Toolkit and Mapping Report
The present toolkit is an outcome of a series of webinars and continuous discussions of the DigMus core group, comprising museum professionals, scholars, and representatives of governmental institutions managing cultural heritage and digitisation from Sweden, Estonia, and Lithuania. It intends to support museum professionals with a more nuanced understanding of the possibilities and implications of digital technologies to facilitate more sustainable digital transformation in the museum sector. Conscious of different approaches to digitisation in situ and constant technological change, this toolkit does not aim to provide a one-size-fits-all solution and strict guidance but instead sought to clarify key terms and highlight crucial aspects of the museum. For a more nuanced understanding of the themes and materials of this toolkit we suggest looking into the video recordings from three webinars that provide a broader perspective on the aforementioned issues.
The selection of the themes and tools in the toolkit was inspired by the outcomes of the mapping stage of the project. The mapping report includes a detailed overview of the methodology and key findings of the survey. The survey consisted of three sections that cover background information about the respondents and institutions, insight into professional practices, and recommendations for prospective training. With this survey, we do not aim to evaluate the performance and ability of different museum professionals to carry out specific digital activities. Rather, we try to generate a better understanding of the existing shortage in digital skills and competencies in order to tackle them by providing tailor-made professional training in the second stage of the project.