Watch the Webinar "Leading Digital at a Time of Uncertainty"

Held on Thursday 22 October, 10 am UK BST (British Summer Time)

"It’s time to recognise that digital change in museums is about supporting people and not just mastering technology."

British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and the Museums Association kicked off our new conversation series called A Meeting Place: Global Online Discussions for Museum and Gallery Professionals with Leading Digital at a time of UncertaintyLook out for more webinar recordings as part of this series coming up soon.

This event was hosted by Professor Ross Parry, Deputy Head of School & Professor of Museum Technology at the University of Leicester, in in conversation with Nikita Yingqian Cai, Chief Curator, Times Museum in Guangzhou, Niall Kerr, Making the Future Programme Manager at the Nerve Centre, Northern Ireland and Irini Papadimitriou Creative Director of Future Everything.

The session was Closed Captioned, which means a transcript of the recording can be downloaded from the menu bar on the righthand side of this page.

To find out more about this event and speakers CLICK HERE

Below the video is a list of links and resources shared during the discussion.



Professor Ross Parry, University of Leicester

One by One:

One by One is a multi-partner international collaborative, run in partnership between The University of Leicester (School of Museum Studies) and a number of academic, museum, strategic, and advisory partners.

Europeana Culture24 Report:

The report has been produced by independent charity Culture24 drawing upon its substantial knowledge and experience in building the digital capacity of GLAM professionals and organisations, and its network of key individuals and organisations across Europe and internationally. Note: ‘GLAM’ refers to galleries, libraries, archives and museums.

Digital Culture Compass:

The Digital Culture Compass was commissioned by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the UK Government’s Culture is Digital initiative. The Digital Culture Compass includes a Tracker to help any museum, gallery or cultural institution see where digital lives in its organisation


Nikita Yingqian Cai, Times Museum, Guangzhou

Times Museum website and recently launched digital journal:

What happens after the contactless art world?

Nikita reflects on the contactless artworld at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Conversation with Nikita Yingqian Cai, Times Museum:

An interview with Alex Klein and Tausif Noor, ICA Philadelphia, about instituting in times of Covid-19


Niall Kerr, Nerve Centre

Nerve Centre:

Making the Future:

Making the Future is a new cross-border cultural programme which empowers people to use museum collections and archives to explore the past and create a powerful vision for future change. Making the Future use significant objects, collections and archives as a stimulus to pose challenging questions about the past, ‘take the temperature’ of where we are at currently as a society, and create a manifesto for our future.

Culture Lab:

CultureLab is an exciting exhibition at the Ulster Museum exploring cultural stereotypes and posing questions around issues of culture and identity. CultureLab is part of the Making the Future project, led by National Museums NI and the Nerve Centre.

100 Shared Stories:

100 Shared Stories is a digital creativity programme to create 100 shareable digital stories inspired by the consortium's archives and collections, reflecting on the last 100 years of Irish history.


Irini Papadimitriou, Future Everything

Future Everything:

Unintended Consequences:

An exhibition, lab and public engagement project exploring stories of environmental change present within the landscape of Quarry Bank and building an evolving installation starting with the oldest recorded tree on site and a dendrochronological sliver extracted from its core.


Likelike is an open source project by video games artist Paolo Pedercini (Molleindustria Games) during COVID-19 to create a virtual version of the videogame gallery in Pittsburgh, United States. The code is available on GitHub so anyone can modify it to create their own virtual exhibitions, multi-user environments or games:

Future Focus:

Future Focus is Future Everything’s new programme exploring the role of arts and culture in crises