Research, projects and collaborations

Designed in collaboration with art historians, curators, archaeologists, and conservators to create digital systems that record research with provenance, accessible by both specialist and broader audiences. Each of the following projects has led to shaping the ResearchSpace tools and system.

Research, projects and collaborations

Designed in collaboration with art historians, curators, archaeologists, and conservators to create digital systems that record research with provenance, accessible by both specialist and broader audiences. Each of the following projects has led to shaping the ResearchSpace tools and system.

Research, projects and collaborations

Designed in collaboration with art historians, curators, archaeologists, and conservators to create digital systems that record research with provenance, accessible by both specialist and broader audiences. Each of the following projects has led to shaping the ResearchSpace tools and system.

Late Hokusai

Thought, Technique, Society

The project combines both scholarly inquiry into a focused set of research questions and the creation of an innovative online resource for Hokusai research. Targeted searching is possible across the online Hokusai collections of research partners British Museum, Freer-Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Digital annotation, analysis and online debate will be the future of Hokusai studies.
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Late Hokusai

Thought, Technique, Society

The project combines both scholarly inquiry into a focused set of research questions and the creation of an innovative online resource for Hokusai research. Targeted searching is possible across the online Hokusai collections of research partners British Museum, Freer-Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Digital annotation, analysis and online debate will be the future of Hokusai studies.
Explore ResearchSpace

Late Hokusai

Thought, Technique, Society

The project combines both scholarly inquiry into a focused set of research questions and the creation of an innovative online resource for Hokusai research. Targeted searching is possible across the online Hokusai collections of research partners British Museum, Freer-Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Digital annotation, analysis and online debate will be the future of Hokusai studies.
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We know a great deal about Hokusai’s life and the thousands of artworks he produced. ResearchSpace links, structures and interrogates this scattered knowledge in exciting, innovative ways which have simply not been possible up to now
Tim Clark, Honorary Research Fellow of the British Museum
We know a great deal about Hokusai’s life and the thousands of artworks he produced. ResearchSpace links, structures and interrogates this scattered knowledge in exciting, innovative ways which have simply not been possible up to now
Tim Clark, Honorary Research Fellow of the British Museum
We know a great deal about Hokusai’s life and the thousands of artworks he produced. ResearchSpace links, structures and interrogates this scattered knowledge in exciting, innovative ways which have simply not been possible up to now
Tim Clark, Honorary Research Fellow of the British Museum

Reconnecting Australian Collections

The overall goal of the project is to pilot approaches to facilitate Indigenous Australians’ access to and engagement with their distributed collections nationally and internationally and in regional contexts. Reconnecting Indigenous Australian communities with ethnographic collections is central to contemporary museum practice. By doing so, the project seeks to contribute to new theory around the ‘relational museum’, and new modelling of museum practice and museum development in Australia.

Reconnecting Australian Collections

The overall goal of the project is to pilot approaches to facilitate Indigenous Australians’ access to and engagement with their distributed collections nationally and internationally and in regional contexts. Reconnecting Indigenous Australian communities with ethnographic collections is central to contemporary museum practice. By doing so, the project seeks to contribute to new theory around the ‘relational museum’, and new modelling of museum practice and museum development in Australia.

Reconnecting Australian Collections

The overall goal of the project is to pilot approaches to facilitate Indigenous Australians’ access to and engagement with their distributed collections nationally and internationally and in regional contexts. Reconnecting Indigenous Australian communities with ethnographic collections is central to contemporary museum practice. By doing so, the project seeks to contribute to new theory around the ‘relational museum’, and new modelling of museum practice and museum development in Australia.

Amara West

Living in Upper Nubia under the pharaonic occupation
Amara West was a town created to oversee the occupied region of Upper Nubia between 1300 and 1000BC, now in modern Sudan. Research fieldwork by the British Museum (2008-2019) has provided the basis for a range of interdisciplinary research, based on architectural, artefactual, environmental, ethnographic and materials analyses. The project thus aims to provide new insights into ancient lived experience, with particular emphases on cultural entanglement, community vs state agency and techniques of production.
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Amara West

Living in Upper Nubia under the pharaonic occupation

Amara West was a town created to oversee the occupied region of Upper Nubia between 1300 and 1000BC, now in modern Sudan. Research fieldwork by the British Museum (2008-2019) has provided the basis for a range of interdisciplinary research, based on architectural, artefactual, environmental, ethnographic and materials analyses. The project thus aims to provide new insights into ancient lived experience, with particular emphases on cultural entanglement, community vs state agency and techniques of production.
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Amara West

