We started working with the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2019. As with any large web project, we began with a series of workshops with the teams at Burlington House and Kelmscott Manor. And – as with many of our amazing clients, we felt enormous privilege and excitement at being involved with a client with such interesting and varied context and content.

One of the perks of the job is literally getting to see behind the scenes at the organisation – and SAL was no exception – both Burlington and Kelmscott are full to the brim of amazing stories, artefacts, history and people.

The site we developed is large and complex, a WordPress build and design with a number of facets: event support, custom post types for SAL’s Collection Highlights (powered by CultureObject), a complex bespoke plugin built to support their Grant application process, a plugin which syncs with their Fellows CRM, and much more.

The Society are very proactive and continue to actively develop their web presence – we continue to support them and are currently working with them to develop a storytelling / exhibitions online platform.

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Website strategy and build for the Society of Antiquaries of London


Society of Antiquaries of London

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We have been working with Thirty 8 Digital since 2019 and they have been invaluable in the growth of the digital presence of our organisation. Mike and the team created our new website for us and continue to help us grow our offer. As a membership organisation and a charity our digital development project was extremely complex but Thirty 8 were great at bringing the many software and systems we have together including helping us understand the technology and acting as go between with our IT consultants for us. This made the process stress free for us as Mike understood our organisations needs and was able to ‘translate’ the tech jargon for us! We are a small organisation with limited staff resources but big ideas and Mike has been able to work with us to develop additional features since we launched our new website including a new exhibition site. Their knowledge of the museum and culture sector makes a huge difference when looking at future planning and projects as they have insights and contacts that have been vital for us in helping to deliver our charitable objective through digital projects. I can’t recommend the team enough, they have gone above and beyond to help us and have been a life saver more than once when we needed to turn around a project with a tight deadline.
— Danielle Wilson Higgins, Communications and Events Manager, The Society of Antiquaries of London

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    You and your team have provided us with an excellent piece of work which we can build on or update if we need to for a stage 1 application ...

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  • Mark Pajak, Head of Digital, Bristol Museums, Bristol Museums

    We are generating a huge amount of rich multimedia and narrative which we wanted to publish online to complement our exhibitions programme. User research has shown that our audiences engage better with longer form content rather than just a database front-end. Thirty8 Digital developed a stunning, flexible theme which allows us to rapidly develop narrative content in a way which is complementary to the exhibition development process....

    Project: Bristol Museums storytelling

  • Stefan Marianski, Digital Officer, Freud Museum, Freud Museum

    As a small organisation with limited in-house expertise, Thirty8 has been a lifeline for us. This is a friendly, down-to-earth agency that is deeply committed to helping arts & heritage organisations with their digital....

    Project: Freud Museum

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