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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Digital project management 101: Getting your project off the starting blocks


This workshop will help you to get your project off to the right start. It will provide a toolkit for initiating a digital project in cultural organisations ensuring that you know the right questions to ask in order to get the answers you need. These approaches will be applicable to large or small-scale website development, multimedia and mobile projects. Working together we will troubleshoot your real-world examples and explore the best ways to tackle these issues in order to help you deliver a successful project. This is an opportunity to test out some of your ideas, share your concerns and benefit from the support and experience of the wider group.

The workshop will be led by Charlotte Sexton, Head of Digital Media at the National Gallery, UK and Carolyn Royston, Head of New Media at the Imperial War Museum, UK. We are both hugely experienced in digital project delivery and actively lead on new digital initiatives in our institutions. We have delivered a range of web and multimedia projects in our individual organisations and are responsible for the long-term delivery of strategic digital projects.

This is not a technology workshop, the focus is to provide some practical advice on how best to initiate a digital project in order to give you a solid foundation to delivery.

By the end of this workshop you will be armed with a guide to all the key questions you should be asking, some strategies to deal with common issues that will arise, and confidence in your ability to get your project off to a great start.

Participants that would benefit from this workshop include: those who are new to managing a digital project, or are in organisations that do not have the backing of large digital teams.


Workshop - full or half day


charlotte.sexton's picture
I lead the Digital Media department at the National Gallery, London, and am a multi-skilled digital professional focused on creating exemplary user experiences across the digital spectrum. I’ve been responsible for the development of some of the most widely recognised, award-winning projects within...
croyston's picture
I joined Imperial War Museums (IWM) in 2009 as Head of Digital Media and am responsible for the development, delivery and provision of new media across the five IWM branches (IWM London, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford and IWM North). This includes web, in-gallery multimedia and...