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Inition and Collections Trust partner to bring heritage to life in 3D

image: Inition logoLeading creative agency Inition and museum organisation Collections Trust have announced a groundbreaking partnership to open up new ways of displaying, interpreting and experiencing heritage using 3D technologies.

The partnership will open up new ideas, opportunities and guidelines for museums and galleries looking to explore the potential of 3D to improve public access and use of their collections, including an innovative platform showcasing the state of the art in 3D applications in the heritage sector.

New title identifies digital opportunities for cultural heritage in Horizon 2020 Work Programme

Digital opportunities for cultural heritage presented by the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-15 are identified in a new Essential Guide from Collections Trust. It provides a simple, accessible point-of-entry for those thinking about participating in consortia or projects funded by the programme.

One Collection to Unite them All – Is it finally time for The Distributed National Collection?

In his latest blog post, Collections Trust’s CEO Nick Poole explores the case for a Distributed National Collection in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. He highlights the potential to tap into a bigger public and political agenda relating to equality of opportunity and education, and says: “The Distributed National Collection is a concept that has provoked discussion and debate among the museum profession for decades. Perhaps, finally, it is an idea whose time has come?

Local Authority Museum Websites - A Report (pub, 26.09.2007)

A strong, independent web presence is vital to the mission of museums in opening up their collections and engaging new and existing audiences. In this original research from 2007, the Collections Trust presents the findings of responses from 23 Local Authority Museums concerning the need for a website that it maintained and accessible separately from that of their Local Authority.

10 Steps to a Digital Asset Management Strategy

10 Steps to a Digital Asset Management Strategy PDF


Author: Collections Trust
Publisher: Collections Trust
Publication date: 17-12-2013

Smaller Museums to Benefit as Arts Council England Funds Places at DAM Conference

image: Digital Asset Management for Museums Conference logoArts Council England is funding 50 places at Collections Trust’s Digital Asset Management for Museums Conference in London on 27 November, for small and medium-sized English museums. The majority of these places have already been allocated. To secure one of the remaining places, apply today!

The 50 small and medium-sized museums will receive expert advice about how to define, assess, and introduce effective Digital Asset Management. Conference delegates will hear formal presentations and case studies from leading museum professionals and participate in debates. They will be able to raise their own issues in a special clinic session, and leading DAM software providers will provide hands-on demonstrations in the breaks.

Google Digital Expert Joins Collections Trust Board

photograph: Steve CrossanGoogle’s Steve Crossan was confirmed as an Observer to the Collections Trust Board by trustees at its quarterly meeting in London on Friday 13 September. Steve will utilise his technical skills to provide a new perspective on the Trust’s activities, and provide expert advice based on his involvement in the Google Cultural Institute, an engineering group devoted to using technology to meet the needs of the cultural sector. Its projects include the Google Art Project and the Dead Sea Scrolls Online. Steve has been at Google since 2005, first as part of the team setting up Google's first R&D centre outside the US in Zürich, then as a Product Manager on Gmail in California.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Steve as an observer to the board” says Collections Trust’s chair Margaret Greeves. “We look forward to benefitting from his wide experience and considerable knowledge of the cultural sector, as well as his expertise in identifying and implementing innovative digital projects".

Using the Culture Grid with Drupal

A white paper describing an approach to using data from Culture Grid via OAI-PMH within an open source Drupal content management framework. Includes a case study on how this approach was used to build the Museum of London’s 20th Century London site (

SPECTRUM Partner Keepthinking Merges with Intelligent Heritage

image: keepthinking logoSpectrum Partner software and digital design agency Keepthinking has merged with cultural heritage consultancy Intelligent Heritage. The expanded company will position Keepthinking as a leading full-service agency for the cultural heritage sector.

Read more on the Keepthinking website.

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