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ResearchSpace Symposium- Building cultural heritage knowledge

posted 19 Jan 2017, 01:00 by Dominic Oldman   [ updated 11 Mar 2017, 05:58 ]

A British Museum ResearchSpace Symposium funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation
Date for Diary - Thursday 27 July – Saturday 29 July 2017
Booking for 27th and 28th available at

29th Workshop will be advertised separately.

This conference seeks to highlight the challenges for sustainable knowledge building between cultural heritage institutions, universities and the other interested audiences. How do we combine knowledge, skills and experience to create digital resources that have high research value, meaningful content, and are interesting to a wide range of people and groups? How can interdisciplinary work be practically supported and maintained? How can the outputs of digital research be academically robust and accessible for reuse in other projects? How can we avoid digital disruption and fragmentation? Finally, what role should cultural heritage institutions and organisations play in preserving and disseminating knowledge?
The conference will include papers about the principles, methodology, techniques and viewpoints of people and projects attempting to answer these questions and provide practical solutions. The focus is not simply on integrating and connecting information, but about connecting people and knowledge from different backgrounds, skills and experience. The conference will include workshops that talk about and demonstrate techniques used to transfer knowledge systems to the World Wide Web.
Further details will be available soon. If you would like to submit a paper for the conference, email Maria Anagnostopoulou at