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Gairloch Museum targets digital reach with plans for new events and outreach coordinator; Coronavirus pandemic impact informs plans by award-winning Wester Ross visitor attraction for new outreach officer

By Hector MacKenzie

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Gairloch Museum has had a year to remember for a whole variety of reasons.
Gairloch Museum has had a year to remember for a whole variety of reasons.

AN award-winning Ross-shire museum is hiring after securing funding for a new outreach project.

Hot on the heels of jointly winning the Art Fund Museum of the Year competition, Gairloch Museum is on the hunt for someone to deliver a programme of entertaining, heritage-related digital content and blended learning activities for the coming year.

The events and outreach coordinator will develop, deliver and market a programme of activities, building on what has been achieved to date during the coronavirus pandemic.

The museum said that digital outreach had become "crucial" due to Covid-19.

It said: "We wish to reimagine our community engagement programmes, adapting our events and activities to better serve our existing audiences who are currently unable to visit.

"This project will build on the cultural activities that are already popular with Gairloch Museum’s members and visitors and will generate new activities that are suitable for blended distance learning. The project will leave a legacy of educational digital content and blended delivery activities that can be accessed both on-site and remotely."

The project is jointly funded by Art Fund, through their Respond and Reimagine programme, and Museums and Galleries Scotland Recovery and Resilience Fund.

For more see www.gairlochmuseum.org/downloads

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