Living in Upper Nubia under the pharaonic occupation

Amara West was a town created to oversee the occupied region of Upper Nubia between 1300 and 1000BC, now in modern Sudan. Research fieldwork by the British Museum (2008-2019) has provided the basis for a range of interdisciplinary research, based on architectural, artefactual, environmental, ethnographic and materials analyses. The project thus aims to provide new insights into ancient lived experience, with particular emphases on cultural entanglement, community vs state agency and techniques of production.
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ResearchSpace for the Amara West project provides an environment for knowledge accumulation from the early field documentation records, to the analytical narratives, to specialist reports. An integrated space that nurtures interdisciplinary work and the ability to visualise and explore information at different levels of granularity.
Neal Spencer, Deputy Director Collections & Research at The Fitzwilliam Museum
ResearchSpace for the Amara West project provides an environment for knowledge accumulation from the early field documentation records, to the analytical narratives, to specialist reports. An integrated space that nurtures interdisciplinary work and the ability to visualise and explore information at different levels of granularity.
Neal Spencer, Deputy Director Collections & Research at The Fitzwilliam Museum
ResearchSpace for the Amara West project provides an environment for knowledge accumulation from the early field documentation records, to the analytical narratives, to specialist reports. An integrated space that nurtures interdisciplinary work and the ability to visualise and explore information at different levels of granularity.
Neal Spencer, Deputy Director Collections & Research at The Fitzwilliam Museum

West African Bronzes

In late 2019 work began on a new research project focusing on the little-known Lower Niger Bronzes which originate from southern Nigeria. This collaborative project draws together archival, provenance and scientific research to create collection histories and object biographies for the Lower Niger Bronzes cared for at the British Museum.

West African Bronzes

In late 2019 work began on a new research project focusing on the little-known Lower Niger Bronzes which originate from southern Nigeria. This collaborative project draws together archival, provenance and scientific research to create collection histories and object biographies for the Lower Niger Bronzes cared for at the British Museum.

West African Bronzes

In late 2019 work began on a new research project focusing on the little-known Lower Niger Bronzes which originate from southern Nigeria. This collaborative project draws together archival, provenance and scientific research to create collection histories and object biographies for the Lower Niger Bronzes cared for at the British Museum.

Linked Conservation data

Linked Conservation Data is a Network of partners working on improving access to conservation documentation records. LCD provides guidelines for sharing conservation terminology and making modelling decisions for conservation data. The project built a pilot for exploring the conservation records for historic book treatments.
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Linked Conservation data

Linked Conservation Data is a Network of partners working on improving access to conservation documentation records. LCD provides guidelines for sharing conservation terminology and making modelling decisions for conservation data. The project built a pilot for exploring the conservation records for historic book treatments.
Explore ResearchSpace

Linked Conservation data

Linked Conservation Data is a Network of partners working on improving access to conservation documentation records. LCD provides guidelines for sharing conservation terminology and making modelling decisions for conservation data. The project built a pilot for exploring the conservation records for historic book treatments.
Explore ResearchSpace

A digital exhibition space
for the Maco Museo

The Museum of Oriental Art and Culture (MACO) curates fine Asian arts, crafts and ethnographic artefacts, particularly specialising in Tibetan and Mongolian culture. They collaborate with leading experts from universities and cultural heritage organisations. ResearchSpace provides for MACO a new type of collection and exhibition research system design to help organise the collection, facilitate collaborations and layer new research, building new collection knowledge for public access.

A digital exhibition space
for the Maco Museo

The Museum of Oriental Art and Culture (MACO) curates fine Asian arts, crafts and ethnographic artefacts, particularly specialising in Tibetan and Mongolian culture. They collaborate with leading experts from universities and cultural heritage organisations. ResearchSpace provides for MACO a new type of collection and exhibition research system design to help organise the collection, facilitate collaborations and layer new research, building new collection knowledge for public access.

A digital exhibition space
for the Maco Museo

The Museum of Oriental Art and Culture (MACO) curates fine Asian arts, crafts and ethnographic artefacts, particularly specialising in Tibetan and Mongolian culture. They collaborate with leading experts from universities and cultural heritage organisations. ResearchSpace provides for MACO a new type of collection and exhibition research system design to help organise the collection, facilitate collaborations and layer new research, building new collection knowledge for public access.