Archives and Museums in the Digital Age


Museums focus on three core objectives:
preserving their collections, education and exhibition of objects and ideas. Museums in the digital age have been transformed by technology in all three areas. Perhaps the most dramatic area is in the way that they share information

Archives focus on preserving documentary heritage. At present archives are searching for digital solutions to archiving
and how to implement online sharing of resources.  

This lecture focuses on practices and ethical issues surrounding digital platforms and how they museums and archives interact with the public.


Definition of a museum and an archives

Digital cataloging

Digital Asset Management Systems

Social Media

Intellectual Property Issues



§ Discussion – how are museums and archives different from other cultural institutions

§ Exercise – physical cataloging verses digital cataloging

§ Demonstration – How to apply metadata to an object

§ Explore – different social media platforms

§ Discussion – what needs to be considered when addressing IP issues?

Course Details

Course Code : 2016_AM_01

Date   :  April 9, 2016

Time   :  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue : 14/F, On Lok Yuen Building, 25-27A Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

Course Fee :  HK$450

Teaching Medium   :   English

Speaker   : Mr. Robert Trio, Museum Consultant   website:


The Hong Kong Archives Society will award a certificate of attendance to participants.

Enquiries : please email to  or at 5401-7262.

Registration : Please complete the Registration Form (Word) / Registration Form (pdf) email the form(s) to, or post it to Hong Kong Archives Society, PO Box 8374, General Post Office, Hong Kong together with a cheque made payable to "Hong Kong Archives Society Limited".

HKAS members can enjoy 20% discount, current school teachers and school librarians (with appropriate proof) can enjoy 10% discount on training fee.