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Digitising Cultural Heritage at the BM

A study day at the British Museum
Saturday 4 September, 09.55–16.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking advised

As well as revolutionising modern work and social life, digital technology is also transforming cultural heritage management. The power to store, organise and distribute vast quantities of complex data makes it possible to do things that only 20 years ago were dreams.

This study day brings together a selection of projects that embrace the potential of the digital world to broaden and enrich access to the world’s shared cultural heritage.

09.55 Welcome
Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum
10.00–10.30 The British Museum collection online
Julia Stribblehill, British Museum
10.30–11.00 The international Dunhuang project
Sam van Schaik, British Library
11.00–11.30 Tea break
11.30–12.00 Vindolanda tablets online
Alan Bowman, University of Oxford
12:00-12:30 Integrating digital papyrology
Gabriel Bodard, King’s College, London
12.30–13.30 Lunch break
13.30–14.00 The Ashurbanipal library project
Jon Taylor, British Museum
14.00–14.30 The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus
Steve Tinney, University of Pennsylvania
14.30–15.00 Persistent digital archives in cuneiform research and cultural heritage management
Robert K Englund, UCLA
15.00–15.30 Tea break
15.30–16.00 The Syrian Digital Library of Cuneiform
Bertrand Lafont, CNRS, Paris
16.00–16.30 Cooperation among research institutes and museums: the digital edge
Jürgen Renn, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

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