From Photogrammetry to Livestreaming to Interactive Storytelling: Four New Digital Tools You Can Start Using Right Now

Start your new year off right by exploring new digital tools! In this four-week virtual workshop, you’ll get hands-on experience using four free, open-source digital tools you can use to enhance your museum programs, exhibits, and online content.

Each week we’ll explore a new digital tool, see examples of how these tools are being used in museums, and have the opportunity to brainstorm with peers about how to integrate them into your own museum practice. All of these tools are free, many are open source, and things you can start using immediately.



OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) offers everything you need to take greater control over the quality and presentation of your online meetings. 

-Explore how OBS can take your live streams, Zoom meetings, and video presentations to the next level.

-Learn how to use your DSLR camera as a webcam using OBS

-Experiment with adding logos, lower third captions, and photo overlays in your Zoom/Teams/Skype meetings



Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. What does that mean? Well if you’ve ever read a choose-your-own-adventure book, Twine makes it easy to make your own online version.

-Learn how you can create interactive choose-your-own-adventure-style online stories using Twine.

-Learn how to embed Twine stories into your existing website.

-Explore how Twine can be integrated into museum learning programs.



Photogrammetry is the process of using 2D photos to create 3D models. While their models don’t offer the same fidelity as more expensive and time-consuming 3D scanning techniques, they are immediately accessible and affordable.

-Begin easily making 3D models of your collections using nothing more than a digital camera/smartphone, a computer, and free software.

-Learn how to host 3D images online.

-Explore cultural considerations for 3D printing and scanning objects.



Audacity is a free, open-source audio editing and recording program that runs on virtually any PC or Mac computer.

-If you’ve ever wanted to record podcasts or edit interviews or oral histories, learn how Audacity can help.

-Learn where to find royalty-free music online.

-Make your own mini-podcast.


Format: Weekly 1 hour online course with four sessions

Cost: $75 (non-members) $35 (members)

Time: January 27 - February 17, 2022 from 12pm to 1:30pm

BCMA Workshop: Four New Digital Tools You Can Start Using Right Now

  • Thursday Jan 27 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Thursday Feb 03 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Thursday Feb 10 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Thursday Feb 17 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM