Policy paper

Culture is Digital

Using technology to drive audience engagement, boosting the digital capability of cultural organisations and unleashing the creative potential of technology.


Culture is Digital: June 2019 progress report (for download and print)

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Culture is Digital Executive Summary


The #CultureisDigital project was informed by an online open conversation last year and was borne out of the Government’s Culture White Paper commitment to review the digitisation of our public collections and enhance the online cultural experience.

It also builds upon the Government’s UK Digital Strategy commitment to increase digital skills, digital participation and unlock the power of data.

In responding to these challenges, the report showcases innovative projects in the creative sector, highlighting the extraordinary collaborations between our world-leading cultural and digital pioneers and makes 12 policy commitments.

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In June 2019 we published a progress report detailing the development of the 12 commitments and how organisations can make the most of future opportunities.

Published 7 March 2018
Last updated 18 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Scoping report and final report of Mapping digitised collections in England published.

  2. Culture is Digital June 2019 progress report published

  3. First published.