Imaging & Archiving News is a monthly round up of the most interesting and informative articles we have come across in the last month plus a few of our own of course...
Museum projects to look out for in 2017
2017 will bring many exciting museum projects to fruition in the UK, from multi-million pound new builds, to restoration and conservation projects as well as the transformations of existing buildings. Here’s M+H Advisor’s top 10 projects to look out for in the year ahead.
Rare 17th-Century Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored
Physical maps may be disposable or obsolete today, but during the 17th century they were invaluable and prized documents. Naturally, it came as a bit of a shock when experts at the National Library of Scotland received a gift of a rare map by a well-known engraver that had been shoved up a chimney and forgotten for centuries.
Our digitisation workshops are for the libraries, archives and museums sector. Our main aim will be to show you an end to end digitisation process from capture through to online serving of the digitised content.
First draft of history: Computer analysis of 36m newspaper articles reveals untold story of Britain’s past
The sheer quantity of newsprint generated over the centuries means that reading anything more than a tiny fraction of that “first rough draft” is an impossibility for any historian seeking to polish it up into a more far-sighted narrative. Until now.
How to Digitise your artwork – photography and scanning
As practicing artists in a digital age, we all know the importance of getting our work online, and we do so by uploading images to websites, blogs, online galleries and so on. Because of this, it is so important that we pay attention to the quality of the images we share.