The MyMuseum Project – Digital Engagement and Online Portal Development

  • Published: August 13th 2020
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Culture Perth and Kinross is seeking to appoint software developers/digital interpretation specialists to develop the MyMuseum Project.

The MyMuseum project aims to inspire a step change in Culture Perth and Kinross’ capacity to meaningfully connect people with objects and their stories by introducing innovative and interactive digital engagement opportunities using accessible and fun online platforms.  Culture Perth and Kinross will be working in partnership with cutting edge practitioners from Abertay University to create the digital tools the museum requires to connect audiences to collections.  By engaging via the new portal, the user will be able to connect to the MyMuseum platform where they will have the ability to design a unique interactive museum environment and upload content from two highlighted Perth Museum and Art Gallery collections. An individual’s MyMuseum will have the capacity to be shared and visited by others. This will enable users to become advocates through curating and sharing content using the MyMuseum platform in addition to browsing the collections on the new portal.

The main project elements will be:

  • to design and develop a new online search portal that will highlight two collections from Perth Museum and Art Gallery;
  • to deliver an interactive digital table exhibit which will display these two collections (in a similar style to the portal) for public engagement;
  • and to collaborate with Abertay University to develop the process by which to deliver the MyMuseum interactive platform.

Fee: £37,000 plus vat

Culture Perth and Kinross is a dynamic charitable trust bringing art, culture, books, learning, creative communities, local history and heritage to people at 17 venues across the whole of Perth and Kinross. The Recognised Collection of National Significance is currently housed in the iconic building of Perth Museum and Art Gallery (one of the UK’s oldest purpose-built museum buildings) and stored and displayed in the museum itself and across two venues including the Fergusson Gallery and Alyth Museum.

How to apply:

Further information about the contract can be found on the Public Contract Scotland (PCS) website.  To receive the full brief and accompanying documentation, interested parties must register interest via the PCS link: on or before 5pm on Wednesday 26th August.

Those registering interest will be invited to apply through Quick Quotes from Friday 28th August. The final submission deadline is 5pm on Friday 18th September 2020.

Image above a 3D render of a Celtic Stone Head found in Beech Hill place, Coupar Angus, Perthshire. Possibly early first millennium AD. PERGM 1992.503

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