Leading a digitally literate museum

About this event

Online course, via Zoom

3 x online content sessions of 2hrs


Session dates and times:

Thursday 17 November 10am-12pm

Thursday 24 November 10am-12pm

Thursday 1 December 10am-12pm

By booking, you commit to attending all three online sessions.


About the course

Is your museum leadership team confident when it comes to digital? Are they as digitally literate as our fast-changing world requires? The opportunities around digital culture can be huge but it is a multi-layered environment that is a challenge for many museums to exploit, particularly in the current climate.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, museums more than ever need a digitally literate workforce that understands the ways in which digital technologies, content and culture can best serve their mission. It is down to museum leadership to create the right conditions to meet those challenges. This online course will combine strategy, theory and expert insight with practical advice and peer support.


Who should attend?

This course is specifically designed for museum leaders at executive and board-level with responsibilities across the museum’s strategy and operations (i.e., not the digital team leaders). This includes chief executives, directors, board members and senior leaders.

Two members from each participating museum should attend to ensure that they are able to enact and embed change more effectively within their organisation.

Participants must be working or volunteering in a non-NPO, Accredited museum in the region.



This online course will encourage active learning and plenty of discussion for a small group of up to 18 delegates from 9 museums. You will join three online sessions, each lasting two hours and spread across a period of one month. You will be asked to undertake a small piece of self-led coursework in between sessions.


Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will have:

improved your own digital literacy and understanding
a fuller understanding of the opportunities around digital culture for your organisation
a range of inspirational yet pragmatic and relatable case studies
practical next steps to implement in your organisation
a new network of peers all tackling similar issues
signposting to free online resources to support you going forward


Course leads

Anra Kennedy is Culture24’s Partnerships Director. Anra works with museums, galleries and heritage organisations across the UK and internationally. She specialises in digital literacy and skills development, digital publishing and cultural education, all with a view to supporting organisations’ resilience, impact and social purpose. She brings extensive experience of training and mentoring museum leaders and practitioners, to build their confidence and empower change in their working practice.

Jane Finnis is CEO of Culture24. She is a cultural entrepreneur with a highly successful track record of dynamic leadership, cross sector partnership building and creative production work. Jane brings her recent experience as part of #CultureisDigital – a conversation between Government, the cultural sector and tech companies in order to better understand the creative potential of technology and boost the capability of cultural organisations.

This course is provided as part of Culture24’s Arts Council England-funded Sector Support programme.


Support towards Museum Accreditation

Organisational Health:

2.1 An approved forward or business plan which covers the current and subsequent planning year

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