The Digital Heritage Hub has been highly commended in the Sector Support category at this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards 2023.
It was announced at a ceremony held in central London on Wednesday 10 May to celebrate the very best in the world of museums, galleries, and heritage visitor attractions. The award was won by fellow Arts Council England Investment Principles Support Organisation (IPSO), Kids in Museums, for their fantastic work supporting museums and heritage sites to be more welcoming for children, young people and families.
The Sector Support award is a new award for 2023 and recognises work which has supported and enhanced the UK heritage sector as a whole. The Hub was commended from a group of nominees including Arts&Heritage, Heritage Open Days from the National Trust, and Sam Bowen’s SEND in Museums.
The Digital Heritage Hub launched in April 2022 and is a free online resource library that helps workers and volunteers at UK heritage organisations to develop their digital knowledge, skills and confidence.
Developed and managed by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The University of Leeds and The Heritage Digital Consortium, the Hub answers the UK heritage sector’s 100 most pressing and frequently asked digital questions. The project received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding as part of The Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, which is designed to raise digital skills and confidence across the UK heritage sector.
AMA CEO, Cath Hume said, ‘For the Digital Heritage Hub to be highly commended from a group of standout nominees is beyond our wildest expectations.
‘It’s been a privilege to see the Hub help over 9,000 users and counting from across UK heritage to maximise their digital potential. This commendation is an unexpected bonus and recognises the hard work of the AMA team, all the project partners including University of Leeds and the Heritage Digital Consortium, our funders: DCMS & The National Lottery players, and The Heritage Fund.
‘Congratulations need to go to our friends at Kids in Museums who do brilliant work for the sector. Coming second to them is high praise indeed and a real stamp of approval for the Hub.’
For the Digital Heritage Hub to be highly commended from a group of standout nominees is beyond our wildest expectations. It’s been a privilege to see the Hub help over 9,000 users and counting from across UK heritage to maximise their digital potential.Cath Hume, CEO of AMA