Building digital strategies for museums: Co-creating innovative solutions to connect museums and schools
This session will launch the findings of a research project commissioned by Arts Connect and delivered by Coventry University.
When: Wednesday 29th March
Time: 10.30 – 11.15 am
Cost: Fully Funded – however places are limited
Helen Frost, Arts Connect (Organiser/Chair)
Dr Alessandro Merendino, Coventry University
Professor Maureen Meadows, Coventry University
The use of digital technologies in education has grown rapidly over recent years. This growth includes the museums sector, where we have seen the expansion of both digital activities during in-person visits, and the development of online offerings by museums, some made available to schools. However, schools and museums often struggle to connect through digital activities, despite the potential benefits of such offerings for schools and museums.
This session will share learnings and good practices from a recent project by the presenters on digital strategies for museums during and emerging from the pandemic, and address the clear need to co-create innovative solutions to connect schools and museums. As it is time-consuming for teachers to search for resources, the session will provide recommendations for action that can enable schools and museums to connect more easily. The session will co-create ideas for a ‘repository’ of information for teachers to access; what the repository should contain, and where it should be hosted.