How to support museum professionals to thrive in the digital environment? What are the digital and transferable competences in the museum sector? The Mu.SA – Museum Sector Skills Alliance consortium has been investigating what are the necessary skills and competences to support museum professionals in their digital transformation journey. Three focus groups organised by the Mu.SA project in Greece, Italy and Portugal identified the digital and transferable competences and updated the eCult Skills job profiles. Numerous interviews with museum directors, heads of communication, project managers, policy makers, ICT companies and media managers across Europe gave useful insights on the needs of museum professionals. As a result, four emerging role profiles have been identified: Digital Strategy Manager, Digital Collections Curator, Online Community Manager, Digital Interactive Experience Developer. In parallel, partners responsible for developing the training with Mu.SA have undertaken a desk research and an online survey to map out existing training provisions for museum professionals to develop digital and transferable skills. The research results will inform the building of training path (massive open online course (MOOC), e-learning, face to face and workplace learning) to avoid a mismatch between the job market and professional needs.
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