Our team is committed to helping the communities we support to grow and thrive through everything we do. As specialists in copyright, data protection and licensing we help charities, businesses and individuals manage rights, simply. We aim to actively support our community by presenting at conferences and events, developing free copyright and data protection resources and leading lobbying efforts on behalf of the sector for fair copyright and privacy laws.

Free webinars

Naomi Korn Associates has partnered with Europeana for a free webinar, Clearing rights in collections, part 1, which takes place on 20th October 2020. Naomi Korn will be joined by Ariadna Matas and Maša Škrinjar from Europeana and the session will seek to explain the processes of seeking permissions, evaluating risk, the documentation of rights and permissions in collections management systems, as well as other legal issues.  For more information and how to register your free place, see the Europeana website.

Naomi Korn will be leading a free webinar on An Introduction to Intellectual Property on Tuesday 3rd November 2020 in partnership with Museums Galleries Scotland. Naomi Korn will provide an introduction to key Intellectual Property components such as copyright, trade marks, design rights and database rights and their importance to the cultural heritage sector.  For more information and to register your free place view the Eventbrite page here.

Free Resources

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We have produced a free digital guide on the subject of Online Privacy and Security specifically designed for the Heritage sector. This is an essential resource for heritage organisations that can help them keep information secure & safeguard people’s privacy when working online. It contains checklists, practical advice and resources to help manage online activity.

The guide is produced for The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative and you can take a look at the guide here.

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We worked closely with Museums Development Yorkshire to produce free resources to support Volunteer Managers on the issues of copyright and data protection. These free resources can be found on our resources page and are specifically tailored to the cultural heritage sector but the issues can be applied to any organisation working with volunteers. All the resources are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Licence (CC BY SA).


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Heritage Digital is a project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Digital Skills for Heritage funding stream, aiming to increase the amount of high quality digital skills training and support available to heritage organisations. The Heritage Alliance is leading the consortium supported by Media Trust, Charity Digital and Naomi Korn Associates. Each member of the consortium has created bespoke training, online guides and resources to upskill the sector and build digital resilience. Take a look at the website for webinar updates and our free resources.


On 1st October 2020, Heritage Digital will be hosting its first big online event, #HeritageDigitalNow. The free event will focus on the 4 key themes of technology, rights, communications and marketing strategy. For more information about why you should sign up, please see the website.

We have teamed up with the Association for Cultural Enterprises to produce a course for the arts and heritage sector as well as those seeking an introduction to basic copyright principles. Copyright: An introduction will be available online from Autumn 2020 at any time via a computer, tablet or mobile phone! For more information about how to sign up, see the website here.

Supporting Lobbying Activities


Naomi Korn Associates supports the work of LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance) through secretarial help, contributing to campaigns and lobbying activities. As Chair, LACA (2012 – 2015) Naomi Korn headed up extensive Government lobbying efforts on behalf of the cultural heritage and library sectors, resulting in new copyright exceptions which support the work of organisations across the public sector. Naomi Korn Associates is proud to continue to voice the needs of our sector to Government to enable better access to important cultural heritage assets.

Virtual Artist in Residence Programme

The Virtual Artist in Residence Programme is part of our community engagement work, designed to assist artists by providing them with free access to our consultancy services. The programme supports all types of content creators by helping them gain a better understanding of how they can use and protect their intellectual property rights in order to build their businesses.  

Find out more about the programme or apply by emailing

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