Developing Digital Skills in your organisation

Developing Digital Skills in your organisation

Heritage organisations can thrive in the digital era, using tech to attract the visitors and support they need …..

Digital Heritage Lab, led by the Arts Marketing Association, is a strand of National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage, intended to drive up digital capabilities across the heritage sector.

A-M-A’s programme aims to build digital capacity for small & medium size heritage organisations, through online workshops, training, networking and digital bootcamps. Programme partners are the Collections Trust, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, and One Further.   A-M-A commissioned sam-culture to produce the evaluation.

Clore Fellowship Leadership Programme

Clore Fellowship Leadership Programme

The Clore Fellowship has been life-changing in many ways. It has changed my pace, addressed my frustrations and given me both confidence and a sense of value. My leadership is now focused, determined and strategic.

Clore Leadership has an outstanding reputation for its insight-led, effective leadership development that enables cultural leaders to have a positive impact on our sector and society.

Clore has commissioned Pam Jarvis, Julie Aldridge and Mel Larsen to review existing practice in evaluation, trial and test evaluation tools and processes and make them work to meet the organisation’s needs.  Outcomes from this important evaluation will inform a new framework to evidence and articulate the impact of Clore’s work in a consistent and holistic way.

Girmit by Nutkhut

Girmit by Nutkhut

Girmit: The story of 20th century Indentured Labour

Girmit is the third part of Ajay Chabbra / Nutkhut’s ‘Defining Moments’ Trilogy. This marks significant historical anniversaries and moments that reflect the rich and complex inter-relationship between Britain and South Asian communities globally. Girmit focuses on the British-Fijian indentured labour diaspora and the legacy of the system of indentured labour instituted following the abolition of slavery.

sam-culture is producing formative evaluation as the project evolves. Funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund

Heritage Grants Strategic Framework 4 Review

Heritage Grants Strategic Framework 4 Review

'Well done, really excellent work. There is so much valuable insight in your report, which I hope the organisation will take on board.’    Dr Kion Ahadi, (former) Head of Evaluation, National Lottery Heritage Fund

NLHF funds a considerable and diverse range of heritage projects, but do such projects achieve robust impacts, effective outcomes and deliver value for money?  This evaluation of 48 completed projects included conservation of historic buildings, museum redevelopments, natural heritage and landscape schemes and community initiatives. Key recommendations to help future-proof the fund included building organisational resilience, showing how projects make a quantifiable contribution to heritage and the dissemination of expertise and best practice across the culture and heritage sectors.       

With Sarah Bedell and Anna Cullum

What's Your Croydon?   Museum of Croydon

What's Your Croydon? Museum of Croydon

What's Your Croydon?   Trial and Test

It isn't for the Museum to tell people how to interpret the history of Croydon, but for the people who live here to tell us what matters to them.’

A year-long programme of exhibitions and events at Croydon Museum, developed through collaborative programming  with community cultural producers.  Evaluation is through a Trial and Test approach, to investigate how to make the museum and its collections resonate with residents and communities: listening to local residents and understanding what matters to them is essential to the sustainability and success of the Museum.

Since temporary closure in March 2020 participants have moved projects and content online.  The report looked at initial responses from participants, audiences and museum staff to three exhibitions themed around Place with support and enthusiasm for the work shown, the Trial and Test approach and encouraging online engagement, particularly with new audiences. Further evaluation will take place when the project can continue.

Layers of London:  New Perspectives on London History

Layers of London: New Perspectives on London History

Layers of London Institute of Historic Research NHLF

Every street in London has a story to tell: Layers of London is drawing together these stories.  Historic maps of the city, digitised photos and wide-ranging information provided by key partners across London all collected together in a major new online resource. The project is revealing new perspectives on what aspects of heritage matter to individuals and uncovering untold, or ‘invisible’ stories and histories. The project is led by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London. Partners include: British Library, London Metropolitan Archives, Historic England, National Archives, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) and a wide range of archives, institutions and community groups. (with Chris Unitt and Anna Cullum)