Many communities have objects in their local landscape that have a fascinating story of heritage. A few people may know (some of) the story whilst others may be so familiar with these objects that they almost fail to notice their existence. Once people begin to study and explore objects within their locality they can begin a fascinating journey of learning and discovery. We’ll use a range of digital tools including Wiki’s, Web curation tools, Digital maps, blogs, Digital collaborative documents, Images, Audio and Video to study and publish what participants learn. We will use only Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). We will publish a manual of these tools and methods so that participants and others will be able to replicate this without cost.
Participants will have access to a range of digital resources that will also support their progress and provide regular access to heritage professionals. People can meet at workshops and discuss heritage, talk to heritage professionals and undertake field trips providing a marriage of the physical and the virtual. Finally, we will place a plaque near to each object (wherever possible) linking it to the online story.