Led by internationally renowned experts, the Digital Futures Academy focuses on the creation, delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory institutions. Since 2004 the Academy has been run in the UK, Australia, South Africa and Ghana with delegates attending from over 40 countries. If you are interested in hosting the Digital Futures Academy then please get in touch with us at kdl-info@kcl.ac.uk.

The Academy teaches cultural heritage professionals from middle to senior management what is required to plan, finance, and manage a digitisation project - from start to finish. The Digital Futures Academy was founded and is led by Simon Tanner, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Simon works with major cultural institutions across the world to help them transform their collections and online presence.

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Simon Tanner, with the participants on a recent Digital Futures Academy event

Simon has advised, planned, or worked on over 500 digitisation projects. This Academy uses a combination of lectures, onsite visits, guest speakers, practical exercises, games and break out groups to achieve its aims. At the end of the course participants will have a plan of action to take home and a practical sense of how to plan, manage and fund digitisation projects whether big or small. All participants receive a certificate of achievement from King’s College London.