Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Andrew Lewis

Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
The ever thought-provoking Museums and the Web was in Portland this year. Several themes emerged for me from the sessions I attended, but first... Free downloads and links from tactics sessionThis is quite a big review. Before diving into this, if you just want the free stuff, here's some. In my session on tactics for delivering digital projects, I promised attendees I'd make a PDF...
Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
Some reflections from people who are using 3D for real now in museums. They are from two great pre-conference workshops at Museums and the Web 2013 in Portland. As it stands right now there are a number of issues and service delivery challenges for managers looking to embed 3D features permanently into their museum services. Useable 3D technology exists in one form or another now, that can do...
Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
Report from Bits 2 Blogs, Newcastle, 19 March 2013, organised by Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums - the 'annual event for anyone working in the North East cultural heritage sector who is passionate about using new ideas and new technologies to engage new audiences' This was a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking day - an interesting mix of people speaking on topics ranging from...
Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
On 12 March 2013, it was our turn to host the latest Online Manager's Forum, an informal gathering of people working in London museums and other cultural organisations, which meets every 2-3 months or so, to pool knowledge and ideas on cultural digital services.Asking visitorsThe topic for this session was finding out what museum visitors really want from mobile devices and mobile digital...
Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
In November we were participating at the annual Museum Computer Network conference (MCN), this year held in Seattle. The MCN conference is a great learning experience. You don't so much attend as get immersed. Our Lead Developer Rich Barrett-Small was on the programme committee for this year's event. Rich also organised workshops (read more about these in a previous post)I also offered my...
Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
UK Museums on the Web is a great opportunity for people in the museum sector to network and bring ideas together about the web and related digital. This year it was at the Wellcome Collection, London.Here are some brief highlights of sessions, but there were of course lots more great ideas buzzing about.Some themes emerging during the day included:a common acceptance that digital is ubiquitous in...
Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
We have been at the annual Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference this week, which celebrates its 40th year in 2012. This is a great mix of different tech people working in the museum sector and has a very strong open collaborative learning community. This year it's in Seattle.This year’s theme, 'The Museum Unbound: Shifting Perspectives, Evolving Spaces, Disruptive Technologies...
Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
Responsive design - making a website display in an optimal way for the user's hardware - is something that had been on our radar for quite some time. After all, nobody enjoys looking at a full-size web page shrunk down to tiny scale on a small mobile screen!Here is an outline of the initial release of the V&A website's responsive display for mobile devices and how this works. This launched in...

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