Learn how to set up a Digital Archive

To service our vision of ‘Africans telling Africa’s Story’ we have developed training programmes that help to bridge the digital divide for African heritage professionals. In doing this we have formed significant partnerships with trainers who are on the cutting edge of developments in the digital world internationally. The training programmes that have emerged out of these partnerships have proved amazingly successful and have certainly inspired us to keep innovating in this area. is a free resource, developed with funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery through World Press Photo, for professional photographers in the Majority World aimed at ensuring they can compete in both local and international markets of photography.

Our Heritage Digital Campus is aimed at exposing professional practitioners from African memory institutions to the trainers on the cutting edge of developments in digital preservation and access. The last Heritage Digital Campus was held in Pietermaritzburg 23-27 September 2019.

Where there is a need for in-house training in digital archiving we have experience at creating bespoke programmes to match an organisations specific requirements.

We run regular training for MEMAT System Owners whether onsite at a client premises, at Africa Media Online’s Head Office, or via Skype. We also produce training videos to reinforce our person to person training.

Prompted by Covid19 we have begun to run regular webinars on Digital Archiving. Click here to find out about any upcoming webinars that you can join.