Digital Cultural Heritage Blog
Digital Cultural Heritage is our first Arts & Humanities Partnership Catalyst, #AHPCatalyst, taking place Jan to May 2022. The Catalyst aims to explore what Digital Cultural Heritage means to the various industry sectors (private, public and third sector). A range of perspectives from colleagues across the College of Arts will initiate the process, highlighting what Digital Cultural Heritage means to the University of Glasgow as an academic institution.
Explore the blogs below to discover the research, insights and challenges facing the ever-evolving landscape of Digital Cultural Heritage.
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Tue, 10 May 2022 17:25:00 BST
When Sha Nazir, was working in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum he realised that effective storytelling can be an useful tool to help people learn. Since those initial observations, Sha has established Glasgow Comic Con and graphic novel press, BHP.
Tue, 10 May 2022 15:36:00 BST
Archiving the sounds of the UK poses some challenges. Although the British Library collects recordings, it doesn’t have the benefit of a legal deposit process akin to that associated with print publications; there is no legal requirement for artists to submit copies of their recordings to the British Library.
Tue, 10 May 2022 14:15:00 BST
The National Library of Scotland has a strategic goal to digitise one third of their collections in time for their centenary in 2025. Alison Stevenson, Associate Director for Collections and Research explains some of the challenges this ambitious goal presents NLS with.
Mon, 02 May 2022 10:40:00 BST
ISODESIGN is a Glasgow-based design media and software studio. They develop, design, and create large-scale, location-based installations. Though they began life producing graphics for television, over 80% of their projects are now for clients within the cultural heritage sector. A growing hunger for innovation hunger led to the creation of isoLABS which has a focus on purely on R&D.
Mon, 25 Apr 2022 22:13:00 BST
Providing access to the collection is a key concern for National Museums Scotland and doing so digitally is one of their strategic priorities. The global pandemic helped to place further emphasis on the importance of considering how different audiences might interact with collections, especially as Covid-19 forced museums and galleries to temporarily close their doors.
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:07:00 BST
For VisitScotland, digital cultural heritage represents an opportunity to engage with wider audiences and inspire them with what Scotland has to offer. The global pandemic brought about new challenges for VisitScotland and the wider tourism sector, especially during the first phase of lockdowns when travel was prohibited.
Mon, 14 Mar 2022 14:41:00 GMT
Digital heritage plays an increasingly important role in the work of the National Trust for Scotland. Michael Terwey, Head of Heritage Services and Consultancy for NTS explains more about the challenges this has posed and the opportunities it has opened up.
Mon, 21 Feb 2022 10:37:00 GMT
University museums occupy a unique place within their communities, representing a conduit for engagement by providing the expertise and a space in which collaborations between academic and non-academic partners can flourish to great effect. Over the last decade, the museum sector has experienced a dramatic development in digital technology. The global pandemic emphasised the value of digitisation and having an online presence.
Thu, 10 Feb 2022 13:59:00 GMT
Individually, digital technology and comics are sources of great potential, but when combined, they become an exciting force to be reckoned with. From working with museums, creating online resources to supplement exhibitions to creating educational resources for Education Scotland, Prof Grove embraces the benefits of Digital Cultural Heritage.
Mon, 07 Feb 2022 10:23:00 GMT
Though the pandemic created some challenges, such as preventing physical visits and connections to the Antonine Wall and its local communities, it has also led to new and exciting opportunities. By offering resources such as images, animations, and 3D visualisations online, those stories can be accessed by, and tied to international contemporary audiences and their perspectives.
Wed, 02 Feb 2022 12:05:00 GMT
Collaboration, particularly with partners outside of the university, allowed the DiNAR project to produce impactful and engaging results which really worked. ‘Viking VR’ and ‘Within the Walls of York Gaol’, both investigated the practices of design, creation and use of interactive and immersive media in museums and heritage organisations.
Mon, 31 Jan 2022 14:12:00 GMT
Historian Dr Steven Reid describes how a painting (‘The Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots’) went on to inspire an RSE funded project, from which online resources, a MOOC and an exhibition have been developed. Collaboration across a network of partners was at the core of this activity.
Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:29:00 GMT
Due to the proliferation of new technology, there is a new generation that thinks in new and unique ways. According to philosopher Michel Serres, we need to teach them differently. To do this, we need to understand how they experience the world, and what they may lose and gain through their digital interactions.
Mon, 10 Jan 2022 10:06:00 GMT
Professor Maria Economou shares her experience of engaging multiple museums & galleries, universities, and commercial organisations, to use storytelling as a way for visitors to heritage sites to connect more effectively with the past.