Happy Museum is pleased to be working with new Affiliate, Culture24 and Battersea Arts Centre on a new action research project looking at the social value of digital technologies for museums.

As part of Culture 24’s successful digital change programme, Let’s Get Real, this project will explore how publicly funded cultural spaces such as museums & galleries and their collections can remain relevant in a changing digital age and begin to understand their social purpose.

Understanding the social value of digital technologies for museums is a largely unexplored area but one that is vital in helping them pursue their social and civic agendas. Across the museum sector there has been an important discussion concerning the evolving social value of museums and how they deliver positive social impact. At the same time we also recognise the significant changes that digital technologies have had on the way we live our lives today, on our communities and on wider society. In LGR6 we want to interrogate the sweet spot between these two areas.

Read more about the thinking behind LGR6 and take our survey below.

Between July and October 2017 Culture24 is scoping the LGR6 research project in a new and collaborative way and we invite you to help us design the scope/content of the action research.

We want to understand your museum’s relationship to social value and to digital technologies; how it has begun practically considering their connection (if at all); whether you have come across best practice examples of meaningful social value derived from digital technologies, from the cultural sector and beyond and what specific questions within this field you would like to see the LGR6 project explore.

To help capture your views we have designed a super short online survey which you can access here. Please take 5 minutes to share your views and also share this call for help widely across your networks.

The deadline for feedback is Friday 29 September 2017.

We will use your feedback to help scope the project, issuing a project brief, timetable and call for sign-ups in October 2017.
LGR6 consultation brief (1)