Records mostly refer to images but also text, audio and video resources and are mostly about museum objects with library, archive and other kinds of collections also included.
The records have been created for many different purposes in many different ways over many years, via a range of funding sources, including Renaissance in the Regions; the Lottery and Higher Education and Research Council funding.
The Culture Grid brings these together and opens them up to new audiences and services: adding value to and increasing the impact of UK collections information
These are some of the many organisations and collections that have already added to the Culture Grid:
- The British Library (Collect Britain)
- Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (Imagine)
- Manchester City Galleries (online collections)
- Derby County Council (lead, Picture the Past)
- Devon County (Devon Etched)
- Lambeth Archives (Lambeth Landmark)
- Museum of London (lead Exploring 20th Century London)
- Leeds City Council, Library and Information Service (Leodis Photographic Archive)
- Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (online collections)
- Seven Stories The Centre for Children’s Books (online collections)
- English Heritage (Viewfinder)
- University for the Creative Arts (lead, Visual Arts Data Service)
And some due to add:
- The Public Catalogue Foundation (Paintings in UK collections)
- University Museums in Scotland (SPIRIT project)
- Inspire Libraries (Library Collection descriptions)
- The Geffrye Museum (Online collections)
If you wish to become one of the growing community of organisations using the Culture Grid to open up their collections the first step is to tell us about the collections information you could add to the Culture Grid. We shall then get back to you to discuss options and next steps. To do this, contact Grid Manager Phill Purdy at firstname.lastname@example.org.