Knowledge Exchange Event & MGS Digital Transformation Network Meeting

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

This event is jointly organised by the Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation and the Museums Galleries Scotland Digital Transformation Network.

Aimed at cultural heritage professionals, it will be a hands-on exploration and exchange of different approaches to crowd-sourcing and co-creation.

Register through Eventbrite here.

See the final programme: KE Dec2 2015_programme

The day has three parts:
  • 10am-12pm: MGS Digital Transformation Network meeting (Kelly Forbes, Digital Engagement and Communications Manager, Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence & Loretta Mordi, Collections & Engagement Manager, Museums Galleries Scotland)
  • 12pm-1.45pm: Workshop 1 on the basics of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage led by Mia Ridge (Digital Curator, British Library)
  • 2pm-4.15pm: Workshop 2 on Wikipedia and edit-a-thons led by Sara Thomas (Museums Galleries Scotland Wikimedian in Residence) and assisted by Maarten Brinkerink (Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision)

The focus will be on thinking about how organisations can incorporate such practices into the design and implementation of digital cultural strategies aimed at meeting users’ needs. The event will address a real need in the cultural sector for guidance on how best to effectively direct limited resources towards digital engagement strategies and open knowledge models.

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This Knowledge Exchange event follows a workshop on Crowdsourcing, Co-Curation and Co-creation in the Cultural Sector on December 1, held at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. This full-day event brings together international speakers and experts from a range of cultural and heritage institutions to explore issues and challenges raised by crowdsourcing and co-creation initiatives. More information about the 1st December workshop.

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PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of travel bursaries are available to postgraduate students and early-career researchers to facilitate their participation at the workshop. For more information please contact


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  1. Pingback: Talk and workshop: Crowdsourcing in the Cultural Sector: approaches, challenges and issues, Glasgow - mia ridge

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