As the doors to our physical museums closed in spring 2020 we were all required to quickly pivot and find new and achievable ways to meaningfully connect with our audiences.  One of the many challenges we faced was how to ‘do digital engagement’, and do it well, when you’re a non-digital team.   This session will share a live case study from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, featuring a project that set out to address this challenge.  Jen Ridding and Flora Kay will discuss Barber Home, an ongoing digital project that has been running since April.  Barber Home combines a fine art collection with artistic commissioning to create engaging, relevant and sometimes surprising digital engagement outputs.  The Barber has no dedicated digital team and prior to Covid, digital output was tentative and limited- Jen and Flora will share what they’ve learnt along the way, providing practical tips and inspiring ideas for all colleagues, wherever you are on your digital journey.

Jen Ridding, Head of Public Engagement and Flora Kay, Learning and Engagement Manager, Barber Institute of Fine Arts located at the University of Birmingham

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You can get in touch with Jen or Flora here.

December 31 @ 14:30
14:30 — 16:25 (1h 55′)

Pre-recorded Webinar

Barber Institute of Fine Arts