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Image of the Digital Futures 'Interactive Stories' training session

Museum Development Officers run training programmes and provide one-to-one support for museums right across London

We have made changes to our planned training programmes for 2020 - 2021, due to the pandemic. Our training is now delivered online and, where appropriate, the content our sessions is being made relevant for the current situation. You will be able to find our upcoming training sessions below and advertised in our weekly E-Update, which you can find at the bottom of our News page. If we need to make any last minute announcements for London Museum Development events, about event changes or cancellations, we will try to do so via email, but you will also be able to find last minute announcements pinned to the top of our Twitter timeline.

Our current programme of Digital Training will focus on helping museums with their digital activities during the pandemic. You can find recordings of our past training sessions, as well as helpful tutorials, on our YouTube channel. We have so far delivered sessions on Social Media, including 'What can it do for your organisation in lockdown', 'Strategy' and 'Analytics', as well as a session on 'Assessing your Digital Activities'. You can find an up-to-date list of our upcoming sessions below and more training recordings and tutorials will be added to YouTube over the coming months.

All paid and unpaid staff working for non-National (and non-NPO), Accredited museums in the London region are eligible to apply for our training courses. This includes furloughed staff. For further governmental guidance on the Furlough Scheme and training implications, please click here.

In 2018 - 2022, the Digital Futures Programme will excite the London museum sector with the possibilities of digital technologies and digital engagement. Through the training programme, London Museum Development will deliver at least 12 courses each year aimed at developing the digital skills of London's museums. These courses have been designed and tailored for London's museums, based on the feedback from our 2018 Training Needs Analysis of the London non-national museum sector (PDF 690kb, opens in new tab). The programme has also been influenced by the findings of the Mendoza Review, Culture is Digital and Digital Culture 2017 reports. You can find our latest training sessions towards the bottom of this page and you can find recordings of some of our previous training sessions on our YouTube channel.

YouTube Tutorials

We have developed a number of tutorials and training videos to help you with your digital work. You can find all of our videos on our YouTube channel, from training on editing videos to creating 3D digital models of your collections.