A visiting Foresight session and a series of workshops "Virtual Local History. North orientation".
The second grant for conducting a visiting foresight session and a series of workshops "Virtual Local History. Orientation "North". AMHK won the regional competitive selection in 2021 to provide subsidies from the regional budget to socially oriented non-profit organizations.
The traveling foresight session and the series of workshops "Virtual Local History. Orientation "North" is the second stage of the Virtual Local History project development. On September 13, 2021, the Association of Museums of Khabarovsk Krai held a visiting Foresight session in Komsomolsk-on-Amur on the basis of the Museum of Fine Arts. A total of 35 people took part in the Foresight session.
The main topic of discussion at the foresight session was the problems of museums in creating visual content and promoting the museum on the Internet with their help. During the general discussion, there was a clear understanding of the importance of museums working in the digital space to promote their collections, projects and events to a wide Internet audience. Participants in the event emphasized the lack of specialists, technical means and software for working with content; they raised the question of the insufficient level of competence and professional skills of specialists who are assigned to work in municipal museums to promote information in the digital field.
Therefore, more than half of the total time of the foresight session was given to master classes by experts, who shared the secrets of practical work with widgets and digital services.
A more rich and individually focused work of experts was continued at the workshops. The workshops as museum-digital workshops were held in the municipal museums of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Amursk, and Solnechny settlement. On September 14-16, 2021 the press secretaries of the houses of culture, libraries, botanical garden and zoo joined the event along with the specialists of the municipal museums. The total number of participants of the foresight session and the series of workshops is 65 people.
In addition to practical classes, master classes, and consultations by our guest experts, over the four days of field trips, we also took photos and videos of museum halls and gems of collections for future video clips. The photo and video content will be about municipal museums, their collections, exhibitions, and offers for visitors.