A workshop on significant projects and valuable resources for arts and cultural organisations, large and small. For specialists working in the area of collections and archives, or for those who wish to find out all about it!

National Archives – John Sheridan, Director of Digital Collections

John outlines the National Archives Digital Services and Collection and how these provide a framework for UK archives. He also offers some creative views on the management of collections, archives and appropriate digital strategies to support them.

Art UK – Andrew Ellis, Director of Art UK

Art UK is the online home for the UK’s public art collections. As a digital platform shared by over 3,000 public collections across the UK, it acts as a global digital showcase for the nation’s art. Andrew shows how Art UK is opening up art in public collections for enjoyment, learning and research, and the benefit of a shared infrastructure across public collections.

Victoria & Albert Museum – Kati Price, Head of Digital Media

Kati presents the exciting project to bring the V&A’s collections online. The new system is based on an extensive survey of visitors and stakeholders, plus research aimed at gaining a well-developed insight into how the V&A’s collections are used. This will drive a new strategic approach for developing future solutions

Institute of Historical Research – Seif Al Rashidi, Project Manager

Seif describes the Institute of Historical Research’s HLF funded project “Layers of London” (www.layersoflondon.org). This is a fascinating map-based history website, whereby users can can access free historic maps of London and contribute to the creation of a social history resource about their area. Viewers will see much potential for using such a tool to engaging with their audiences.

Artefacto – Kate Lomax, Director

Kate provides an introduction to open source software, particularly the Omeka web publishing platform, and best practices for small organisations looking to publish their archives and digital collections online. Artefacto is an agency which designs and build digital products and services for libraries and the cultural sector. 

The Wellcome Collection Museum and Library – Tom Scott, Head of Digital Engagement

Tom describes how the Wellcome Collection is improving researchers’ access and engagement with its collections. Theirs is a creative approach, providing a coherent digital user experience that helps cultivate the exchange of ideas.

Produced by Fred Mundle


  • Date 01/11/2018
  • Time @ 10:00 – 16:30


  • Information Technologists' Hall