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.

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

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