Museums in a Digital World

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The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
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Organiser: events@linnean.org
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

LUNCHTIME LECTURE 12:30–13:00 Wednesday 5 April 2017

Museums in a Digital World

The basis of every museum is their physical collection of objects, they could not exist without them. In recent decades museums have put significant resources into digitising collections, particularly through photography. This lunchtime lecture will explore some of the reasons behind digitising collections, and will ask what museums are doing with their new collections of digital objects. This has a huge potential for how museums and other organisations could use object images, but are museums being realistic about how their images might be used? 

Jack Ashby FLS, Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London, will talk through some of the ways museums have been embracing digitisation, and the possibilities for museums on social media.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is not necessary. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tea and coffee will be served in the Library following the event.

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