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Date and Times Wednesday 1 December | 2pm-4pm
Prices Free - registration required
Contact HMSNHS@rmg.co.uk to register

Have you ever volunteered in an online cultural heritage project? Whether you have worked on a project coming from a museum, archive, gallery, or other cultural institution, we would love to hear from you.

Engaging Crowds: Citizen research and heritage data at scale harnesses the capabilities of people-powered research to enrich understanding of cultural heritage collections through digitally enabled participation. As part of this project, Royal Museums Greenwich is hosting an online workshop to hear volunteers’ opinions on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to online cultural heritage projects. 

If you have transcribed documents, tagged images, or volunteered on an online cultural heritage project in other ways, we would be very grateful if you would be willing to share your experience with us.

We want to know: what motivates and engages you? What kinds of tasks do you enjoy? What features do you like and how could the platforms you use be improved? What is it about online curatorial heritage projects that encourages you to give your time, and how can we make that volunteer experience better?

The workshop will start with short presentations from speakers, providing an overview of the Engaging Crowds project and a demonstration of a brand-new indexing tool on the Zooniverse citizen research platform, which allows volunteers to choose their own pathway through a citizen research project. An important part of the workshop will be informal discussions in break out groups where we will ask you to chat about your experiences and preferences relating to online volunteering.

Join us for an online only event.

Places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis. To register your place, contact HMSNHS@rmg.co.uk