The Competencies Gap Map and what to do with it

Madeleine Harbich and Manuela Holzmayer, are project managers of the Cultural Heritage 2.0 project for the University of Vienna, one of the three higher education institutions in this project.  Here they outline the development of the Competencies Gap Map, and how it can be of value to your organisation.

During the conceptualisation and development phase of our Future Scenarios for the Cultural Sector, the project consortium identified competency gaps among cultural heritage organisations and higher education institutions. At the very beginning of this project, the consortium drew up a Competencies Gap Map in order to incorporate the findings into future project outcomes.

The consortium carried out intensive desk research and qualitative analysis through 34 interviews with Cultural Heritage experts and leaders as well as technology trend experts from 9 countries across Europe.

The Competencies Gap Map provides an overview of the competency deficiencies of three target groups, firstly the staff and leadership of Cultural Heritage Organisations (CHOs), secondly, the staff and educators of Higher Education Institutions, and academics who design challenge-based learning projects and learning interventions for students in higher education.  (Examples of such digital student consultancy approaches are held throughout this project.) And thirdly, HEI students in (digital) humanities, art and cultural study programmes (HEI students).

The competencies identified are important for the move forward into a post-Covid-19 Cultural Heritage sector in Europe.

Download the Competencies Gap Map here and learn about the Why, How, With Whom, Who and What behind CHOs transformation as well as the three levels of implementation.

By Madeleine Harbich and Manuela Holzmayer



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