Following the success of the first series, ‘Digital Heritage Workshops: Bringing Museums to the Home’ will return in September.
Providing more critical advice to the heritage and culture sector for free, the first workshop, ‘COVID-19: Digital Resilience, Virtual Reality and Heritage’ will be on Wednesday 9 September and more events will be held weekly until 25 November.
The panel will include experts from St Andrews University, heritage specialists including Nicola Henderson from XpoNorth Heritage, Jacquie Aitken from Timespan and David Caldwell from the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Other topics include Reconstructing the Past, Remote Participation and Virtual Time Travel.
With the heritage and tourist industry affected by government restrictions, the sessions will support museums and other heritage organisations to develop new skills. Insights will be shared to help those looking to connect with audiences at home through virtual tours and galleries.
The events are supported through the CUPIDO Interreg cultural heritage project, which is a North Sea Region Programme for 2018-2022 to help businesses develop new opportunities in the cultural heritage sector across Europe’s North Sea region.
Through CUPIDO, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been working in partnership with the University of St Andrews on a programme of digital heritage activities. These are designed to help commercialise the heritage sector in communities and social enterprises across the region.
The workshops are led and facilitated by Dr Alan Miller and Catherine Anne Cassidy from the Open Virtual Worlds Group at the University of St Andrews. Input is given from local and international museums and heritage organisations along with Scotland’s development agencies and creative industries specialists.
Find out more and how to sign up here: https://www.hie.co.uk/cupido