Jacquie Aitken

Digital Heritage Curator



Jacquie Aitken is Digital Heritage Curator at Timespan and has a background in archaeology, museums and immersive technology and has a lifelong interest in researching Highland history, landscapes and communities and has worked in the regional and independent sectors for over fifteen years. Her roles at Timespan include the digital curation of the museum and community co-production and over the last two years, she has led the development of new digital visitor experiences and virtual reconstruction models of the past, as part of the Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in the Northern Environment (CINE). As a supporter of community archaeology, Jacquie initiated the Brora Salt Pans Excavation Project and now leads the research group.

Jacquie will discuss the ways in which digital heritage can be used as a generative tool which has the potential to democratise cultural production and argues for it going beyond the spectacle. Real Rights is an online exhibit that’s been developed by Timespan to present the history of our parish within the intersecting frames of climate change and colonialism and provides an integrated framework for bringing together art, heritage and digital in the process of museum redevelopment.