Digital Heritage Hub

Heritage Compass Symposium 2023

Digital Heritage Hub

The Digital Heritage Hub seeks to answer small to medium-sized heritage organisations’ 100 most pressing and frequently asked digital questions across four initial themes. Cause4 worked on two of these themes as part of a consortium led by University of Leeds with Museum Development Yorkshire.

The Digital Heritage Hub launched in 2022 having received DCMS and National Lottery funding, distributed by the Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. It was recognised at the Museum + Heritage Awards 2023, receiving a prestigious Highly Commended accolade in the Sector Support Award category.

The Digital Heritage Hub has now been expanded across five themes:

  • Digital engagement and activities
  • Finding, creating, sharing and archiving digital content
  • Digital leadership and organisational development
  • Business models and recovery planning
  • Digital stories: collaboration and volunteering

Explore Heritage Compass

Clair Obscur – Conception

From 2020-2024, more than 200 heritage organisations from across England took part in the Heritage Compass programme.

Visitors view dyed yarns in Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft's Dye Garden
Visitors view dyed yarns in Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s Dye Garden

Benchmarking is a helpful tool to help improve standards, or to support decision-making.

The Liliesleaf Trust UK
Case studies

Explore the case studies written by Kate Rodenhurst and Tamsin Cox at DHA as part of the Heritage Compass evaluation.

Court Barn
Court Barn – photo by Alec Miller

Whilst the core Heritage Compass programme has come to an end, as part of Heritage Compass Legacy, we are continuing to support the sector through a range of targeted activities.