Release of our new website

On the 15th of May we quietly launched our new website phase one www.bristolmuseums.org.uk which was made possible with the hard work of lots of staff here and at fffunction. I’ll be writing very soon about the weeks in the lead up to release, what happened at launch and what we have planned next.  

Improving our Users Experience and Data driven decisions: Digital User Research at Bristol Culture

Introduction I’m George, a new member of the team on a year fixed term contract, coming from a background of website UX and other IT technical experience. My former role had a high focus on web standards, accessibility and a lot of ownership over what with publish but following guidance. I have taken a big … Continue reading Improving our Users Experience and Data driven decisions: Digital User Research at Bristol Culture

QR codes! And labels! And ongoing research into on-site audience participation! (…Oh my)

If you didn’t know already, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is home to a permanent gallery exploring the history of Egypt. This gallery hosts information belonging to the objects on touchscreen enabled kiosks. When they were installed this was the height of in-gallery audience interaction. As we re-opened in September 2020 after lockdown, the use … Continue reading QR codes! And labels! And ongoing research into on-site audience participation! (…Oh my)

Michael Simpson, Digital Intern- Bristol Museums

About Me I am a MA student studying Museum Cultures at Birkbeck University,(London). I have an academic interest in Black History and telling the stories of underrepresented groups and communities. A part of the course requires me to undertake a work placement (remotely) in which there was an opportunity to be a Digital Intern for … Continue reading Michael Simpson, Digital Intern- Bristol Museums

Exploring engagement in a digital museum: interning at Bristol Culture

When Colston was toppled on the 7th of June 2020, the Bristol Museum website received a record number of pageviews. In contrast to the lower engagement during prior months of the pandemic, this was pretty striking. Understandably, not many people were checking the museum Opening Times or What’s On pages as museum doors were closed … Continue reading Exploring engagement in a digital museum: interning at Bristol Culture

CV19 – Digital Battle Plans

Background Bristol Culture receives an average of 2.5 million yearly visits to its websites (not including social media). Additionally, we have different demographics specific to each social media channel, which reflect the nature of the content and how users interact with the platform features offered. Since March 13th visits to the bristolmuseums.org.uk have fallen off … Continue reading CV19 – Digital Battle Plans