Upcycle digital heritage event in Derry a great success

The upcycle digital heritage event, which took place at the Guild Hall in Derry on Wednesday 12th October, was a lively and interesting day.

The event, which was organised in a collaboration between CARARE, the Discovery Programme and the Fab Lab in Derry, aimed to bring together people from the culture, education, tourism and creative industries sectors to discuss ways of using and re-using cultural heritage digital content. 

We heard key-note presentations from four inspirational speakers - Dr Stuart Jeffrey of the Glasgow School of Art, Antonella Fresa of Promoter, Dr Danielle O'Donovan of the Irish Heritage Trust and Niall O HOisin of Noho.  Following each presentation there were lively discussion sessions as participants thought about and discussed a wide range of issues.  During the day we saw some interesting results from digitisation projects but our focus was more on the processes - how to engage with communities and respond to their priorities for their local heritage, how to design learning experiences which really stimulate people's interest, and much more. 

We will publish a report about the event shortly.