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Co-designing Digital Strategies for the Museum and Education Sectors


Arts Connect

Value to the University:


Project Team:

Dr Alessandro Merendino
Prof Maureen Meadows


March 2022 - December 2022

Project objectives

The objective is to investigate the challenges and ‘good digital practice’ activities undertaken by museums, primarily with schools, during the pandemic. As a result, we will gain a fine-grained understanding of how in-person, digital and hybrid offerings can best be shaped in the future.

Impact statement

This project will support the Heritage Education Leaders Group at Arts Connect by developing a strategic view of the role of digital activities in arts/heritage education and engagement with schools in a COVID-19 era, and learnings for good practice beyond the pandemic. This project will further enhance the relationship between the arts/heritage sector and the education sector by providing a comprehensive overview of challenges, solutions and good digital practice activities for the future.

For more, discover the QR 2021 project; Be Digital to be Strategic in the Museums Sector: Surviving the Pandemic, which aimed to design digital strategies in museums to enable them to remain resilient during and after the coronavirus pandemic.


Read the 'Co-designing Digital Strategies for the Museum and Education Sectors' report.

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