Covid-19 – Bringing museums to the home in the Highlands and Islands region

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a workshop, seminar, course


Within the work of CUPIDO Digital Heritage Skills, the Highlands and Islands region are bringing Museums to the Home by Creating Virtual Museums. CUPIDO and HIE’s XpoHeritage will hold a series of online workshops aimed at the Heritage sector and hosted by University of St Andrews.
These workshops will aim to help develop skills that help heritage organisations to connect with existing and potential audiences through digital media.

The impact of COVID-19 on the heritage sector has been huge with museums and visitor centres closed and potential visitors confined to their homes. At the same time there has been a flourishing of online heritage interactions, often through social media and accessible via devices available in the home.

This series of 7 on-line workshops aims to facilitate the sharing of skills and resources, whilst helping to equip heritage professional and volunteers in working with heritage online.

The workshops are:

1 How to make heritage journeys
2 Digitising Movable Cultural Heritage
3 Connecting with Heritage
4 Virtual Heritage Journeys through Digital Maps
5 Going Live with Social Media
6 Virtual Reality Workshop
7 Creative Commons and Wikipedia
8 Virtual museums Workshop

CUPIDO partners and any organisations you’re working with that the workshops maybe of interest to are more than welcome to join. Further information including dates and joining instructions to follow.
PeriodMay 2020Jul 2020
Event typeCourse
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Heritage
  • COVID 19
  • Museum at Home