MW2010, Wikimedia, ash clouds: a week in cultural heritage online

Latest news and blogs

MW2010, Wikimedia, ash clouds: a week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s guest post is written by Mia Ridge, Lead Web Developer, The Science Museum] I will start with a confession: the title of this post is really a lie – I’m mostly writing about the last fortnight in cultural heritage.  As one of those stranded overseas by Iceland’s volcanic ash, my post-Museums and the […]

On curators, journalists, museums and digital publishing

[This week’s guest post is written by Jon Pratty, Arts Council] “Can museum content creators move 2 pace of journalists?” tweeted Effie Kapsalis, reporting from Seb Chan’s presentation at Museums and the Web 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Since I wasn’t at MW2010, just attending vicariously via Twitter and the Conference.archimuse.com website, it was kind of […]

05/04/10 The week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s guest post is by Jeremy Ottevanger, Web Developer at Museum of London Pecker up, Buttercup! Following the uplifting experience of the 2009 Jodi Awards, I vowed to stop being such a miserable sod and to blog some optimism. Well, due to some duplicity on the part of the space-time continuum that never happened, […]

29/03/10 The week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s guest post is co-written by Rhiannon Looseley, e-Learning Officer (web), Museum of London and Claire Ross, a researcher at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities] This week there are two of us blogging – we decided we’d be able to cover more this way –  and we want to concentrate first on some […]

22/03/10 The week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s guest post is written by Gemma Sturtridge, Assistant Collections Officer at the Museum of Croydon] This week I came across the launch of the Connected Histories Project.  Once completed this aims to become the first port of call for researching historical sources by linking up existing databases. This sounds like an exciting project […]

15/03/10 The week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s post is written by Nick Poole, CEO, Collections Trust] It’s been quite a week for Digital cultural heritage! The first stop was a series of new funding calls from various UK and European agencies. Those of you interested in online access and innovation should take a look at the JISC call on Access to […]

08/03/10 The week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s guest post is by Paul Reynolds from McGovern Online. Paul is based in Auckland , New Zealand. He consults to the museum library and gallery sector in Australasia. He blogs at People Points. He will be in London in September] Te Ara – The economy and the city Last night the rain drummed […]

01/03/10 The week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s guest post is by Jane Finnis, Director, Culture24] Portal pain and Wikipedia love Why is the European Commission still convinced that people want their online culture served up via a hideously named “one-stop-shop” portal? Last Wednesday, instead of watching the new episode of Mad Men, I sat down to read the latest EU report (120 […]

The week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s guest post is by Shona Carnall, Education Officer at the Museums and Heritage Service, Hartlepool Borough Council] This week I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the Bits 2 Blogs e-learning event at Teesside University, hosted by MLA. A fantastic event and with some inspirational speakers focussing on some great online […]

15/02/10 The week in cultural heritage online

[This week’s guest post is by Danny Birchall, editor of the Wellcome Collection website] A remarkable gallery closed its doors on Valentine’s Day. The Museum of Everything was a temporary collection of outsider art in a former recording studio in Primrose Hill. It brought together artists from beyond the art world’s mainstream, like Henry Darger, […]

Sign up to our event newsletter

Subscribe to our email newsletter and be the first to find out about MCG's annual conference and other events.