Phase 5 – summary

One by One’s fifth phase will share the project’s key findings with the wider UK museum sector by:

  • Analysing and then articulating the findings of the ‘test’ phase of the project into a refined ‘Framework of Museum Digital Literacy’
  • Aggregating the data and evidence, materials and templates, findings and outputs of the whole project into an open online professional development resource on digital literacy for the museum sector hosted by project partners FutureLearn.
  • Formulating with policy makers and sector bodies a programme of dissemination and adoption of the digital literacy framework

Methods

These objectives will be achieved through two key events.

Firstly, a two-day research retreat in Leicester for all the museum partners, the six digital fellows and the project agency partners to synthesise the outcomes of the action research interventions (including the cross-case analysis).

Secondly, a skills summit in Leicester co-hosted with Arts Council England will share the findings of the research, launch the ‘Framework of Museum Digital Literacy’, and bring together practitioners and academics inside and outside of the project to reflect upon the project’s findings.

As well as  the Open Online Professional Development Resource, this phase will also produce an online ‘policy pack’ (aimed at the Ministers of State for Digital and Culture and their teams at DCMS, and shared at a ‘policy breakfast’ meeting in Westminster, containing resources drawing on the findings of our project, and designed to directly inform timely and salient policy agendas.

Phase leads

Lead: Ross Parry (School of Museum Studies, UoL), with Mark Lester (Director of Partnerships Development, FutureLearn).

Timeframe

September 2019 to February 2020.