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The Digitarch Summer School to develop digital skills for cultural heritage professionals, particularly archaeology, starts again this year!

Digital skills and jobs are a key action area of the EU Digital Strategy (2019-2024) and the Digital Compass 2030 and are reflected in the National Digitisation Plan, which is the strategic vision with which the Ministry of Culture intends to promote and organise the digital transformation process in the five years 2022-2026.

ALL DIGITAL, in its ‘Manifesto for Improving Digital Skills in Europe‘, suggests that e-skills courses should provide a holistic training experience that includes skills to support employability, career progression, and key life skills, such as communication and collaboration. Training should also promote the importance of ethics, sustainability and security as critical aspects of digital competence.

Digitarch seeks to offer this type of experience. Digital competencies are necessary for cultural heritage practitioners because they enable them to preserve and implement strategies to engage the most current and relevant audiences.

This year, the Summer School will collaborate with Wikimedia Italia to make content more accessible and open.

Linda Volkers, head of marketing at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, in 2019 interviewed for the MU.SA project said: “What I see is that museums need to change their behaviour. They should be able to share their collections with fewer restrictions. Of course, we are custodians of our collections, but we need to bring them to the public.”

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The Summer School is activated on the proposal of the University of Bologna - Department of History Cultures Civilisations (DISCI), in collaboration with Fondazione Alma Mater, Museo Civico di Modena, Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia, Melting Pro, Hellenic Open University.
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