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Planning for Doors Open Days 2021 is already underway! The 2021 festival will be both in-person and online. To support venues interested in creating virtual tours, podcasts and more, we are offering free digital heritage skills workshops.
We are working in partnership with the Centre for Archaeology, Technology & Cultural Heritage at the University of St Andrews to offer free workshops about how to share heritage digitally. Whether you want to create a virtual tour, video, or podcast, these 2.5-hour-long workshops will help you with the skills you need to share your buildings, landscapes, and stories. Each session will include an overview of the technology, practical guidance, tips and tricks, and where to find free software for your project.
The workshops are suitable for beginners and are open to all who work or volunteer in Scottish heritage. We also welcome anyone who is interested in using digital tools to promote and share Scotland’s histories, culture and places.
The workshops will be held over 6 weeks, with each week covering a different aspect of digital heritage. You can attend one, a few, or the whole series – simply select your date or dates by clicking the button at the top of the page.
The topics are: