Discovering the local in national cultural heritage collections. How web maps can help the UK public engage with their ‘own places’Identity is a critical influence on the public’s engagement with cultural heritage. This article emphasises the role of geographical scale in this relationship examining how the presentation of local heritage can foster meaningful engagement with collections. The geographical information embedded in digital collections – such as where objects were made...
Rees, Gethin ; Hunt, Alex ; Vitale, Valeria ; Horgan, John ; Strachan, Peter
PresentationLocating a National Collection (LaNC) aims to help cultural heritage organisations to use location data — such as where objects were made and used or the places they depict and describe — to connect collections and engage audiences. Location-based interfaces such as web maps offer opportunities to open up collections...
Rees, Gethin ; Vitale, Valeria
DatasetResults of an audience survey conducted by Locating a National Collection and funded by the AHRC. The research has been led by the National Trust in collaboration with the British Library and Research Bods, a market research company who have delivered results using the NT’s ‘Our Place’ online audience research...
Vitale, Valeria ; Rees, Gethin ; Hunt, Alex
Research reportInterim report for Locating a National Collection project funded by AHRC part of the Towards a National Collection programme. Locating a National Collection (LaNC) helps cultural heritage organisations to use location data — such as where objects were made and used or the places they depict and describe — to...
Vitale, Valeria ; Rees, Gethin