It’s a myth that digitizing museum collections is too expensive, slow, or hard from a technical perspective. Provides context and ideas.
Museum collection digitization is not cheap, not fast, not technically easy. Museum professionals should educate stakeholders about this myth.
There are five museum digitization myths, and it’s time to dispel them. The first myth is that we can or should digitize the entire museum collection
The budget is key to a grant application; it’s the last check to ensure everything is correct and your budget request aligns with the project scope.
Overview of seven core areas to focus on in grant applications and how to construct a museum digital project to gain a competitive advantage in each.
Museum funders want to support the most interesting aspects of museum work, but there are grants for foundational projects, especially digital ones
Interview with founder and director of Arc/k Project, Brian Pope, about the benefits and pitfalls of citizen-science and digital CHE
To help with planning digital projects, create a blueprint for where/how each pending project will fit in; elements of blueprint for success
The scope of your museum digital project will be influenced by the priorities of the museum, the needs of the collections, and the resources available
The scope of any museum digital project is influenced by the priorities of the museum, the needs of the collections, and the resources available
Museum staff must find ways to prioritize and protect uninterrupted thinking time to generate compelling, achievable museum digital project ideas
Museum grant writing is part science, part art; your application must have sound structure, meet certain benchmarks and must catch reviewer attention
For museum professionals, investing in yourself is a good decision, but should balance what you need versus what you have the time and money for.
Museum professionals engaging in degrowth can focus on the most important aspects of their work and be more intentional with time, attention, budgets
For museum professionals; this post outlines three methods for self-evaluation—with ideas for where to find self, peer, and market value information.
5 steps to creating a Museum Grant Roadmap for 2022, from a museum expert and consultant, proven practices
Tips from a museum expert and consultant to help museum workers—and the broader museum community—survive the uncertainty of the next pandemic year.
Museums that prioritize accessibility, are ethical in job creation, and have the resources to pursue exciting digital projects will thrive in 2022
A review of how museum closures, collections deaccessioning, and digital collections actually evolved compared to Rachael Woody’s 2021 Museum Forecast
Museum professionals can take a number of actions to prepare for funding opportunities; here is a game plan from a museum expert and consultant
Museum professionals must lobby for increased funding, proposing a liberated form of financially aiding museums via easily granted financial awards
This post on museum digital project workflows offers expert advice on how museum professionals can become confident workflow creators and managers.
To determine digital project workflow, project activities need to be defined, standards and specifications considered, and resources identified.
Museum digital projects include object digitization and cataloging; and established workflow for staff to follow is critical to success.
A museum digital project usually involves costs of training and education, increased personnel capacity, or working with a consultant