Three Swedish museum organizations are, in 2016, particpating in the training and development program, Sweden Digital Identities Porgramme – A step towards a digital organization. The goals of the programme is to define and create digital stories for museums. The training programme started January 27, 2016 and runs throughout the year. The museums participating are the Swedish Performing Arts Agency, The Nordic Museum and Museums of World Culture.
The programme started in Sweden in 2015, with Swedish Museum of History, the City Museum in Stockholm, Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Technology participating throughout the year.
The programme aims to create a digital identity for the organization, and to create a value-driven digital ecosystem that invites various visitors to interact with the cultural heritage. The participating organizations will also explore new digital trends. This includes social media, 3D printing, open data and digitization to increase access to the historical collections.
The programme is based on the concept of Digital Identity developed by Abhay Adhikari (PhD), an education concept with seminars and workshops that have been delivered to a variety of audience in nine countries, from creative entrepreneurs in Moscow to multinational companies managers in Berlin.
The one-year development programme is implemented in four phases, which includes training in digital tools, creating social media campaigns with a special focus on storytelling, building a network of physical and virtual activities, and to create sustainable strategies and methods.
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Lead facilitators are
Abhay Adhikari (PhD)
Abhay Adhikari (PhD) is currently based in the UK where he is working with government, media and cultural organizations to develop change and advocacy programs. This includes Telegraph Media Group, Channel 4 Television and Leeds City Council. Abhay has a research background in biofeedback Gaming.
Kajsa Hartig (MA)
Kajsa Hartig is a Senior Advisor at the New media department, The Nordic Museum/Nordiska museet. She is also chair of IdeK. Kajsa has more than 20 years experience of digital development in museums and archives. She is regularly presenting at national and international conferences, and provides through IdeK training for the Swedish cultural sector.
IdeK is a hub of excellence in digital media, with a focus on cultural heritage. The board members are working in the heritage and non-profit sector, f.ex. Nordiska museet, The Royal Armory, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan and Västarvet.