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Sustainability Project Sharing Day
28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ
Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.
In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.
Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed!
The workshops are a unique opportunity for you to see digital tools in action and explore ideas about how they could be used to create digital experiences (including showcasing items from your collections) to accompany Civilisations Festival activity. You'll be able to see examples of the tools, hands on demonstrations and practical advice on how they could be used by your organisation.
As they’ll feature items from your collections, we'd encourage a range of colleagues with a range of expertise to come along. We’d suggest colleagues who have practical experience of curation, those involved in digital programme activities and digital experts who will be using the tools to attend.
These are free workshops run by the expert staff from the BBC's digital Research and Development teams. They'll be there to guide you through this exciting new project and the opportunities it offers your organisation to interact with audiences in a digital space. People with all levels of expertise are welcome. Our teams may be able to offer further support to your organisation as the project develops.
The workshop dates in England:
Thursday 5th October - London (near Wood Lane/White City tube)
Wednesday 11th October - York
Thursday 12th October - Manchester
Tuesday 17th October – Bristol (BBC Bristol)
They will run from 2 - 4pm. There will be workshops taking place in Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales. We’ll let you have those dates as soon as possible.
If you or your colleagues would like to attend any of the workshops across the UK, please email email@example.com , with ‘workshop’ in the Subject field and where you’d like to attend as soon as possible. If you can’t send names at this point, we’re able to reserve spaces for organisations and you can let us know exactly who’ll attend later. We’ll then send the full details for each location.
After the workshops, your organisation will need to confirm it wants to be part of some of the digital projects by the end of October 2017. This includes the Augmented reality App, where we’ll work together sharing the expertise of our digital engineers. We may only be able to offer only a small number of organisations to join the App project after that. For other digital tools, the deadlines will vary from late autumn into early 2018.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be delighted if you can make it - and encourage museums, libraries and galleries to get involved as soon as possible to benefit fully from what's on offer.
Find out more about BBC Civilisations here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1jDXj23sqKg8w4p2MWvX9nV/civilisations-festival-how-to-get-involved