UK Digital Strategy launched to improve access to culture

Posted March 13, 2017 at 10:20 pm

The Government’s UK Digital Strategy has been launched, setting out commitments to culture and heritage. The strategy includes plans to ‘accelerate the digitisation of culture, and make culture accessible for all’. It pledges to:

  • Undertake a Digital Culture project to look at how arts and cultural organisations can make the most of the opportunities offered by digital technologies and how to make the UK one of the world’s leading countries for public collections content
  • Within the context of the DCMS Museums Review, consider how museums in England can use digital technology to improve audience engagement with collections
  • Undertake a major enhancement and rationalisation of heritage records nationally and locally, including an update and improvement of Historic England’s customer-facing IT

The full strategy can be found here.