Tumblring towards Audience Engagement

"Tumblring towards Audience Engagement"

By Anna Darron While the use of social media in larger museums is often relegated to marketing or communications departments, those of us who work in smaller museums may grapple with the question of whose responsibility the maintenance of our online presence should fall to – or perhaps whether or not it is even worth the trouble. Earlier this year  Read more →

DIY Development: Skills and the Future Museum Professional

"DIY Development: Skills and the Future Museum Professional"

By Jemma Davey I don’t think there can be a discussion of skills which does not also address the matter of experience. Skills and experience go hand in hand. As competition in the sector rises and budgets fall, future museum professionals will increasingly need relevant, well-evidenced experience in support of their skills. In this blog I will highlight the importance  Read more →

A museum handling collection case study: ‘Small World’ at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

"A museum handling collection case study: ‘Small World’ at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum"

By Tony Eccles Summary In 2006, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) was awarded a £100,000 grant from the Designation Challenge Fund. As part of the 2006-8 “Opening Up Collections” scheme, RAMM wanted to explore how the ethnography collection could be accessed whilst the museum was undergoing a major redevelopment. One project this grant funded was Small World; an attempt  Read more →

Collections Trust | DAM Conference, and skills workshops, book your place now!

"Collections Trust | DAM Conference, and skills workshops, book your place now!"

Collections Skills Seminar |  The first events are a series of FREE Collections Skills Seminars aimed at small and medium-sized museums. They have been funded by Arts Council England and so are restricted to museums in England. The first one takes places in London on 6 November and then we’re going to Norwich (29 Jan), Bristol (19 Feb) and York (19 Mar).  Read more →

Want to know how visitors use your website? | A free guide here from the V&A

"Want to know how visitors use your website? | A free guide here from the V&A"

Free V&A code and instructions for setting up navigation usage-tracking in Google Analytics A post on the V&A Digital Media blog is a quick overview of how you can use Google Analytics Event Tracking to capture exactly how visitors make use of your on-site navigation. If you’ve ever wanted to know what people get up to, this method will capture  Read more →