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Developing an Inclusive Digital Presence

Date 06 February 2020
Time 10:00 - 15:30
Venue Museums Galleries Scotland, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG
Organiser Museums Galleries Scotland

Free for Scottish Museum Workforce

About the Event

This day session will explore good practise and recommended approaches for museums looking to develop an inclusive approach to their site and collections, employing a variety of methods, including digital techniques and with an emphasis on accessibility. The day will begin with a key note from Matthew Cock (Chief Executive, VocalEyes), followed by discussion and lunch. The afternoon will consist of presentations from Scottish Museums working in this area, including from Hannah Wright (Digital and Marketing Officer, Glasgow Women’s Library) and Alix Powers-Jones (Property Manager, NTS Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & Museum).

This session is designed for those already working in, or preparing to work in, this area, and is part of a series of discussions in early 2020 that will support Scottish museums to engage in important current conversations in museum practise. The session will be particularly of use to those expecting to submit an Accreditation return against the new 2018 standard, which has enhanced expectations around access. Participants should come with an open mind and prepared to question their own practise, and to share lessons learned in a safe space with supportive colleagues.

There is a travel bursary available for participant attendance: please email Devon McHugh for information.

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