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Cultural Heritage Protection in a Post Covid Landscape: Session 2: Digital Strategies

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The focus of this session centred on the various opportunities, strengths and limitations for using digital approaches for cultural heritage protection post-Covid. Alongside facilitated audience participation, the event convened a panel of international speakers from across the digital sector to address areas such as virtual tourism, online training, the digital divide, digital dignity and other topics.

Khaled Hijab, Digital Governance in International Development specialist and Founder of Tech Tribes
Nada Hosking, Executive Director, Global Heritage Fund
Abira Hussein, Curator of the Nomad Project
Chao Tayiana, Founder of African Digital Heritage and co-founder of the Museum of British Colonialism

Cultural Heritage Protection in a post-Covid Landscape: Session 1: Introductory Session


Between June and September 2020, The British Council, DCMS and the V&A partnered to produce a series of interactive workshops, hosted by our Culture in Crisis Programme, that explored the role cultural heritage protection has to play in 'building back better', as the world moves forward into development landscapes significantly transformed by Covid-19.

The five sessions within the series each convened panels to discuss various strategic areas within this topic, including sustainability, development and the role of digital technologies.

Throughout the series we invited our audience to join the discussion online and contribute questions, both beforehand and throughout the interactive sessions. The workshops developed organically and in response to these externally provided inputs, stimulating debate, forging new connections, generating creative approaches, and identifying recommendations for future activities.

In Session 1, the British Council, DCMS and V&A presented the opening session of the interactive workshop series.

Stephen Stenning, Head, Arts and Society, British Council
Harriet Hoffler, Head of International Cultural Protection, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Vernon Rapley, Director of Heritage Protection and Security, V&A
Laura Jones, Cultural Heritage Preservation Lead, V&A (Host)