Art collections for the future

Chris Sheppard and Beccy Shipman, will talk about the future of the university art collection, and will give a tour of the Library's new digitisation studio on Saturday 23 June 2012.

By the end of 2012, the University Art Collection will be digitised and housed in an online image database.  To mark the launch of the database, the Gallery's 'Paper Trails' exhibition shows some of the collection's hidden treasures, soon to be accessible to a worldwide audience through the web.  While this is undoubtedly a cause for celebration, the digitisation of rare objects and artworks also has the potential to change the way we perceive and interact with them, raising questions about what the collections of the future will look like.

In a follow-up to the popular 'Archives for the Future' event, join Brotherton Fellow Chris Sheppard and Digital Content Coordinator Beccy Shipman, for a talk on the future of the collections, accompanied by a tour of the Library's new digitisation studio.  There will be a chance to see the large format scanner in action and find out more about the digitisation process. Other great items from the collections will also be on show.

The group will meet at the Gallery at 11am, but the talk will take place in Special Collections, which is upstairs in the Brotherton Library.  The talk and tour will finish at approximately 12.30pm.

The workshop is free, but places are limited so please book your place in advance by e-mail, telephone (32778), or online.

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