Phase 5 – summary

One by One’s fifth phase shared 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 on Culture24’s Digital Pathways website.
  • Formulated with policy makers and sector bodies a programme of dissemination and adoption of the digital literacy framework

Methods

These objectives will be achieved through three 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 strategic briefing session at the National Army Museum in London shared the findings of the One by One  research, in addition to highlighting the current confluence of digital skills initiatives in the museum sector. It brought together key stakeholders, policy-makers and funders to engage with the challenges and opportunities around this moment of digital change.

Finally, Culture24 carried out four free CPD Digital Literacy & Skills roadshows across the UK designed for people from small to medium museums, taking place in Cardiff, Belfast, Leeds and Edinburgh. These sessions combined sharing the learning from the One by One project with practical workshop activities trialling the new frameworks.

Phase lead

Lead: Ross Parry (School of Museum Studies, UoL).

Timeframe

September 2019 to February 2020.

Other phases of the project