The “Culture Shock!” project has used the motivational power of museums and collections to make a difference directly in the lives of more than 550 people who have created their own digital stories as part of the project, and indirectly many thousands more who have viewed the stories online or at broadcast events across the region. Over 550 people have engaged in digital storytelling workshops to create their own personal digital stories, learned skills in IT, creative writing and communication and taken part in group dialogue and discussion with one another. “Culture Shock!” is currently one of the largest digital storytelling projects to take place in the world. All of the stories have been inspired in some way by museums and galleries or are inspired by heritage and things that are important to people. All the finished stories have been permanently added to museum collections, broadcast online and at special events.