Project Update

Lots of progress on the project over the next couple of months. The museum photography of the mammals gallery is now complete, only the editing of the images is left to be done. The images will form part of a new interactive experience, which will be replacing the dated gallery that hasn’t changed for many years. Think iPads and Minority Report.

We have just started working on more of our wonderful Incunabula collection for Gale Publishing.  As with a previous partnership, the images will be transformed into microfilm for research in areas that have poor access to digital technology. This time however, we will be digitising 42 early printed English books, totalling near 8000 images.

From the 18-29th of October, the team will be at Tatton Hall, Cheshire, digitising 2 separate manuscripts. The first will be a Henry Purcell music manuscript, the second, the Wallington Manuscript, a diary of a man caught up in the English Civil War. As with Petworth, we will be ‘on display’ for the public, so feel free to come along and watch us work. We will be available to answer any questions and give advice.

There are still plenty of glass plate negatives in the queue too, 3 boxes of 28 are ready for photography, with plenty more waiting to be cleaned.

And don’t forget, running until the end of November is the Underexposed exhibition noted below. Very interesting events taking place to do with the exhibition, get booking!


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