The Digital Culture 2019 Report

We all know that times are tough in the heritage sector. There’s less funding, less time, fewer members of staff. The impact has been felt across the board, in all aspects of museum work – particularly when it comes to digital activities. The Digital Culture 2019 report, published by Nesta and ACE, has highlighted all of this in a handy 46 page report. But I’m … Continue reading The Digital Culture 2019 Report

Instagram Stories: It’s Snapchat For Post-Teens

Instagram Stories is an obsession for me. Well, maybe ‘obsession’ is a tad strong. Passion, perhaps? Either way, the platform is currently one of the fastest growing and a lot of that is thanks to the Stories feature. But what are Instagram Stories, I hear you scream? Well, it’s basically Snapchat for Millennials. The feature lets you take pictures or videos and post them to the … Continue reading Instagram Stories: It’s Snapchat For Post-Teens

The 3D Museum

As part of Culture24’s Let’s Get Real: Young Audiences conference, I’ll be co-facilitating a discussion group around 3D and museum objects. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the 3D models I’ll be highlighting on the day! The Discovery Programme This programme is a national archaeological research body supported by the Heritage Council. The 3D models have been created as part of … Continue reading The 3D Museum

Is Facebook better than YouTube for sharing video?

EDIT: I wrote this before Facebook admitted to inflating video metrics, because they’re a bunch of bastards and want your money / content. So please take all of this with a pinch of salt.  For our website, IM PLAYIN, me and the chaps have been experimenting with how we create, publish and share our video-content. We used to use YouTube as a way to share our … Continue reading Is Facebook better than YouTube for sharing video?

Building what isn’t there – 3D printing and museums

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful folk from the Grant Museum of Zoology, at UCL. We were discussing how the Grant Museum might be able to contribute to one or two of the sessions in the ‘Digital Futures‘ program that I’m running. The conversation quickly turned to the elephant in the room… well… less “elephant” and more “quagga”. For … Continue reading Building what isn’t there – 3D printing and museums