Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Burnley, Lancashire
  • Museum of Military Medicine, Aldershot, Hampshire
  • Museum of Scottish Railways, Bo’ness, West Lothian
  • Somme Museum, Newtownards, County Down
  • Spelthorne Museum, Staines, Surrey
  • Tenby Museum, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
  • Wiltshire Museum, Devizes, Wiltshire

These museums are already receiving training, mentoring and technical support to develop digital collections-focussed content that will help them stay connected with existing audiences and reach new audiences.

Making it FAIR is a short-term research project, which will draw scalable lessons to inform Towards a National Collection’s (TaNC) discovery phase, and AHRC’s infrastructure planning. For more information, please see the project page.

The project partners are :University of York, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), Culture24, Collections Trust, Audience Agency, Intelligent Heritage and Knowledge Integration.