Spring into New Media
renowned University of Leicester Department of Museum Studies will once again be
running its three-day course promoting innovation and change in UK museums.
Spring School in New Media, a collaborative venture aimed at capacity building
within the country’s museums and galleries, will take place from Tuesday, 29
April – Thursday, 1 May 2003.
by mda, EMMLAC (East Midlands Museums Libraries and Archives Council) and the
Museums Computer Group, the School provides an occasion to reflect on the impact
and potential of digital media on the modern museum – a topical issue, since 'digital
heritage' figures so prominently in funding opportunities and strategies
throughout the sector.
at organisations wishing to develop their capacity in new media, the School
offers practical workshops, seminar discussions and demonstrations, and
participants will have the chance to debate issues, share best practice,
identify trends and opportunities, and build informed and effective strategies
for working with new media in a museum context.
contributions from both government and professional agencies, such as Resource,
mda and SCRAN (the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network), as well as
higher education and commercial sectors, sessions will include:
a host of positive comments from last year’s School, one participant said:
“The opportunity afforded by the School to have three days away was
valuable in itself. With excellent
sessions I gained real benefit from the experience.
I have been able to take back to colleagues a greater sense of new media
and more confidence to work with it in the future.”
for money and accessibility are prime considerations in organising this School,
through the combination of an affordable cost, bursaries, and carefully compiled
study materials sponsored by mwr ltd that enable participants to pass on their
training and knowledge to others.
fee is £150, including study materials, refreshments and selected meals. In addition accommodation packages of £240 and £290 (inclusive of
the registration fee) are available from two local hotels just three minutes’
walk from the University. Numbers are
limited to eighteen to provide an environment that is conducive to active
information on the Leicester Spring School for New Media is available from Dr
Ross Parry, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +44
(0)116 252 3963, postal address:
School in New Media
TO EDITORS: Further
details are available from Dr Ross Parry, University of Leicester Department of
Museum Studies, email email@example.com, tel +44
(0)116 252 3963.
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