The Digital Museum

Museum digital strategists look to roll out volunteer engagement programme nationally

hanfdsBuilding on an extensive digital museum training programme in the South West and a pilot volunteer engagement programme, a museum-specialist digital company are looking to roll-out a national Volunteer Makers Engagement Training and Support Programme.

Tickbox, based in Bristol, will be building on their Volunteer Makers training and development pilot programme they ran from Jan-April 2016.  This proved demand for their volunteer engagement development model and follows a successful 3-year digital engagement project run for the SW Museum Development Programme where they worked with over 40 museums across the South West to help them create a digital engagement strategy.

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Luton’s world-wide smile is a digital museum engagement coup

“Smile and the world will smile with you” so the saying goes and a principle that Luton Culture put behind their Museum Makers project: Pharrell Williams – Happy (we are from Luton) video.

“Luton often gets a lot of negative press and something that our Museum Makers often write on our ideas box wall is that they want to see more positivity in the town,” says Jemma Murphy, one of a very small number of people who conceived, delivered and facilitate Museum Makers for Luton Culture.

Jemma further explained: “Happy provided a perfect opportunity for this, it’s such a feel good track that gets everyone dancing and smiling”.

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