Digitally Exhibiting Textual Heritage: Workshop 2

Published: 22 February 2022

25 February 2022

Funded by the Royal Historical Society and hosted by Information Studies at the University of Glasgow, the second of three workshops sees presentations from Andrew Prescott (University of Glasgow), Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania), Bob MacLean & Lizzie O’Neil (University of Glasgow), and Neil Curtis (University of Aberdeen) to discuss the landscape of written heritage exhibitions, both physical and digital, and consider what we might learn from the use of digital interactives within the museum sector.

Workshops will be held online via Zoom, are free to attend, and are open to practitioners, researchers, and students. 

Digitally Exhibiting Textual Heritage: Workshop 2 - February 25th, 2022, 2-4pm

Considering the topic from both pre- and post-pandemic perspectives, and defining "exhibition spaces" very broadly to include various points of access, this workshop series brings together librarians and archivists, museum curators, artists, and researchers to discuss the challenges of physical and digital exhibition, and the possibilities of emerging digital technologies for connecting audiences with the written past. 

The schedule for Workshop 1 is below. To register, please do so at the Eventbrite link; Zoom details will be sent to attendees closer to the event. Details of Workshops 2 (end of February) and 3 (end of March) will be circulated in due course.


14:00: Welcome and Introduction, Dr Johanna Green, Information Studies, University of Glasgow

14:15: Andrew Prescott (University of Glasgow) ‘Exhibition Loans in a Digital Age’

14.30: Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania) 'The Manuscript Exhibition That Never Was. Or Was It?’

14:45: Bob MacLean & Lizzie O’Neil (University of Glasgow) ‘Virtually Uniting University of Glasgow Collections for Teaching and Learning: The Benefits, and Hurdles Overcome’

15:00: Neil Curtis (University of Aberdeen) ‘Click, Collect and Exhibit: Teaching Exhibition Curation in Aberdeen’

15:15-end: Q&A

Please register on Eventbrite

First published: 22 February 2022