The Digital Heritage Hub has been shortlisted in the Sector Support category at this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards.
The Hub is a free online resource library that helps small to medium-sized heritage organisations across the UK develop their digital skills and inspire them to place digital at the heart of their activity.
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. Supported by The Heritage Fund as a key part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, the resources are split into the four themes of Digital Engagement, Digital Content, Digital Leadership and Digital Planning.
The Hub joins four other category nominees including Heritage Open Days from the National Trust, Kids in Museums, Arts&Heritage and Sam Bowen’s SEND in Museums; with the winner being announced at an awards ceremony on the 10 May in London.
AMA CEO, Cath Hume said, ‘We’re delighted that the Digital Heritage Hub has been recognised as part of this much-admired group of nominees working to support the UK heritage sector.
‘Regular access to training and support isn’t always possible for lots of heritage organisations so the aim of the Hub was to create a free one-stop shop for professionals and volunteers to be able to access expert guidance to develop their digital skills. We’re proud that in the year since the Hub launched; it has helped over 7,600 unique users, received over 37,800 page views, and supported UK heritage organisations on their journeys to maximise their digital potential.
‘Thanks to DCMS and The National Lottery players for supporting the Digital Heritage Hub through The Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.’
We’re proud that in the year since the Hub launched; it has helped over 7,600 unique users, received over 37,800 page views, and supported UK heritage organisations on their journeys to maximise their digital potential.Cath Hume, CEO of AMA