Locating a National Collection

Principal investigator: Valerie Vitale
Level: Large scale research AHRC

Valerie Vitale and Gethin Rees both have Research Rights for this project.

I would like to access PAS data as part of the AHRC-funded Locating a National Collection project, a collaboration between British Library (where I am based as research curator), University of Exeter, National Trust and Historic Royal Palaces. The project aim to help cultural heritage organisations to use location data - such as where objects were made and used or the places they depict and describe - to connect cultural heritage collections and engage audiences. Through scoping, workshops and audience research, the project will establish best practice and provide technical recommendations for a national system that allows collection items from diverse organisations to be discovered through location. The Pelagios Network of researchers, scientists and curators has developed a methodology to link research data with considerable success, building a community of partners and stimulating research. This project builds on their methodology, scoping improvements and exploring ways to render content accessible and meaningful to different public audiences. To test and scope this ambition, participating organisations will work on a set of thematic and technological case studies to understand the requirements of stakeholders, institutional, academic and public.

Referee: Matt Thompson (EH)

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