Every Object Tells A Story, June 2004

Every Object Tells A Story, June 2004

Jo Jones, Web Content Manager, Member of Project Team

My name is Jo and I am a web content manager at the V&A. I have advised on the IT/ digital side of the project and will be managing the Sackler Centre's web presence both during construction, to keep you up to date, and once it opens in 2008.

Digital technologies can allow visitors to completely redefine their museum experience and are now an integral part of how we communicate with our various audiences.

As part of our research we commissioned Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton to advise us on IT in the Sackler Centre. We asked them to give us specific technical advice on how to achieve our objectives. This included designing an effective, secure, participative digital learning environment for the Centre; advising on the equipment we would need and on likely future developments in technology to allow for updating our systems without frequent refits.

They were asked to:

  • Design an IT system for the Sackler Centre as a whole.
  • Recommend how to set up the Digital Studio.
  • Provide specifications and advice for the IT equipment we would need.
  • Advise on issues of maintenance and running costs, software, licences, upgrading etc.

Read the Learning Lab IT report (Large PDF file, 1,626KB)