We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers co-designing and piloting a training framework for upskilling the Arts and Humanities (A&H) community in creating, managing, and using multidimensional (2D/3D) digital media to unlock its potential.

Funded by the AHRC under the project “A Roadmap for a National Training Centre on Multidimensional Digital Media in the Arts and Humanities” (Grant No. AH/X007626/1), our aim is to support individuals and organisations, including Higher Education Institutions (HEI), Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) and the creative industries, to improve their current and future digital skills, in particular those needed to support their medium and long term vision.

We will work towards establishing a community of practice to support researchers and practitioners, as well as their organisations, to develop their skills in creating, managing, using and sharing data. We know that communities of practice already play a key role in supporting learning and upskilling.

We will pilot a range of activities that will support the community, in particular, we will pilot:

  • Developing a skills gap analysis tool for research groups or institutions to identify requirements for future skills.
  • Providing a range of training opportunities, both online and onsite, during the year including summer school and online learning resources.
  • Provide experience-based learning opportunities within organisations including galleries, libraries, archives, museums and heritage sites, as well as creative industries to develop skills and jointly explore the value and role of research data.
  • Promoting open research practices and robust data management practices including enabling access to open data.
  • Identify and signpost infrastructure and equipment which can be useful to develop skills.

Part of the AHRC-IDAH infrastructure to support researchers in the arts and humanities.